Over 400 schoolchildren graduate at the Doncaster Children’s University

Pictured at the Doncaster Children's University Award ceremony are (L-R): Gervais Phinn, Author and Chancellor of Doncaster Children's University; Florence Gill, 11, from Norton Junior School; Mrs E McDonnell, Assistant Headteacher, Norton Junior School; Charlie Hemingbrough, 11, from Norton Junior School; Ger Graus, Chief Executive, National Children's University; and George Trow, Principal and Chief Executive of Doncaster College.

Pictured at the Doncaster Children's University Award ceremony are (L-R): Gervais Phinn, Author and Chancellor of Doncaster Children's University; Florence Gill, 11, from Norton Junior School; Mrs E McDonnell, Assistant Headteacher, Norton Junior School; Charlie Hemingbrough, 11, from Norton Junior School; Ger Graus, Chief Executive, National Children's University; and George Trow, Principal and Chief Executive of Doncaster College.

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Children from a number of schools in the area had the chance to become ‘graduates’ and be presented with certificates before an audience of family, friends and teachers.

Handing out certificates were George Trow, principal of Doncaster College, Ger Graus, chief executive of the National Children’s University and local author and broadcaster Gervase Phinn, who is chancellor of Doncaster’s Children’s University, which is based at Doncaster College.

Doncaster is unique as it is the only Children’s University based in a further education college. It offers opportunities to all children and young people aged between 7 and 14 through their school’s involvement with the scheme. Over 20 schools in the Doncaster area have joined the children’s university.