Father-and-son sessions a big success

By Amy Parkes | 20/07/2010 0 comments

Father-and-son sessions a big success

A DADS and lads school project encouraging families to work together has been hailed a “huge success.”

The ten-week programme at Laughton Junior and Infant School invited dads, granddads and male carers to take part in an after-school design and technology course with their children.

The aim was to encourage males to engage with their sons and work on specific projects including building robots, treasure chests, puppets and dragons.

Head teacher Caroline Keating said that the initiative had been extremely well received.

“The feedback we have had has been excellent,” she said. “The course has been so popular we had dads coming into school even if their child was ill, just so they could pass on what was done in school.

“Nationally there is a drive to get dads more involved with school work but we made sure that the mums didn’t feel left out.”

The school held a special assembly last week  to showcase the work done during the programme.

“Other children in school have been inspired by the course and we are already making plans for another one,” added Caroline.


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