Statement to our site users on support for Adobe Flash

As you will no doubt be aware, The Children's University of Manchester website is an interactive educational tool powered by Adobe Flash. It was built here at The University of Manchester in the year 2000. Unfortunately the technology this website relies on is not going to be available after the end of this year and despite many attempts to reproduce the same excellent resources in a new format, it has not been possible to fully convert this site into what we need for it to remain fully accessible.

To this end, it is with great regret that I must inform you that some of this website will not be available from 1 January 2021. We are currently looking into opportunities to replicate some of the Flash resources in a less interactive format. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and disappoint this will cause to all our wonderful users across the globe.

The good news is that you will still be able to access the following modules from 1 January:

  • Ancient Egypt
  • Words
  • Student Life
  • Talking Textiles
  • Teeth & Eating

Hopefully in the future we will be able to develop new content and make this available to you. Please keep visiting our site to check our progress.

Thank you from The University of Manchester team!

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The Children’s University of Manchester has been designed to support KS2 (7-11) teaching and learning both in the classroom and at home. The resources can be used for whole class teaching with an interactive whiteboard and also for group, individual and homework sessions using pc, tablet or mobile devices.

The website can also be used by parents, carers and children at home. Why not work through the module yourself and then use your knowledge to help your child?

Discussion and interaction between a child and their parents or carers is known to play a significant role in a child’s development and educational success. An important objective of the Children’s University of Manchester is to give children an insight into University life by introducing them to students, staff and graduates who will explain what University life entails, show children that it is a welcoming, accessible and exciting environment and importantly give children aspirations for their own future. This is achieved using profiles of key individuals, photographs and stimulating facts about The University of Manchester and its many achievements as well as the Student Life module written by two of our own graduates.

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