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CU Charles Darwin Holds Their First Event

Children’s University Charles Darwin held their first event on 20 July. Professor Martin Carroll, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Student Success, welcomed 20 organisations to an information session for prospective Learning Destinations.

Providers heard about Children’s University (CU) Charles Darwin, an innovative pilot program which enables students aged 7-14, initially from eight schools in Darwin and Palmerston, to participate in extra-curricular learning activities.The program is designed to develop confidence and aspiration in children outside school hours by accessing a variety of extra learning opportunities at local Learning Destination providers. Providers talked about how they could work together as a network of high quality, accredited Learning Destinations that are able to provide superior learning opportunities to school children.

Learning Destinations in Darwin & Palmerston will provide a diverse range of learning opportunities from science discovery activities, to dance sessions, arts and crafts through to wild life trails. All activities will be registered on the Children’s University Australia Website, where children are able to learn more about the opportunities available, choose their activity, and design their own learning program.

Following the formal presentations providers networked, and had the opportunity to talk about how they could work with CU Charles Darwin to make this exciting initiative a reality here in the Northern Territory.