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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

Search for invertebrates under your feet, do some paper engineering or attend a School for Spooks - the October Half Term Challenge is here!  Scroll down to bottom of this page to download it and start earning extra stamps for your Passport to Learning.  You'll also find the 'How to identify invertebrates' and 'Invertebrate Recording Sheet' there too

Welcome to our latest Learning Destination, Norfolk and Suffolk Air Museum who are holding a Junior Engineers Day on Tuesday 24 October.  Activities include learning how to strip down a four stroke internal combustion engine and, more importantly, how to put it back together again. For more information and to find out how to book click here.

Complete our Space Crossword at the bottom of this page and return it to us for a 1 hour stamp in your Passport to Learning.

History, art, design, performing arts, music or literature.  The Colchester Cultural Trail 2017 has something for all children.  See the flier below to find out how you can earn stamps at some of Colchester's most popular Learning Destinations.

Children living in or visiting Sudbury can follow the Talbot Trail and earn 1.5 hours for their Passport.  The trail highlights some of the fascinating history of Sudbury and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page or you can pick up a printed copy from the Tourist Information Office in the town's library for 50p.  Staff there would be happy to stamp your Passport on completion of the trail.  Also available from the Tourist Information Office is the Sudbury Heritage Centre Young Visitor's Activities sheet which takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

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 17th October 2017 - 09:02

    See the latest CU Challenge for the October Half Term Holiday

  • Tuesday 26th September 2017 - 09:13

    Find out about the Young Engineers day at our latest Learning Destination...

  • Monday 4th September 2017 - 13:26

    Heritage Open Days this weekend......

  • Wednesday 12th July 2017 - 09:54

    For ideas about how to carry on collecting stamps throughout the summer holidays click here

  • Monday 19th June 2017 - 14:31

    Science Discovery Day:The Great Outdoors at Sandford Mill, Chelmsford. For more information

  • Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - 13:14

    Free Family Saturdays at Firstsite in Colchester. For more information

  • 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.