St Peters Birstall

Life at St Peter's C of E Junior, Infant & Early Years School

Children's University

At St Peter's, we take part in the Children's University. When children enter Year 1 they are given a Children's University 'Passport to Learning.' Children are then encouraged to take part in extra-curricular activities and undertake out of school activities to earn hours. At the end of the year, the hours are collected and turned into awards. There are a variety of awards for children to gain, from a bronze award to a post graduate degree.

Past events

2017 - 2018

On Monday 18th June 2018, a few children, from across the school, attended the annual Children's University Graduation ceremony at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield. Those who attended were very excited before the event and even more so when they heard that Mr Burdekin was to be the guest speaker for the event! During the event, our children were very well behaved and applauded all other participants. This year, we had 8 children receive a variety of awards at the ceremony including 3 children who had been awarded a Fellowship for collecting 1000 hours! A huge well done to Joshua, Emily and Bethany for all the hard work and effort you have put in to the Children's University! You should be very proud that you now join only a small number of other children in the Wakefield Children's University who have been awarded a Fellowship.

A massive well done to everyone who attended the event! You should be very proud of yourselves. As a school, we are very proud of you! Below are just a small number of photographs taken before the event. Once the official photographs have been released, they will be available on our website to look at.



Here are just a few quotes from some of the children who attended the graduation:



2016 - 2017

On Monday 19th June 2017, children from our school attended the Wakefield Children's University graduation ceremony at the Theatre Royal in Wakefield. They worked really hard to earn enough hours for an award. Well done to all of our graduates!


Below are some of the pictures from the ceremony of the children collecting their award on stage!

 Upcoming events

For more information about the Children's University please visit

 Children's University - News and Events