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2023 Summer #KCUChallenge

You can use these support materials to help your children complete the Summer #KCUChallenge.  

Please note that children and families do not need to be part of Children's University to access these materials. 


Useful documents and links


  • Here is the one-page Checklist.  You can either print or write your own viersion to share with us when you submit your child's Challenge evidence in September.


  • You do not need to print any of these materials if you do not have access to a printer.  You can write or type the checklist separately if necessary.  Should you wish to print the items, do consider using black and white.  You could also go to your local library to print selected pages (such as the checklist on page 3).


  • You can find specific links and resources to help with certain Challenge activities further down this page.




  • You can find out Home Learning resources, which might help your children complete the Summer KCU Challenge activities here.



Submitting evidence

  • Evidence could be photographs, videos, Social Action journals, Learning Logs, Word documents, Powerpoint presentations etc.  Keep an eye out for more information on our Social Media Channels.
  • Once the Challenge ends, on 15th September, please return any evidence to Kent Children's University by email (preferred) via kcu@theeducationpeople.org or post to Kent Children's University, Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH.

  • Please only send evidence upon completion of all the activities you wish to submit.  You could make a Powerpoint, Word file or some other collated document to evidence the completed activities.  Please make sure you also submit the Record Sheet with the evidence too.

  • Original evidence will be posted back to you along with the Learning Credits and online codes (such as red1234) to add to the child's Passport to Learning under the STAMP OF APPROVAL box.

  • We would love to see what you have completed with your children so do upload any evidence to our Social Media accounts (please do not show your children in any identifiable way in the photographs)!


Specific Challenge activity support materials (not applicable for all activities)

  • Activity 1 - Plant a butterfly garden:  You can find information about how to create a garden here.


  • Activity 4 - Make a Summer-themed word search:  You can download a template to create your own word search here.  You can create your own wordsearch here.


  • Activity 5 - Visit a Fire Station Open Day:  You can find out about the Kent Fire & Rescue events here.


  • Activity 10 - Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge:   You can find out more about the Challenge here.


  • Activity 11 - Visit a Children's University Learning Destination:  You can find the CU Learning Destinations here.


  • Activity 12 - Enter the #beskinsmart competition:  You can download the competition sheet here.


  • Activity 14 - Complete the Pawprint Badges summer challenge:    You can find the Pawprint Badges Summer Challenge here.


  • Activity 18 - Take part in the Forestry England summer challenge:   You can find the Forestry England Summer Challenge here.


  • Activity 20 - Count your Wild Miles:  You can find the information you need here.  The record sheet is here.


  • Activity 23 - Go foraging as a family:  You can find information about foraging safely, and legally, here.


  • Activity 24 - Take part in the National CU Trust Summer Challenge:    You can find the support materials here.



General Challenge activity support materials

  • Social Action Journal - You can use this journal to document Social Action activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering.  You could use the journal to help you evidence your involvement in a number of #KCUChallenge activities.  You can find out more about Social Action and our #iwll Pledge in this document too.


  • Physical Activity Log - You can use this log to record the amount of physical activity you participate in during lockdown.


  • Learning Log - If you would like to use this log to record your activities, please do but you can be creative in how you share your information with us!


  • Recommend a Learning Destination - If you would like to recommend a potential Learning Destination to us (a Brownie group, sports club, music teacher etc) please complete the Recommendation Form and return it to us via kcu@theeducationpeople.org.  We will then make contact with the organisation to see if they would like to become a Learning Destination.  Once the organisation has been through the Validation process, they will be able to issue Learning Credits for the activities your children have taken part in.


  • Suggestion slips - You could also take this information to your existing club to let them know that your children are part of Children's University!