PUPILS from Matchborough First School recently took a look toward the future, with the help of graduates and undergraduates from the University of Worcester.

Year 1 children helped build universities of the future, including rockets, science labs and of course lots of futuristic equipment, as part of the launch of The Children’s University, a trust which offers seven to 14-year-olds exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of normal school hours.

The youngsters will receive a ‘passport to learning’ and for every hour they engage in learning activities outside of the school day, such as extra-curricular clubs, visiting museums etc, these hours will be recorded and be validated by The Children’s University - the aim is to foster a love of learning.

A Matchborough school spokesman said everyone involved enjoyed the activity.

“The aim is to raise our children’s aspirations and reach for the stars,” she said.

For more information on The Children’s University, visit childrensuniversity.co.uk.