Families will celebrate their learning achievements at a special event hosted by Adult Education Wolverhampton on Friday (15 July, 2016).

Its Family Learning sessions are designed to help give children and 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.

More than 150 people are expected to attend Friday's fun day.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This will be a celebration of the hugely positive progress and hard work of more than 100 families from all over Wolverhampton. We want to mark their achievements and give them a fun day out at the same time.

"Adult Education Wolverhampton has been at the forefront of family learning in the city, significantly improving the outcomes for young people and helping to strengthen family bonds at the same time.

"Family Learning can increase the overall level of children's development by as much as 15%, and provides an average improvement equivalent to 6  months of reading age."

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

  • released: Tuesday 12 July, 2016