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18 July 2019
By Liam Jeffery

The free Kent Children’s University Summer Challenge for families goes live TOMORROW - 19 July 2019

Kent Children's University's annual Summer Challenge goes live for families on 19 July 2019! It is a great way to keep children and their families entertained over the summer holiday so why not share the link with them before the end of term so they can download the activity pack.

Consisting of 24 activities that children and families can work on together at either no, or low, cost children can choose to do as many or as few activities as they want. They do not have to be part of Kent Children’s University to get involved.

Complete any number of the 24 activities, in any order, to fit in with a family's plans for the summer holiday. Completing all 24 activities is the challenge. These activities can be completed just for fun or to earn Learning Credits with Kent Children's University. Your families can find support materials on the KCU website so do share the link in any newsletter or look out for posts on Social Media to Retweet/Share.

Families have until 20 September 2019 to complete these challenges, so get planning today!

Please share your ideas and challenge outcomes with us by hash-tagging #KCUChallenge on Social Media.

If children are part of Kent Children’s University, either through your school, or subscribing directly through the Family Membership model, then a certain number of Learning Credits can be earned for each activity completed. One hour of Children’s University learning equals one Learning Credit. The Learning Credits earned can then be used to count towards a national Children’s University award, and if they have achieved sufficient Credits they will be invited to graduate at a ceremony at one of the Kent-based universities.

Please visit the Kent Children's University website more information about the Challenge or how to get involved with the scheme in the new academic year.


The Children's University Trust is a national organisation which offers 5-14 year olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours. The activities can take the form of a one-off workshop, Children’s University fun lectures with well-known and inspirational people, trips to libraries and museums, arts and crafts activities, sports coaching as well as extracurricular activities within schools.

For more information about the Challenge and/or Kent Children’s University, please email [email protected] or call 03000 41 72 32.