Celebrating Family Learning!
Players from Newcastle United’s Under 23 Players celebrated the achievements of over 300 children and their families at the latest Family Learning Celebration at St. James’ Park.
Daniel Barlaser, Stuart Findlay and Jack Hunter handed out certificates to each of the participants and presented awards to the term’s top performers.
School of the Year – Bede Academy
Family of the Year – Kerry Henderson/Zak Henderson – Wallsend St Peters
ISOS School of the Year – Prudhoe West First School
Adult Learner of the Year – David Elliott – Bede Academy
Child Learner of the Year – Lilly-Bow Johnson – Percy Main Primary School
Family Learning is an after school club for children and their parents or guardians that aims to help participants become stronger, healthier families whilst also aiming to give participating adults the confidence to explore further learning.
The programme, supported by The Big Lottery Fund and Isos Housing, combines classroom based learning with physical activities and football. The blend of the programme and the mix of physical activities and in-class activities is an important feature making it inclusive and broadening the appeal.
Adam Herczeg, Newcastle United Foundation Senior Project Officer, said: “Family Learning continues to grow and it’s impact felt more extensively in families that ever before. We’re delighted by the commitment and enthusiasm shown by the families involved. Thank you to Daniel, Stuart and Jack for supporting our event and to our projects the Big Lottery Fund and ISOS housing. We’re also very grateful to Beamish Museum for their generous prize donation.”
This term Beamish Museum kindly supported the event with the Family of the Year due to visit the attraction next week as part of their prize.
Matthew Henderson, Remaking Beamish – Engagement Development Officer., said: “As a museum we are very pleased to support Newcastle United Foundation and your amazing work. The children and their families were very interested and engaged with the historic football items that we brought to the event, especially the opportunity to try on period football costumes and handle the collections – that in a traditional museum, would be behind glass casing and inaccessible.”