Children’s University step up to bat

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LOCAL northern suburbs students remained active over their recent school holiday break by taking up a cricket bat and participating in the Children’s University Tasmania’s school holiday program at High Performance Cricket Tasmania.

Children’s University Tasmania was launched in July 2015 through the Peter Underwood Centre at the University of Tasmania and runs a series of school holiday programs for children throughout the school holidays.

This is the first time cricket has been on offer at the Children’s University.

The activity day was about learning the sport and engaging with the community at High Performance Cricket Tasmania.

“It’s really offering the children the opportunity to connect with people, like Mark at High Performance Cricket, who has an interesting background,” regional officer of creativity and engagement at the Children’s University Georgia Sutton said.

“Many of our programs are skills development sessions, including the one at High Performance Cricket.”

Ms Sutton said the Children’s University was all about offering a range of experiences for children to try.

“It’s really about engaging and exposing kids and their parents in activities that are in and around the community,” she said.

Children aged seven to 14 are eligible to enrol in the Children’s University.

Once enrolled, all students get a passport, which they use to track the hours they spend doing activities in and around the local community.

“It’s a really exciting program, it welcomes lots of people into the space of academic and extracurricular success,” Ms Sutton said.

“It’s important that the community acknowledge all the extra effort these kids put in to achieve these extracurricular hours.”

The most recent school holidays saw Children’s University students visit Government House and Parliament House for tours, robotics sessions and cricket.

Caption: Children from the northern suburbs enjoyed their time learning cricket at High Performance Cricket as part of the Children’s University school holiday program.

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