County youngsters at university

Two Midlothian youngsters have become the first in the county to join the new Queen Margaret Children’s University.

Musselburgh-based Queen Margaret University is the first higher education institution in the east of Scotland to host the Children’s University, which aims to help school children, aged between seven and 14 years of age, become confident learners and broaden their horizons.

Hope Wilson (6) from Dalkeith, and Cameron Seath (11) from Mayfield, have already signed up to the new initiative, which strives to raise children’s aspirations and encourages them to learn in different ways.

The initiative compliments the Cirriculum of Excellence. Children build up credits the more they engage in learning activities. They can also and can also work towards bronze, silver and gold certificates.

Hope attends King’s Park Primary, Dalkeith, and Cameron attends Newbattle Community High School in Newtongrange.

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