Lor­raine Booth

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

were de­liv­ered by Castlemilk’s Jeely Piece Club - an ex­pert in de­liv­er­ing learn­ing and ed­u­ca­tion through play.

Lor­raine Booth, head teacher of Miller Pri­mary, said: “We’ve had a re­ally pos­i­tive re­sponse from our fam­i­lies and it’s been a great cou­ple of days.

“I know that the im­pact of the sum­mer club will be amaz­ing and our school is very grate­ful to be a part of the pro­gramme.”

The Food, Fam­i­lies, Fu­tures pro­gramme is an ini­tia­tive de­vel­oped by char­ity Chil­dren in Scot­land.

It aims to im­prove the health and well­be­ing of chil­dren and their fam­i­lies and im­prove the en­gage­ment and con­fi­dence of par­ents in their chil­dren’s learn­ing in ar­eas with sig­nif­i­cant lev­els of child poverty.

The scheme - which draws on the skills of lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions to help de­liver cook­ing ses­sions and ac­tiv­i­ties - was rolled out across Glas­gow af­ter a suc­cess­ful pi­lot at Dal­marnock and Ibrox pri­maries.

Jackie Brock, Chil­dren in Scot­land chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “We’re proud to be work­ing with schools in Glas­gow and West Dun­bar­ton­shire over the sum­mer as part of this grow­ing project.

“Food, Fam­i­lies, Fu­tures demon­strates the fan­tas­tic as­sets our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties pos­sess, and how they can draw on their strengths to im­prove ex­pe­ri­ences for chil­dren and fam­i­lies over the sum­mer hol­i­day pe­riod – a time that we know can bring real dif­fi­cul­ties.”

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