Enfield youngsters got a taste of university life as part of ‘Children’s University,’ a national initiative which raises the aspirations of children aged seven to 14 by recognising their achievements in out-of-school activities and learning.
Middlesex University hosted a number of graduation ceremonies on the Hendon Campus, with 400 children donning real gowns and mortar boards and receiving certificates for activities such as crafts, cookery, archery, horse riding, dance, music and library work.
The programme is managed by the Edmonton Schools partnership on behalf of all schools in Enfield. Schools taking part included Nightingale Academy; Southgate Secondary; Brettenham Primary; Raynham Primary; West Lea School; Fleecefield Primary; Eldon Junior; St John and St James Primary; Galliard Primary; Wilbury Primary; Starks Field Primary; Hazelbury Junior, Freezywater St Georges, Lea Valley High School and Sports College.
Alongside their graduation ceremony, the young people were entertained by top freestyle footballer Billy Wingrove.
Photo: Children from Enfield’s Hazelbury Junior School ‘graduate’ at Middlesex University’s Hendon Campus.