SHE may be just 11 years old, but Collinsvale Primary student Adella Jackson has graduated university.
Children’s University, that is, as students from nine participating southern Tasmanian schools led the University of Tasmania Town and Gown graduation procession through the streets of Hobart.
Children’s University Tasmania, operated by the Peter Underwood Centre, creates opportunities that build confidence and encourage and celebrate learning outside school hours.
Each child is issued with a Passport to Learning in which hours of activity are recorded at various learning destinations. Once they have reached the required number of hours, children graduate. The activities are chosen by the participants and the emphasis is on experience as a learning tool.
Adella made her small screen debut in ABC TV show Rosehaven earlier this year as part of the course.
“That was a lot of fun,” she said.
“What I like about Children’s University is all the different activities and learning destinations, and the different types of people you meet of all ages. You feel like part of the community.”