Free family learning sessions at The Valley will take place before future Charlton home games to equip adults with the skills and knowledge to support their child’s education.
Run by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), the first sessions aimed at parents and carers of primary school children are set to take place ahead of the match against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, October 28th.
The scheme, which will cater for up to 10 families at the Valley Central Youth Hub before every remaining home league game this season, is aiming to engage parents and carers with their child’s learning, improve relationships and helping to better manage their behaviour.
The classroom-based sessions are also aimed at parents who might have already been Valley regulars but not previously taken part in family learning sessions and would like to find out more.
Workshops include numeracy, reading with your children, phonics and parenting mindset.
Parents and carers will also be given take-home booklets full of resources, worksheets and links to games, videos and quizzes.
The scheme will see CACT work with primary schools across south-east London, particularly in Royal Greenwich.
Kate Gould, CACT’s Education Centre Manager, said:
“This is an exciting project in conjunction with the club to engage parents with their child’s learning.
“I am excited that parents and their children who may not normally experience a matchday here at Charlton will come and see what the club and CACT have to offer and become lifelong fans and learners in the process.”
Please contact Kate.Gould@cact.org.uk for more information.