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Saturday, 25 October 2014

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Pinnies on as parents and pupils work together

PARENTS are going back to school in a new programme running at West Lakes Academy.

The Egremont academy started the new parental engagement programme to help build relationships and aid learning.

Assistant principal Rob Wynne, head of parental engagement at the academy, said: “This was the first of many exciting opportunities we will be providing for parents and students, to give them a chance to experience the different aspects of our academy.  

“This will increase students’ motivation and will help us to support parents in supporting their children to reach their full potential.”

A selection of students and their parents attended a special food technology lesson where they worked together to prepare and cook a tasty, healthy meal of lasagne and salad followed by a fruit crumble.

The aim of the session was to give parents the chance to work alongside their children in the school environment, build communication and help develop a positive relationship between the academy, its students and parents.

Later this month, students and their parents will be invited to come in and take part in an engineering activity where they will work together to build a small object.

Plans are also being finalised to host an open day for current students’ parents to experience life at the academy on a normal working day. Parents will be able to observe classes taking place, take a tour of the facilities on offer to their children and be given the opportunity to talk to staff and ask any questions they might have.

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