Parents share their children’s aspirations

PUBLISHED: 15:27 13 November 2013 | UPDATED: 15:28 13 November 2013

Ann Shephard - mother of Elouisa and Edward Shephard – gets hands-on with science at the ASPIRE day in Axminster.

Ann Shephard - mother of Elouisa and Edward Shephard – gets hands-on with science at the ASPIRE day in Axminster.

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Grown-ups spend a day with ASPIRE pupils at The Axe Valley Community College in Axminster

Parents of Year 6 primary school pupils in the ASPIRE programme for gifted youngsters joined their children for a day at The Axe Valley Community College.

Learning how to become more creative writers, solving some real-life challenging maths issues and working on hands-on science projects were the challenges.

Both generations had a great day and found working with each other really rewarding.

Rebecca Levi said: “It is really important that the parents feel involved with the ASPIRE programme, too, and can share some of the experiences with their children.

“As a parent myself I know how fascinating it is to be a part of what our children are doing at school, can understand a little of how education has changed over the years and get an insight into the workings of secondary education.

“We were delighted to see so many of them come along and enjoy the day despite going home exhausted! It also gave the students a chance to see what the school will be like when they join.

“One student said she felt more confident with the lessons knowing she will be here next year and how much fun it can be.”


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