ECU Chidren’s University graduates take a bow

Graduates of the Children’s University ECU program.
Graduates of the Children’s University ECU program.

THEY may still be several years away from even sitting university entrance exams but a group of school students recently crossed the stage in full academic regalia as part of the Children’s University ECU program.

The program, which is a partnership between ECU and Children’s University Australia, encourages children to take part in quality out-of-hours activities such as music lessons, math programs and robotics classes.

Students who completed 30 or more hours of activities received an award at the graduation on December 11.

Thirty students from Wanneroo Primary School, Joseph Banks Secondary College and Wanneroo Secondary College received their awards from ECU’s School of Science executive dean Andrew Woodward.

Children’s University ECU academic coordinator Amanda Swift said the program aimed to enhance the academic achievement and ambition of students.

The program is funded by the Federal Government.