Dozens of families will celebrate their learning achievements at a special event hosted by Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service next month.

Its Family Learning sessions are designed to help children by giving their parents the essential skills they need to succeed in education.

The courses are run at schools around the city and focus on phonics, maths, writing, computing and creative arts. Parents and carers who take part are also helped to become more active in supporting their children's learning.

More than 150 people are expected to join the Adult Education Service's inaugural Family Learning Celebration Event on Friday 17 July, marking the achievements of local children and families over the past 12 months.

Councillor Claire Darke, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "This will be a celebration of some hugely positive progress and hard work by more than 100 families from all over Wolverhampton, and we wanted to mark their achievements and give them a fun day out at the same time.

"The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education has highlighted the potential of Family Learning to offer significantly enhanced learning outcomes for young people, while also helping to improve family bonds and enhancing other aspects of daily life."

For more information about Family Learning sessions, and other courses offered by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service - rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2015 - please visit Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; or call 01902 558180.

  • released: Friday 19 June, 2015