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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




  • 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 Friday 18th September, please return any evidence to Kent Children's University by email (preferred)via kcu@theeducationpeople.org or post to Kent Children's University, 1.28, Sessions House, County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1XQ.

  • 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

  • Activity 1 - Take part in the Summer Reading Challenge:  You can find the Digital Summer Reading Challenge information here   


  • Activity 2 - Participate in Art Builders at home:  You can find out more about Art Builders at home here


  • Activity 4 -  Enjoy an Invisible Cities tour:  You can find all the free learning resources here.  You can pay for additional trails here


  • Activity 5 - Get involved with the Great British Spring Clean in September:  You can find resources and up-to-date information to help you here and make your family pledge here


  • Activity 7 - Complete a Fairtrade learning Challenge: You can find the home learning resources here.  To find out which challenges are eligible for Learning Credits, please refer to the Summer KCU Challenge here


  • Activity 9 - Participate in the My Active Rainbow Challenge:  You can find the Challenge and supporting information here


  • Activity 10 - Upcycle for nature with the RSPB:  You can find more information about the Wild Challenge here 


  • Activity 11 - Let's Create with the Arts Council England:  You can find a PDF of the activities here


  • Activity 12 - Take part in the Explore Kent walking challenge:  You can find information about the Junior Walking Challenges here


  • Activity 13 - Make a meaningful connection with an elderly person:  You can find up to the minute information about how to stay safe as well as manking meaningful connections with the elderly here.


  • Activity 14 - Conduct a Summer-related science experiment:  You can find Science At Home With Mrs B's Facebook page here


  • Activity 16 - Make a patch for a Children's University Quarantine Quilt:  You can find a video with some inspiration here


  • Activity 19 - Learn at home with Spike from Maidstone Museum:  The weekly activities are uploaded to this webpage


  • Activity 21 - Tell Blue Peter about a recent achievement:  You can find out all you need to know about the Blue Peter badges here


  • Activity 24 - Make a Marionette puppet:  There are many ways to make a Marionette puppet but here is a good place to start


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!