West Norfolk pupils graduate from Norfolk Children’s University

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More than 200 school children from across the county donned mortar boards and gowns on Wednesday to celebrate their achievements with the Norfolk’s Children’s University.

Youngsters from Dersingham, West Winch and Hillcrest Primary Schools were among the five to 11-year-olds who enjoyed a full graduation ceremony at the University of East Anglia.

The project, which is led by Norfolk County Council, aims to raise children’s aspirations and encourage them to keep learning outside of the normal school day.

Children taking part each have their own passport and collect stamps for each hour of learning at approved Learning Destinations anywhere in the country. After-school activities range from bell ringing to Zumba and cookery classes.

James Joyce, chairman of the County Council’s Children’s Services Committee, said: “The Children’s University gives children the chance to develop a love of learning, find new hobbies and interests, and explore the fantastic opportunities available to them.

“They are a credit to the county, and I’m sure the university experience will encourage them to continue with their hard work.”