Children University Graduation

Children’s University graduating students with Profesor James McWha.

On Thursday the 16th November 12 students from Port Elliot Primary School Graduated from Children’s University Adelaide.

Congratulations to Declan B, Erin B, Zebadai B, Isabella H, Abigail M, Mecki R, Holly T and Alice T who all received the National Bronze Award for 30 hours of participation.

Congratulations also to Harry C, Lola L-G, Elyssia M and Ava T who received the National Silver Award for 65 hours of participation.

The graduates attended a very special ceremony at Adelaide University in the Bonython Hall. The hall is very grand and some students asked if it was where they filmed Harry Potter. On the stage was Professor James McWha in his red robes, Professor Phillipa Levy in her gown with gold edging and Director of the Children’s University Australia, Ms Kiri Hagenus.

The Graduates themselves were dressed in gowns with mortar board hats and tassels. They all looked very official and proud.

During the ceremony each student was called forward to receive their certificate, meeting the Professor in front of an audience of over 200 people. Our school was one of nine schools represented.

The Children’s University Programme is open to all students from Year 3 through to Year 10 and recognises students learning out of school hours. The children have a passport where they record hours of volunteer time, such as visiting the Whale Centre, going to Dance lessons or playing a sport. These hours accumulate and students are able to graduate at the end of the year. Our graduates and families certainly reported back that it was a great experience.

Look out for the membership forms early in 2018 and join up to become a graduate at the end of 2018.

Brenton Hudson