Parents and kids praised for course work

Parents and children from Queen Street Primary School, Swinton, have received certificates from the school, as they have completed a literary course, and have been presented by Deputy Mayor of Rother David Pickering (centre). Picture: Andrew Roe

Parents and children from Queen Street Primary School, Swinton, have received certificates from the school, as they have completed a literary course, and have been presented by Deputy Mayor of Rother David Pickering (centre). Picture: Andrew Roe

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PARENTS and kids at two Dearne primary schools were presented with awards this week for completing family learning projects.

Deputy Mayor of Rotherham Dave Pickering visited Swinton Queen and Wath Central primary schools to hand out certificates to parents who completed a literacy course.

The City and Guilds qualification was passed by about 20 adults after they completed a project with their kids to come up with their own version of the fairytale Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Sara Gray, a teacher and family learning coordinator at Queen Street, said: “I’m really proud of all the parents who finished the course.

“Usually we get some who drop out halfway through, but all of them managed to complete it.

“All of the parents said afterwards how much they enjoyed the course and that they learned so much.”

Dawn Ashton, family learning coordinator and teaching assistant at Wath Central, added: “The course involved all aspects of literacy, including punctuation, grammar and writing in paragraphs.

“They all said how much it improved their literacy skills. It was also great to see them working alongside their kids.”