11th July 2003




A playgroup supervisor went back to the classroom to learn more about the children in her care.


Lorraine Harnett (45), who looks after children at the Osgodby Community Playgroup near Scarborough, enrolled at the University of Lincoln in Hull to study for a degree in Early Childhood Studies.


As a day release student she crammed the equivalent of a full-time degree course into just two years to gain an upper second-class BA (Hons) degree.


On Wednesday 23rd July at 2.30pm she will join her fellow students to receive her certificate at an awards ceremony at Hull City Hall.


“It was very hectic at times and it just takes over your life, but it was all worth it as the knowledge and skills I developed on the course have proved a huge benefit to the work I undertake with the playgroup,” she said.


Despite being one of the older students on the course Lorraine says her age was no barrier to her enjoyment of her course.


“We had quite a mix of ages on the course but it was never a problem. Everyone got on really well and age was never any kind of issue.”


The Early Childhood Studies course is part of the Hull School of Health and Social Care which moved last month from Cottingham Road to George Street in the Hull city centre campus.


For more information about the course contact administration Hull 311244.


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