Friday, 16 May 2014


Our 28th CU Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, with over 120 children and young people all poised to receive their Gold Awards for taking part in over 100, 200, 300 etc hours of learning in their own time.
Students from Chaucer try on our special Sheffield CU caps and gowns
Award winners and their families talk to Learning Destinations in the marketplace and enjoy refreshments

Sheffield Hallam University hosted the ceremony, which took place in the magnificent Pennine Lecture Theatre and there were special speeches from Professor Karen Bryan, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Debbie Bird from the (inter)national CU Trust and Jack Clare, a student at Sheffield Hallam who talked about student life.

Debbie Bird from the CU Trust gives an inspiring speech to award winners

Children and young people from CU secondary schools were presented with their awards along with children and young people who have been collecting credits away from school using their Passport to Learning. We also presented two very special awards, our first Gold Fellowship Awards for 1000 hours of out of school learning! Dave Berry from HEPP (Higher Education Progression Partnership) presented both students with a special award to recognise this fantastic achievement and they were joined by Heeley City Farm, where the two students collected their credits.

Our first Gold Fellowship award winners (1000 hours!) Emily and Rhiannon receive extra special awards, along with staff from Heeley City Farm where their credits were collected
Children and young people who have been collecting credits in their Passport to Learning receive their Gold Awards

Students from Chaucer collect their Gold Awards
Children and young people from the Sheffield Dragons Elite Squad wow the crowd with their fantastic showcase
Huge congratulations to all fantastic award winners, we are very proud of you! Massive thanks to Alex Bairstow and the team at Sheffield Hallam University for their support.

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