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Hard Work Pays Off For Children’s University Graduates

More than 230 students graduated from the Children’s University programme at a special ceremony at the University of Northampton.

Once again, CBA had the highest number of students graduating from the scheme, which rewards students who take part in a certain number of hours of after-school activities.

There were bronze, silver and gold awards for CBA students thanks to their dedication to clubs like Glee, street dance, gardening club and the Read Your Way to Uganda challenge.

Organisers of the programme were so impressed with CBA's achievements that they asked if a group of students could help to present the evening.

Tom Woodward, Emily Carroll, Ellie Moore, Luke Rielly and Chloe Harvey took to the stage and proved to be good ambassadors for the Academy. Luke and Ellie also performed a dance routine they had choreographed themselves.

Each student received their certificate from Andrew Grant, County Councillor for Children and Young People.

CBA's Assistant Vice Principal Kirsty Farrar, who leads the Children's University, said: "It was a fantastic night and our student hosts were brilliant - they were out of their comfort zone but they just got on and did it.

"It's great that the programme has grown and that we have so many more students now graduating."

Student Steven McBride was among the group and he said: "It gives you an insight into the future and what university could be like."

David Graham added: "If you love doing something after school, you get a reward for it as well as getting the chance to do something you enjoy."

Click here to see pictures from the graduation ceremony.