The Ramsgate Micro Museum has become an approved public learning destination for Kent Children’s University (KCU). This means the museum is now authorised to issue learning credits to children taking part in the KCU.
KCU is part of an international charity that provides 5 to 14-year-olds with access to exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside the normal school day. They encourage children’s participation in voluntary learning activities that will develop their skills and raise aspirations for the future.
The Children’s University (CU) rewards children for all the additional learning they participate in voluntarily outside school. Once registered through a school or direct through the local CU, children can earn learning credits at public learning destinations such as The Micro Museum. They gain credits via a stamp in a “passport” as evidence of their learning.
Once a fixed number of credits have been achieved, they will have the opportunity to have their success celebrated at a special graduation ceremony at either Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of Greenwich or The University of Kent.
Carol Deer, who owns The Micro Museum with husband Mike, said: “We and our team are very excited to be part of this scheme because we all get tremendous pleasure from sharing our knowledge of the digital world with young people.
“In order to gain a credit at the museum, the children must successfully complete our history quiz. They will, of course, also receive one of our fun museum certificates.”