CU logoYork Elite have been selected as an official Learning Destination for the National Children's University (CU) Scheme. The CU Scheme is aimed at 7 to 14 year olds and it's mission is to help kids find exciting and creative learning activities which they can enjoy and feel proud of their achievements. York Elite provides the ideal environment for children to take part in the scheme through participating in karate training and gradings. 

Currently there are 5 schools engaged with Children's University in York. They are Yearsley Grove, Scarcroft, Carr Junior, Stockton-on-the-Forest and Westfield. Osbaldwick and Derwent Primaries will be joining from September. The scheme is being administered by York Cares who are constantly working with schools, particularly in areas of disadvantage, who they hope will join the passport scheme. From next September they will also be trialing a move to secondary schools. 

Currently children at non-participating schools or home-tutored children are also able to sign up for passports by contacting York Cares either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 01904 323482. CU Passport

Participating Children also get the opportunity to "graduate" at York University once they have attained enough passport stamps. The next Graduation Ceremony is on Wednesday 27th March, 4pm - 6pm at The University of York. This event will see over 50 children from the city graduate with Bronze, Silver or Gold awards depending on the number of hours they've accumulated so far. As a Learning Destination, York Elite have been invited ot this ceremony.

We are delighted to be involved with this initiative as it matches our vision for York Elite as a facility for Children to develop their confidence, their character, and their skills in a fun, safe environment with the opportunity to make new friends and gain new experiences. We encourage everyone to look at the CU Scheme on http://www.childrensuniversity.co.uk and give it a go.

For more information contact Niall McCreanor at the dojo.

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