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On this page you'll also find our latest challenges for the school holidays and recipes and instructions for other activities.  To receive our regular eNewsletter giving details of all the latest Essex CU news just send your e-mail address to admin@essexchildrensuniversity.co.uk or click here

Temple at War 13 & 14 May 2017
Encounter spontaneous and dramatic enactments by characters that you can interact with. Drill with a Company of WW1 Soldiers, defuse a WW2 Training Bomb and come into contact with actual historic events. Watch the tense and explosive battles throughout the weekend incorporating pyrotechnic effects and learn what life was like on the home front as rationing made life hard for the loved ones left behind. From small artefacts to tank carriers, Temple at War is not to be missed.

Children can earn up to 2 hours in their Passport to Learning if they present it to a member of the Cressing Temple Staff.  For more information   click here

Braintree Museum 
The Museum runs a number of activities for children during school holidays.  This May half term you can travel around the world with them:
Africa:  Design and create your own African mask, Ndebele House and collar necklace. 
Date of Activity: Tuesday 30th May 2017
Mexico: Viva Mexico! Decorate your own mini sombrero, maracas and Mexican mirror to take home with you. 
Date of Activity: Wednesday 31st May 2017
China:  Celebrate Chinese culture by making a lantern, dragon puppet and rattle drum. 
Date of Activity: Thursday 1st June 2017
Australia: Be inspired by aboriginal art before creating your own dot picture, boomerang and didgeridoo.
Date of Activity: Friday 2nd June 2017


Horticultural CU Challenge
With Spring in the air we thought it would be nice to have a gardening theme to our Easter Challenge.  A series of low cost/no cost activities you can carry out at home to earn extra stamps for your Passport to Learning plus other ideas to grow your interest in horticulture.  Download the Challenge at the bottom of this page.

Harwich Trail
Harwich has a rich nautical history and much of it's heritage can be seen in parts of the Old Town.  The Harwich Society runs and maintains many visitor attractions within the area, many of which have been validated as CU Learning Destinations.  You'll find activity sheets to download at the bottom of this page. 
Children must be accompanied on any visit and please check the website www.harwich-society.co.uk ahead of any visit.

Other News Snippets

  • Tuesday 16th May 2017 - 10:06

    Essex CU Headquarters has moved! For our new contact details

Relevant Files for Download:

Here are some resource documents for download, to accompany the information on this page.