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Hardelot becomes a Kent Children’s University Learning Destination

We have some exciting news that we would like to share with you.

The Hardelot Centre has recently become an approved “Public Learning Destination” for Kent Children’s University. This means that we are authorised to issue Learning Credits in participating children’s Passports to Learning. We are so proud of this partnership as the Validation process shows that our methods for inspiring and education children and young people meets with the Quality Assurance process of National Children’s University Trust.

What is Kent Children’s University?

Kent Children’s University (KCU) is part of an international charity that provides 5 to 14 year olds with access to exciting and innovative CU Learning Activities and experiences outside the normal school day. They reward children’s participation in voluntary learning activities that will develop their skills and raise aspirations for the future.

How does CU work?

The Childrens’s University (CU) is able to recognise and reward children for all the additional learning they participate in voluntary outside normal school hours. Once registered through a school or direct through the local CU, children can earn Learning Credits in a variety of ways including participating in activities held at “Public Learning Destinations”. Children are provided with a Passport to Learning for them to collect Credits as evidence of their learning. Once children achieve a fixed number of Learning Credits, they will have the opportunity to have their successes celebrated at a very special Graduation Ceremony at either Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Greenwich (Medway Campus) or The University of Kent.

KCU at the Hardelot Centre

Although we do not offer learning credits for a residential stay with us, children are able to receive credits for extension activities during their visit such as; • All activities carried out in ‘free time’ including, challenge and low ropes course, open air theatre, orienteering in the woods, team games. • EHE group and community activities including French food tasting • Creating a Hardelot inspired recipe • Nature Detectives activity • Completing the Hardelot Centre Journal

If you would like more information about KCU please visit Kent Children’s University or

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