How does Children's University Scotland work?
We help children and their families to recognise and celebrate learning that takes place outside the classroom.
We give children aged 5-14 access to our members-only online portal, Aspire. They use this to collect credits for taking part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These could happen in school (but before or after normal lessons), at home, or outside school at evenings, weekends and during holidays. Children decide what activities they would like to collect credits for based on what they enjoy doing – and often they don’t need to do anything new. There is no pressure to collect credits, and there are no exams.
When children collect enough credits they can get certificates and awards, presented at a Children's University celebration event at school, at a community organisation, or in some areas a local college or university.
Children's University connects the dots between school, family and community learning.Find out more about how it works