What happens at a CU learning activity?
There are three types of CU Scotland learning activities:
Activities that happen in the community: Passport holders may visit a learning provider in the community to take part in a learning activity. That could mean a self-guided visit, a venue tour, an interactive workshop, lesson or session. Community providers may also create fun learning activities children can do from home.
Activities that happen in a child's school: Passport holders might take place in fun activities in there school, that happen outside normal lesson time. That could mean a fun club that happens before or after the school day, or during break times. Schools sometimes provide extra learning opportunities for children to take part in at home or beyond the school gates. As long as the activity happens outside normal lesson time and isn't part of the curriculum, it can be counted towards CU credits and awards.
Activities that happen at home: Passport holders can also collect credits for taking part in a wide range of activities at home, with their families. These could be part of a Children's University Scotland free downloadable activity challenge, a fun worksheet or online activity produced by one of our learning partners, or even a free online learning activity - like Sumdog maths games.
This approach helps to connect classroom learning with other learning that takes place in our communities, city centres and countryside. Everyone’s involved — teachers, families, friends and local activity providers — at every step.