IT was hats off to these ambitious young people who graduated from the Children’s University for their learning inside and outside the classroom.

Children aged seven to 14 years old from across the borough donned their caps and gowns for the ceremony at the University of Bolton to be recognised for the extra curricular activities they do — anything from visiting a museum or their dedication to sport.

In Bolton, the Children’s University is co-ordinated by Canon Slade School and children who join are given a Passport to Learning, which they fill with stamps indicating the extra-curricular activities they take part in.

Three ceremonies were held to award their certificates.

Children’s University Bolton co-ordinator Andrew Jackson said: “It is a national organisation that encourages youngsters to make the most of quality extra curricular learning opportunities.”

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