Half term fun on offer for Sheffield youngsters

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Enthusiastic youngsters can carry on learning in the half term school holiday with a series of fun events.

A discovery day of talks and activities will take place at Sheffield’s Weston Park Museum next Tuesday, May 28, with modern card and board games in the Winter Garden the following day, Wednesday.

And the activities will even count towards pupils’ Sheffield Children’s University awards - although the sessions are open to everyone.

The Children’s University is a national initiative that encourages children to take part in a wide range of worthwhile out-of-school-hours learning.

More than 20,000 children and young people in Sheffield are already earning points through clubs and extra-curricular activities at their schools and in the community using their Passport to Learning.

Youngsters achieve one credit for every hour they spend on activities - and in Sheffield more than 750,000 hours have been accrued.

Coun Jackie Drayton, Sheffield Council’s cabinet member for children, young people and families, said: “The Children’s University is an excellent platform to provide stimulating, free, fun and interactive learning activities to children, young people and their families in Sheffield.

“These are the first of a number of Children’s University LIVE! activities that will take place across the city.

“It is an opportunity to encourage different community groups to come together and use these events to raise awareness of their own cultures.

“It is also a chance to promote the benefits of taking part in learning, and can help to increase engagement and attendance in our schools.”

Children’s University activities are held on school premises, and at ‘learning destinations’ such as museums, libraries, Heeley City Farm and scout groups.

Next week’s sessions are suitable for all and begin on both days at 10am with a 4pm finish.