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Downloadable Learning Destination activities

We are working with a number of our national learning partners to create a range of activities which support children's independent learning, and can also be used by groups of children and their families.  To begin the collection we have developed a Forest Trail with the Forestry Commission and a Creative Arts Explorer pack with Bigfoot Creative Arts.

Details of how to complete the activities and gain time in the Learning Passport are included within the pack.  We will be adding more activities soon, and would love to hear your feedback and suggestions for further activities.

 

Please click on the below links to download the activities:


MY (CHILD'S) KENT CHILDREN'S UNIVERSITY MEMORIES

  • You can download cover and review sheets to add to a folder or scrapbook, documenting each year your child has participated in KCU activities and opportunities.  
  • You can complete the sheets with your child each year!  It should make a nice memento of their time with KCU!
  • You can download these sheets here.
  • You could use this folder/scrapbook to contain:
  1. KCU certificates and awards
  2. Graduation photographs
  3. KCU Challenge evidence
  4. Evidence from Learning Destinations such as photographs, activity packs, trails, recommendations and reviews
  5. Completed downloadable activities from National Children's University and/or Kent Children's University
  6. Validated competition entries e.g. 500 Words, Wicked Young Writers' Award, 100 Million Minute Reading Challenge

 

KCU SEASONAL CHALLENGES

Kent Children's University produces three seasonal Challenges a year plus some ad hoc activities for families to enjoy at home.  You can find the current Challenges here.

Our Challenges are suitable for children aged 5-14 but have been completed by younger and older children.

Support materials and ideas for inspiration can be found on our Kent Children's University Facebook page.  Why don't you take a look to see what you can find!

You can also find out more about our past KCU Challenges by visiting our Downloadable Learning Activities section of the website.

If you would like more information about Kent Children's University or this Challenge, please email kcu@theeducationpeople.org or call 03000 417232


ACTIVITIES TO DOWNLOAD BEFORE VISITING LEARNING DESTINATIONS

 

ACTIVITIES TO BE COMPLETED AT HOME AT ANY TIME 

You can find the instructions on how to collect the credits inside the packs:

 

EDF

  • EDF The Pod activities - Parents would need to register here to access the materials.  1 Learning Credit per activity completed (maximum of 8).  Credits issued by KCU.

 

LIRBARY ACTIVITIES

 

 

KCU-PRODUCED TRAILS (with support from local tourist boards)

 

UPCOMING OPEN DAY AND PUBLIC EVENT ACTIVITIES

New activities sheets/packs will be added at least 2 weeks before the event.  Check our Facebook Events section for details


WHEELS OF TIME MATERIALS 

If the site is Validated and listed on the Wheels of Time website, CU website map/App, there will be activities available onsite and the venues will issue 2 Learning Credits.  These are the support materials for those NON-Validated Wheels of Time sites. 

 

OPEN DAY AND PUBLIC EVENT ACTIVITIES

This section is for information only.  New activities sheets/packs will be added at least 2 weeks before the event.  Check our Facebook Events section for details

 


**  In order to demonstrate the activity has taken place you will need to either take photographs, write a diary, produce a scrapbook, make a film etc. to submit to Kent Children's University.  The Evidence Sheets / Learning Destination diary / Film Review act as a guide/prompt and are not a pre-requisite to earning the Learning Credits.  Please only send evidence upon completing all the activities you wish to complete.  


How will I receive my Learning Credits? 

Once your child has completed a Downloadable Learning Destination activity, you will need to post or email the completed pack and/or diary along with a letter outlining your address and child's name to KCU.  The details are below.

If sending items to KCU, please post/email them to us at:  Kent Children's University

G34

Sessions House

County Road

Maidstone

Kent

ME14 1XQ

kcu@theeducationpeople.org

We will then post the relevant number of credits to your home address and return the completed Downloadable Learning Destination activity pack back to you.

For more information, please email kcu@theeducationpeople.org