South Yorkshire Children’s University

Children’s University (CU) supports and encourages every child to reach their potential and become the very best they can be. Supporting children and young people to learn and celebrating their achievements has never been more important.

Local and national research shows that children and young people develop their confidence, aspirations and love of learning from the skills, characteristics and passions they develop both in and beyond the classroom.

CU motivates children and young people from the age of 5 to try new learning experiences in and outside of school; at breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs and in their own time, in the local library, museum, sports club or exploring learning activities further afield.

Culminating in an inspirational graduation ceremony, this learning adventure gives children and young people the opportunity to enrich their childhoods, nurture a lifelong love of learning, unlock their skills and talents and develop their aspirations and confidence, regardless of their backgrounds.

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Summer activities are here…and right across South Yorkshire!

Summer activities are here…and right across South Yorkshire!

5th July 2024

We're SUPER excited to announce that we've joined forces with our friends at Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham Children's University centres…

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Pupils inspired by industry professionals at Yes Chef! celebration event

Pupils inspired by industry professionals at Yes Chef! celebration event

24th June 2024

‘Project in a Box’ is held annually and provides SYCU-subscribed schools across the region with a free box that includes…

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School staff at conference waving hands

South Yorkshire CU Schools Conference 2024: A day of inspiration and collaboration

17th June 2024

The South Yorkshire Children's University Schools Conference brought together educators, students, and CU centres from Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, and newly-joined…

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Looking for family fun in the Easter holidays?

Looking for family fun in the Easter holidays?

25th March 2024

We're SUPER excited to announce that Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Children's University centres and our brand new friends at Barnsley…

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