KCU Graduation Challenge
This Challenge has been devised for children who
should have been attending a Graduation ceremony at the University
of Kent this Summer.
Useful documents and
- Evidence could be photographs and/or videos. Please
return any evidence to Kent Children's University by September 2020
via email (preferred) or post via firstname.lastname@example.org or Kent
Children's University, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone,
Kent, ME14 1XQ.
Specific Challenge activity support materials (not
applicable for all activities)
- Activity 1 - Make your own mortar board and
scroll: You can find a fantastic video tutorial from
our Learning Partner, Animate Arts Company, here.
- We have some very, very special messages which have been
recorded for our Children's University Graduates. Please email KCU
and request the link. They're so special we are not going to
share with everybody!
- Activity 3 - Design and make
your own Graduation invitations and programme: You
can find examples of our invitations here and our programmes here but we would like families to
get as creative as possible and inspire us with a re-design.
The invitations and programmes could be made on a computer or by
hand! Let your creativity run wild.
- Activity 4 - Plan, make an enjoy a celebratory
tea: We had special cakes made for us in the
past. Take a look at these...
- Activity 5 - Create a Children's University Graduation
collage: There are lots of
different ways to make a collage! You could use photographs
or create something like a Powerpoint! Do share the collage
with those attending your Graduation at home ceremony.
- Activity 6 - Host your own
ceremony and ask someone to take official
photos: In these
unusual times we would like to create a special album of virtual
graduation photographs. We have some examples of poses
- Ask your grown up to send us no more than 3 photographs of your
virtual graduation ceremony; as ideas you might like to send: one
of you in your homemade mortar board; one of you and your guests;
and one of your celebration cakes. It's completely up to you of
- We will upload these photographs (without names, to an online
gallery on our website) In submitting your images to us, you are
agreeing that we can use them in this way. If you do not wish your
images to be included, please let us know in the email you send to
- Throwing your mortar board in the air at the end of a
Graduation Ceremony is always the most exciting part of the
ceremony. Ask one of your grown-ups to film you throwing your
mortar board in the air and ask them to send the footage to us (no
more than a couple of seconds please). We will then create one
piece of footage that features everybody who submitted a clip.