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Students Graduate from the Children’s University

Two students were awarded bronze by the Children’s University scheme thanks to the activities they take part in outside of school.

To receive bronze, 'graduates' must have completed 30 hours or more of accredited after-school activities.

Rachel Keevil, in year 8, is a member of the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough, with the Castle Youth Theatre Middles group.

As well as performing in The Demon Headmaster earlier this year, Rachel is now busy preparing for a Christmas production at the theatre.

She went along to a ceremony at the Castle last month where she was awarded her certificate from a representative of the Children's University and Northamptonshire County Council.

Rachel, who also belongs to dance and netball clubs as well as Guides, is now aiming for the silver award.

She said: "It's nice to be recognised for what you have done. I like being part of a club because you get to make new friends outside of school and you learn different things."

Sophie Campbell, who is in year 9, also picked up a bronze award thanks to all the hours she notched up with the Helen O'Grady Dance Academy.

Although the dance club has now closed, Sophie is also a member of KSA's Cliffhangers reading group which meets each week.

KSA is looking to get more involved with the Children's University scheme and will put on more accredited clubs to help students graduate.