As a beneficiary of the Prime Education Fund, Wolverley Cof E Secondary School organised the family fusion project. The project aimed to involve the whole family in a variety of fun activities with hidden learning; to develop trusted relationships between children, parents and the school; whilst developing skills, promoting attendance, increasing confidence and improving outcomes.
Following on from a fun-filled launch event, a number of workshops, trips and activities were made available for families to book onto. These included woodwork, cooking and orienteering workshops, and a daytrip to the seaside at Aberdovey in Wales. Some of those on the trip to Wales had never been to the seaside before.
Parents commented that due to time, financial and childcare constraints they often didn’t have the opportunity to do things as a whole family. The family fusion project enabled them to spend time together and provided them with new experiences, awareness of how to encourage learning and helped to create lasting memories.
The school has said that relationships with the children and parents have strengthened, as trust has developed and engagement improved, which helps to reduce barriers to learning.
“The project has gone fantastically well, we have received some fantastic feedback from the families involved” Anthony Derrer, Wolverley CofE Secondary School
Wolverly Secondary School - Family Fusion Project Launch Event
Press release from the launch event
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