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What are Sheffield CU challenges?

Sheffield Children’s University is all about encouraging participation in high quality learning beyond the classroom.  We think learning can happen anywhere and it should be challenging, rewarding and most of all, FUN! To ensure our children and young people can continue to learn and collect CU credits for their efforts, we have started to share some CU challenges that children and young people can complete at home. 

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The CU Festival of Fun 2023 is OPEN!

The Sheffield Children’s University (CU) Festival of Fun is a programme of FREE taster activities for children and young people, running right across the summer holidays. Earn 1 CU credit for each hour you take part in an activity. Credits lead to 30 different awards between 30 credits and 1000 credits, some presented at our special graduation events!
Some activities need to be booked in advance and you’ll find details of how to book places in the programme. Some activities don’t need booking – so just turn up!

All activities are suitable for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), but of course it depends on your child’s needs and the nature of the activity as to how they might be able to participate. All Learning Destinations (activity providers) are experienced at working with children and young people with SEND, so we recommend contacting them directly to discuss the activity and your child’s needs, so you can make an informed decision.

Almost all activities require a parent/carer to remain with their child throughout the activity, but the Learning Destinations will confirm this with you. Contact them directly for more info.



It’s got lots of fun activities happening during the holidays and there are also links to our very own Sheffield CU home learning challenges which can be done for no cost at home, and earn CU credits.


The activities are open to children and young people who attend Sheffield schools, as long as they have a CU Passport to Learning.

However, if children don’t yet have a Passport to Learning, you can direct families to their local Sheffield library to buy one (£3.50 each).


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