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On Saturday 10th November, children who achieved 30 hours or more of extra curriculum learning with the Essex Children’s University attended their Graduation ceremony. The event was held at The University of Essex, where pupils received their certificates in front proud parents and families.

Congratulations to Theo S, Esther H, Isabella B, Thomas C, Emily C, Amelie M, Pasha B, Amy H, Isaak S and Jacob H, who all earned an award.


Of the pupils graduating this year, nine of them achieved over 100 hours of learning outside the classroom, with seven children receiving either a diploma, degree or post graduate award for collecting over 200 hours in their passports.


Both Mrs Cook and Mrs Deane were delighted to be at the Graduation ceremony to celebrate the children’s achievements.


The message from Debbie Bennett, manager of the Children’s University, is one which we also whole-heartedly support at Highfields.

Our work encourages children to try new activites and unfamiliar experiences. To be passionately curious, and have fun whilst learning. To develop those skills and talents we would like to see more of in all our communites: resilience, adaptability, collaboration, self-confidence and self-belief.”


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Welcome to the gallery of children's work!

Picture 1 Learning Fench
Picture 2 Year 5 work on Ancient Egypt
Picture 3 Year 4/5 work on Ancient Egypt
Picture 4 Year 6 class rules
Picture 1 KS2 E-safety work
Picture 2 KS1 E-safety work
Picture 1 Year 2 and 3 Chocolate Display
Picture 2 Year 2 and 3 Chocolate Display
Picture 3 Year 2 and 3 Chocolate Display
Picture 4 Year 2 and 3 Chocolate Display