Hull parents who took part in a university initiative to improve their prospects and those of their children graduated in a special ceremony in the city.


More than half of the parents who joined the Parents and Children Working Together project first run at Estcourt Primary School last year are now going on to further education, including computer and  book-keeping courses.


Project worker Kay Jarvis saw all 19 of her ‘pupils’ graduate from the ‘Learning to Learn’ course when they received official recognition for their hard work on the computer-based programmes held at Estcourt and Endike schools in Hull.


Kay and project managers Christine Sutcliffe and Joe Waller, who all work in the university’s Department of Applied Social Science and Social Work, have now trained some of the graduates to co-deliver the practical side of the programme so they can extend ‘Learning to Learn’ to other parents within their schools.


“The parents have proved it’s never too late to learn, and that education is a positive experience,” said Kay.


Christine Sutcliffe and head of department Don Blackburn visited Portugal earlier this year to share ideas and report on their findings so far. The scheme has become part of the Leonardo Project involving four countries: the UK, Ireland, France and Portugal.


For more information on the project ring Kay Jarvis on 01482 464418.