31st October 2001

 

NATIONAL CHARITY LEARNS FROM HULL PROJECT

 

The woman behind a successful project to encourage Hull parents back into education has been invited to develop learning materials for a national charity.

 

Kay Jarvis, project officer for the Parents and Children Working Together scheme at the University of Lincoln on Cottingham Road, is to work with the national Campaign for Learning to develop resources and materials for parents.

 

As part of the initiative Ms Jarvis will work with Garry Burnett from Malet Lambert School in Hull to pilot the ‘Learning to Learn’ course which is a popular part of the Parents and Children project.

 

They will work together to write a further six-week course to develop and extend the current ‘Learning to Learn’ programme.

 

“It’s been another successful year for the project,” said Ms Jarvis. “This year alone 62 participants, all of whom are non-traditional learners, gained an HE qualification by studying the ‘Learning to Learn’ course.

 

“This far exceeded the Hull CityVision target which was set at 12.”

 

Parents and Children Working Together works with parents, grandparents and carers of primary aged children to encourage them back into formal education. The course builds confidence and self-esteem by addressing some of the barriers to learning experienced by non-traditional learners.

 

Many of the participants finish the course with a new-found desire for knowledge, skills and experience for which they can gain further accreditation. Many have gone on to enrol on other courses.

 

The Campaign for Learning is a national charity which began life as an initiative of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce). In 1997 it became an independent charity championing lifelong learning.

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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