Stockport College Launches Funded Literacy Project for Schools

Stockport College's Community Learning team is pleased to invite schools to participate in a new literacy project designed to help engage families and support parents’ English skills.

To help promote a love of reading and writing, Stockport College will be running a series of short Creative Writing courses for parents in participating primary schools.  Run over two hours for four weeks, eight hours in total, the course will explore tools and techniques to help parents write creatively and support their children with their school work.

There is the opportunity for parents and children to work collaboratively and produce a story for our short story competition called, ‘My Family.’  This follows on from the successful Trafford Tales project in 2018, in which a compilation of stories written by parents and children were published and sold through Amazon.

Sarah Roiditis from the Employability & Community Team at Stockport College said: “Our new literacy project, ‘My Family’ offers parents the chance to get writing in a fun and creative way so that in turn they can support their children’s English skills.

“We know that support at home is key to boosting a child’s success at school, so hope that local primary schools and parents will take up this opportunity to learn while having fun at the same time!”

Schools across Stockport, have been invited to take part. There is some flexibility on start dates. Courses will be run and fully resourced by Stockport College tutors, and involve no cost to schools or parents. Schools can contact Stockport College’s Employability & Community Team to book a course on (0161) 886 7445.