family graduations

Families graduate at the SoL

by Foundation of Light

Hundreds of families celebrate their achievements.

Hundreds of families from across Tyne and Wear visited the Stadium of Light last week to celebrate completing the ‘Family Learning through Football’ programme.

The course uses the power of football to improve relationships within families by inspiring learning and achievement and developing new skills.

Families from Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham attended the Sir Bob Murray Family Learning Graduations after participating in the 10-week programme.

Graduates received a certificate and ‘goody’ bag during the graduation ceremony, before enjoying a tour of the Stadium, family themed games were available in the Premier Concourse and a visit to the Foundation’s Active Bus.

Matt Hill, Head of Lifelong Learning commented:

"One of the main aims is to improve relations within the family, to have that extra one-on-one time, improving the bond and communication.  The graduation events are one way to really show how hard and well they have worked over the course and to celebrate their achievement”

The 10-week Family Learning programme is delivered in primary schools across the region and worked with over 1,700 families in 2012.

The programme is funded by Sunderland City Council, South Tyneside Council, Durham County Council, Caterpillar, Cestria, Derwentside Homes and Livin.

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