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Workshop For Parents To Assist Their Child's Learning

A Literacy workshop for Year 6 and Year 7 parents proved extremely popular.

More than 180 parents attended the event on Tuesday, which was the first in a series of sessions aimed at helping parents support their child in study while at home.

The workshops were set up in response to feedback from parents in a recent questionnaire and CBA teaching staff gave the benefits of their teaching expertise taking a series of master classes.

CBA Aspiration Manager Kirsty Farrar said: "We had received feedback from parents who said they had wanted to become more involved in their child's learning.

"The workshops were focused on giving the parents tips and teaching them new techniques about how they can help their child study at home.

"As part of this they took part in a questionnaire to work out what kind of learner they were, which will help them when they are working with their child."

The event was also a great opportunity for the Year 6 students who are coming to the Academy in September to meet some staff and get a feel for CBA life.

There will be a second literacy workshop held on Wednesday (May 19th) from 5pm to 7pm. There are also plans to expand the workshops across the different subjects.

As part of the event parents have been asked to take part in an Extreme Read event - which will form an exhibition in September.

Mrs Farrar said: "As a bit of fun we have asked parents that during the summer holidays they take a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place. This could be anywhere from at the top of a mountain to while riding a bike."