Watson Ramsbottom strengthen local community links with support of Blackburn Children’s University

We are delighted to have been able to provide a donation to assist Blackburn Children’s University with their ongoing activities.

The Children’s University (CU) is a national organisation which offers an innovative programme of high quality learning opportunities for children aged 5-14 outside of school hours. It seeks to reward participation, raise aspirations and encourage engagement with learning.

Blackburn Children’s University

Blackburn Children’s University is in it’s 12th Year now, having been established in 2010, and is currently working with seven primary schools within the borough (Sacred Heart, St. Aidan’s, St. Anthony’s, St Michael with St. John, St. Silas, The Redeemer and Wensley Fold). Some have a member of staff within the school responsible for arranging Children’s University activities, whilst others work with the Blackburn Children’s University Hub based at Wensley Fold primary school.


Activities are setup and on offer after school, at weekends and in the holidays, with opportunities to get involved in things such as sports, animal fun, drama, arts and crafts, creative days, cooking, arranged trips to places and much more being available to those taking part. The University Centre at Blackburn College also provide fun activities across a variety of subjects.

Participating children are given a ‘passport to learning’ when they join, in which they record the hours they complete as part of the Children’s University. Award certificates are earned based on the number of hours built up in accordance with the National Certification Scheme, and rewards are available from 30 hours participation right up to 1000 hours, making participation inclusive for all.

Children can also attain ‘stamps’ for taking part in external activities not arranged by the BCU, so that their own individual interests can count towards their Children’s University experience. These would include things such as scouts, swimming, martial arts or junior football.

Our Assistance

Our donation will aid Blackburn Children’s University in arranging future activities, enabling them to offer even more opportunities to local children.

We are delighted to have been able to support what is a fantastic initiative which is accessible to children in the community in and around our Blackburn office.

For more information on Blackburn Children’s University and its activities, follow them on Facebook or Twitter @Blackburn_CU

We’ll keep you informed of any activities our donation has particularly helped with. If you require legal advice, please contact one of our professionals today or alternatively, you can email us on enquiries@watsonramsbottom.com for assistance or call us on 01254 672222

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