Festival of Fun in Winter Gardens

Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured is the Star Mandarin School.
Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured is the Star Mandarin School.
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Children are invited to a Festival of Fun in Sheffield.

Sheffield Children’s University is behind the festival, which kicked off with a special launch at the Winter Garden in the city centre.

Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured from Kelham Island Museum are Rebecca Walton and Chris Bullivant as Joshua Tyzack.

Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured from Kelham Island Museum are Rebecca Walton and Chris Bullivant as Joshua Tyzack.

The launch promoted some of the fun activities children in the city can take part in, from circus skills to rock climbing.

Helen Nichols, event organiser, said: “We want to be able to provide as many free and fun activities so the children of Sheffield have all the opportunities they deserve.

“We’re lucky we’ve been able to find the funding to support the Festival of Fun.

“We encourage children to continue with their education both inside and outside of the classroom.”

Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured is Emily Steele from Razzamataz.

Sheffield Children's University held a promotion day at the Winter Garden to promote the very first CU Festival of Fun which will feature a range of activities for children across the city. Pictured is Emily Steele from Razzamataz.

The children’s university promotes activities for youngsters outside of school – research has shown participation in these activities increases children’s attendance and attainment at school.

The university has involved more than 21,000 of Sheffield’s children aged four to 16 since it was established in 2008.

More than 70 schools are affiliated with the university, with children earning credits and certificates.