Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Dads speaks to school staff across Tower Hamlets!

The Stepney Partnership attended a seminar about how to involve Fathers in school life yesterday. Two Stepney Partnership Dads, M.Rasel from Redlands and Naim from Halley, shared their family scrap books and their experiences - they got lots of applause!

It was a really informative afternoon, some of the advice coming from the day included:
  • Schools need to be flexible with timings when organising events for Fathers - it's good to have lots of options - mornings, afternoons and weekends

  • Fathers need to have lots of advance warning so they can book time off work

  • 'Pester power' from kids is really important - if the children are excited about an activity they will pester their Dads to come.

  • Dads like really practical activities with their children

  • Letters home should go to Mums, Dads and Carers - research has shown that more Fathers will turn up if letters are addressed to them

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Family cooking workshops at Stepney Green

Pizza, shepards pie, apple crumble, biscuits are all on the menu for the family cooking workshops at Stepney Green.

Four workshops are taking place, and families from across the Stepney Partnership schools are invited. The workshops are led by the head cook at Stepney Green.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Trips over half-term

The Stepney Partnership has organised loads of family trips for half-term week in June:

Mile End Park
Wednesday 2 June - Messy play and mud sculpting
Friday 4 June - Pond dipping

Olympic Park Tour
Tuesday 1 June - take a tour of the Olympic Park Consruction site

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre
Saturday 5 June - Family Fun Day

Families can sign up in their school.