Children’s University in the News

14th April, 2016

Nelson’s Journey is encouraging people to take part in Purple Picnic Week.


The campaign aims to raise funds for the charity that supports bereaved children. This year. The Norfolk Children’s University   has joined up to encourage students at schools that are part of the University to plan a purple picnic.

Amy Sale, principle of the Norfolk Children’s University, said: “We are always looking for new ways to inspire and empower our members and our Purple Picnic Family Challenges are the first of their kind – enabling learners to access a unique and irresistible learning experience whilst contributing positively to their community at the same time.”

The week runs from June 13 until June 19.

Schools, local businesses and community members are already pledging to get involved.

Money can be raised from a huge range of activities including picnics, dress down days, cake sales and raffles.

Last year the Norfolk charity launched the campaign and raised more than £6000.

Sarah Hyde, organiser of the Purple Picnic Week, said: “The Children’s University are an amazing organisation inspiring young people to discover ways to learn in a creative and innovative style outside of the normal school day. We are very excited to hear that the team wanted to spread the word – it’s a creative way to encourage young people to learn about what can be a sensitive subject and raises much need funds.

We even made the news ...

Paul Wickens from the CU team was very lucky to be invited onto Radio Norfolk on 24th March to chat to Chrissie Jackson about Norfolk Children's University and encourage even more children to get involved.

Chrissie became aware of the scheme after her grand-daughter joined through her school, and was so impressed that she wanted others to hear about it.

If you missed it, you can listen again here:

The interview starts at 36:30.







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