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Downloadable Learning Activities

Fun activities that you can do in your spare time. Another way to collect Passport credits!

Downloadable learning activities

We've put together some great learning activities for you to download and do in your spare time with your family and friends, as an extra way to help you collect credits for your Passport.

We'll be adding new activities to this page all the time, so watch this space!

Autumn Activity Challenge

The Children's University Scotland activity challenge is back! 

This time, our Autumn challenge will be available from the beginning of the October holidays until the end of the winter term. Our challenge is here to give you fun, free ideas to collect credits while you get creative, get smart, get active and explore scotland. You'll collect one credit for each activity you complete, all while you have lots of fun and collect new skills along the way! 

Collecting your credits

To collect a credit, you'll need to do one of our activities when your not in class - this could be in the holidays, at lunch time, after school, in the evening or at the weekend. Once you've completed an activity, show your teacher some evidence so they can add a credit to your Passport. Once you have your Passport credit, you can collect your credit online. 

Are you up to the challenge? Click 'download' to get started!


Become a Link to the Wild Champion

Calling all budding conservationists: we need your help!  

Blair Drummond Safari Park's Link to the Wild programme supports hands-on conservation projects around the globe, from the UK to Uganda, and helps to protect some of the world's most threatened wildlife.

One of the most important parts of conservation is to raise awareness about the threats faced by animals, and that’s where you come in. We need you to make a special poster to spread the word about Link to the Wild and the important projects involved. By letting others know what threatens these animals, and what we can do to help, you can be part of important work that aims to ensure that precious species like Chimpanzee, Rhino, and Red Squirrel will be around for years to come.

Are you ready to become a Link to the Wild Champion?


Children's University Reading Challenge

The First Minister's Reading Challenge is an exciting new initiative for P4 - P7 children. The challenge aims to help children across Scotland catch the reading bug for life!

Here at Children's University Scotland, we have been working with the First Minister's Reading Challenge and the Scottish Book Trust to make our very own Children's University Reading Challenge!

Passport Holders can collect a total of 9 credits - one for each challenge. Each reading-themed activity will help bring your favourite books to life: from reading aloud to your friends, to writing your alternative ending, and delving into your next book in weird and wonderful places.

If you complete all 9 challenges you will win a special CU prize! And why not bring all of your entries together to enter the Pupil Reading Journey Challenge? (Ask your teacher for more info.)

Click 'Download' to find out more and get started on your very own reading journey!


Count Me In Activity Challenge

We challenge you to have fun with maths!

Who thought maths couldn’t be fun? We’ve partnered with Clydesdale Bank’s Count Me In programme to show you that it really can be.

You’ll get involved in fun games, activity sheets and stories whilst you learn and develop your maths skills. You can get involved in two ways: be a learner yourself as you practise and boost your confidence, or be a helper by spending time with your younger siblings or friends and helping them improve their skills. Whichever way you take part, you can collect one credit in your Passport to Learning!

Whilst having fun, you’ll learn about numbers, counting, shapes and measurements. Number chums, Monkey’s birthday and the activity sheets are waiting for you to download them.

To get started, Download our Count Me In Challenge and head to Clydesdale Bank’s website to the Count Me In web pages. To collect your CU credit, show the completed sheet to your teacher, or ask them to stamp your Passport.


Our Future Energy

Are you a STEM whiz looking for a science themed challenge? Do you care about the environment and doing all we can to protect it? Have you ever wondered how we overcome challenges to meet our energy needs?

Our Future Energy has teamed up with Children's University Scotland to make an activity just for you. Using Our Future Energy's amazing website, you can complete fun activities that will help you understand the challenges we face, and what scientists and engineers are doing to overcome them. Once you have completed your activities, show the completed sheet to your teacher and ask them to stamp or sign your Passport, and you can collect a CU credit.

OurFuture.Energy gives you a place to find unbiased, relevant and fascinating information about the energy industry. Through games, quizzes, animations, videos, and a whole bunch of stories, you’ll be able to understand energy in a way that makes sense to you.

Download our activity and head to the OurFuture.Energy website to get started!

(Teachers: click here to find guidance and answers.)


Quiz-a-Whiz with the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Quiz a Whiz and collect a credit with this downloadable YouTube activity! 

Ever wondered what jobs robots will perform in the future? Which one of our daily habits is most dangerous for our health? What can we do to create a world without poverty? How long did it take Stampy Cat to build the 'Pick A Pet' pet shop? All these questions, and more, are answered in the Quiz-a-Whiz YouTube clips.

Quiz-a-Whiz is the Royal Society of Edinburgh's exciting YouTube series. The idea is really simple: children across Scotland submit questions to an expert (the 'whiz'), the whiz films their answer, and the RSE uploads both the questions and the answers onto YouTube. The RSE whizzes include Nobel Laureates, bestselling authors, famous painters, TV personalities and world-leading scientists.

Watch four Quiz-a-Whiz video clips and complete our Quiz-a-Whiz activity sheet to take part. Bring your completed sheet into school to collect a credit in your Passport.

Download our activity sheet and head to the Quiz-a-Whiz YouTube channel to get started!


Young Reporters Scotland

Fancy having a go at being a photographer, film-maker or journalist? Do you care about the environment? Become a Young Reporter for Scotland and make your voice heard!

Young Reporters Scotland is your chance to raise awareness of the environmental issues that matter to you. Whether highlighting a problem or celebrating a success, have your say on what’s happening in your area. Write an article, take photographs or make a video to share your views with others.

When you send in your report to Young reporters Scotland, don't forget to mention that you are a CU Passport Holder so we can make sure you receive your Passport stamp.

Need some inspiration or have some questions? There's loads of helpful info on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.


Bigfoot Creative Arts Explorer Pack

Bigfoot is the UK's biggest arts education company, providing opportunities for young people, like you, to learn more about the creative arts!

This exciting activity pack has been designed to help you think about a variety of roles that are important in relation to the creation of an arts event, performance or film. 


RoosterMoney - Rookie Money Matters

Whether you are The Queen, a butcher, rock star or football player, everyone has to manage money on a daily basis. Having some money know how, understanding the importance of saving and being smart with your cash is really important. Find out more about Rooster Money here.

This brand new work sheet is designed to help you prove you know about Money Matters.