15th July 2002

 

AWARDS FOR PARENTS ‘LEARNING TO LEARN’

 

Forty-five Hull and East Riding parents who have taken part in a special learning project will attend an awards ceremony tomorrow evening (Tuesday) with their partners and children.

 

The Parents and Children Working Together scheme was set up at the University of Lincoln on Cottingham Road to encourage Hull parents to return to education and to address barriers to education experienced by non-traditional learners.

 

Since its launch in 1999 the success of the ‘Learning to Learn’ course has meant pilot schemes have been undertaken in the East Riding and the course is now expanding to reach parents and guardians of secondary school children.

 

An awards ceremony will be staged in the Kingston Suite at the university’s Cottingham Road campus from 7pm until 9pm on Tuesday to recognise the efforts of 45 parents who have participated in the ‘Learning to Learn’ project this year.

 

“The children will see their mums and dads receiving their awards, which will help raise their own aspirations,” said Kay. “The parents have proved it’s never too late to learn, and that education is a positive experience.”

 

Professor Peter Arnold, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law, will present the awards at the ceremony.

 

Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the event. The best time for photos of the award winners will be 7.30pm.

 

For further information about Parents and Children Working Together call project

co-ordinator Kay Jarvis on 01482 464418.

 

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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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