St Christopher’s has been running Children’s University Clubs for the past nine years.
The Year 1 and Year 2 clubs run every Thursday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There is a Children’s University block of sessions each term and they run for five weeks. Year 3 to Year 6 clubs run through the year. See individual clubs for details.
The clubs are run in partnership with the Local Authority and make links to local universities. The clubs are delivered by staff at lunchtime or at the end of the day. Through attending a broad range of clubs in school the children have the opportunity to learn new skills and have fun in the process. Clubs run from Y1 through to Y6 and include Drama, Choir, Football, Netball, Cricket, Forest School, Music, Story, Art, Computing and Messy Play. The children collect hours which lead to awards being presented at the end of the school year. The awards are Bronze, Silver, Gold, and the higher awards of Bronze Certificate, Silver Certificate and Gold Certificate. A Graduation Ceremony takes place in the Summer term where the children are dressed in caps and gowns to receive their awards. Parents/Carers are invited to attend the service. The children show great pride in their awards and are inspired by the ceremony. In the Summer of 2014 the graduation took place in the John Lennon Design Centre at John Moores University.