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Miniature mortarboards and gowns - Norfolk pupils graduate from children’s university

PUBLISHED: 13:49 28 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:01 28 November 2017

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian Burt

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The mortarboards and gowns might have been miniature, but they marked a milestone nonetheless.

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian Burt

Almost 50 children from schools around the county graduated from the Norfolk Children’s University, a scheme which encourages youngsters to take part in learning outside the school day.

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Amelia Rous Milligan with Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Amelia Rous Milligan with Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian Burt

The graduation, which was held on Monday at Carrow Road, saw 45 children from Alderman Swindell Primary, in Great Yarmouth, Caister Infant School, Old Catton Junior School and the St Mary Federation - including Brancaster, Docking and Sedgeford primaries - celebrate their achievements.

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Amelia Rous Milligan with Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Amelia Rous Milligan with Brancaster Primary School pupil Matilda Clarkson (5). Picture: Ian Burt

It was one of a string of similar events, which has seen more than 200 children aged five to 14 don their graduation gear this month.

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Aiden Savva, Lily Robinson and Brandon Smith. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Aiden Savva, Lily Robinson and Brandon Smith. Picture: Ian Burt

The scheme, which is run by the Norfolk County Council owned Educator Solutions, sees children collect stamps for each hour of learning they complete at clubs and groups. To graduate, they must complete 30 hours.

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road are Alderman Swindell Primary School pupils (from left) Brandon Smith, Lily Robinson and Aiden Savva. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduation ceremony at Carrow Road. Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduation ceremony at Carrow Road. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Caitlin James (6). Picture: Ian BurtNorfolk County Council's Children's University autumn graduations. Pictured at Carrow Road is Caitlin James (6). Picture: Ian Burt

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