CHILDREN and young people from across Wrexham donned robes and mortar boards to attend the Children’s University Gold Award Ceremony at Glyndr University.
All students receiving awards received the highest award available within the Children’s University – The Kid’s College and Children’s University Gold Award, and the Youth University Advanced Diploma.
Three children also received the top Children’s University Outstanding Students Award.
Children from Acton Park Juniors, Ysgol Hooson, Gwersyllt Community Primary School, Wat’s Dyke Primary, Victoria Infants, St Mary’s RC Primary, Alexandra Primary, Hafod y Wern, St Joseph’s, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd and Darland High School have completed modules in a range of activities, including sports, reading, drama, dance and music.
The impressive accomplishment shows a high degree of commitment and dedication by students.
Certificates were presented by Wrexham deputy mayor Cllr Jim Kelly, KSG.
Wrexham Children’s University is a partnership between Wrexham council’s Youth Service and Glyndr University.
The scheme gives ‘credits’ for each hour children voluntarily participate in activities out of normal school hours. Credits are awarded for each hour completed and these credits are banked and build up to further awards such as bronze, silver and gold.
By July 2009, the number of Wrexham children aged from five-19 engaged in activities was 8,647.
Wrexham Children’s University was the first of its kind in Wales.
There are currently 20 other local authorities across Wales which have adopted the scheme.