May Avenue, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 7HF

For enquiries please contact –

01268 697181

Headteacher -

Mr M Thomas

Lubbins Park Primary Academy

Children's University

What is the Children’s University?

Children’s University (CU) is an extra-curricular learning programme which takes education outside the classroom. It encourages 5-14 year olds to try new experiences, develop new interests and acquire new skills. Children’s University operates across the UK with 123 centres stretching from Aberdeen to Cornwall.

How does it work?

Participants are presented with a diverse menu of learning options – which are developed by accredited partners called ‘Learning Destinations’ such as museums, sports venues, universities, community partners and after school clubs to name a few. Recognition of effort and achievement is central to the programme’s success and each time a participant completes a learning activity they receive a stamp in their CU ‘Passport to Learning’. One hour of learning equals one CU credit. Once sufficient credits have been accrued the young person is awarded a CU Certificate of Achievement. These certificates are presented at a CU graduation ceremony.

  • 30 hours achieves a bronze
  • 65 hours achieves a silver
  • 100 hours achieves a gold

Further information

To become a student it is very simple, just visit our school and ask for a Passport To Learning and begin earning stamps. The passport allows your child to enter many places free of charge so please do come and purchase one.

Please also visit to find out more. To look for your local ‘Learning destinations’ click on link on and type in the area you wish to search for.