Healthy lessons

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Sharon has also been in­stru­men­tal in fa­cil­i­tat­ing the Save the Chil­dren Fam­i­lies Con­nect pro­gramme which has seen over 20 fam­i­lies par­tic­i­pate in an eight- week se­ries of planned ac­tiv­i­ties with a fo­cus on numer­acy, lit­er­acy and emo­tional well­be­ing.

This work fur­ther pro­motes home/school learn­ing and par­ents have said they now have a greater un­der­stand­ing of how their chil­dren learn and how they can sup­port this learn­ing at home.

This fam­ily learn­ing op­por­tu­nity has had a pos­i­tive im­pact on chil­dren as par­ents be­come more con­fi­dent about cook­ing and re­flect on the im­por­tance of good health.

The work fur­ther pro­motes the ex­ist­ing read­ing and writ­ing cul­ture in the school as par­ents de­velop a range of lit­er­acy skills in­clud­ing read­ing, writ­ing, lis­ten­ing and talk­ing.

Head teacher Al­li­son Kennedy said: “I am ex­tremely proud of the enor­mous ef­fort and re­silience my par­ents have shown over the last year and I am de­lighted to see them grow­ing in con­fi­dence. As a school we are fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing and ex­tend­ing part­ner­ships and it is ex­cit­ing to see this work evolve. I would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank Sharon Gilchrist for her ex­cel­lent lead­er­ship and con­tin­ued en­thu­si­asm. I know we are in the very early stages if this work and I look for­ward to us all achiev­ing greater suc­cess to pro­mote the very best out­come for our chil­dren and their fam­i­lies.”

Back to school Mums Kayleigh Far­rell and Erika Ni­col with Sharon Gilchrist

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