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Reading together is fun

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Reading together is fun
Families taking part in a family learning project in Renfrewshire have said the sessions are proving to be a life-changing experience.

Families from Ferguslie, Moorpark/Renfrew West, and West Johnstone have taken part in a series of workshops and events in Cochrane Castle Primary School, St David’s Primary School, Glencoats’ Primary School and St Fergus’ Primary School.

Councillor Jacqueline Henry, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Education Policy Board said: “This project not only gives support to families in developing reading skills, but it improving their confidence in helping their own children.
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“Parents are being encouraged to develop new skills to support their children’s learning and to have a positive outlook on learning.

“Everyone who is taking part in the project has shown real enthusiasm and a desire for learning. It was useful for senior officers to hear at first-hand about what the project meant for the families taking part.”

The project provides parents an opportunity to work with their children, around the use of language and the activities include reading, storytelling, arts and crafts, poetry, games and singing songs.

The families are also being encouraged to use the latest technology by using i-pads to download stories and activities that will help children to learn.

The project is supported by a range of services from Renfrewshire Council, the University of the West of Scotland and is funded by Education Scotland.