Family and Intergenerational Learning Weekend 18th - 19th May 2013
Don't forget to tell us about your events
The 2013 Adult Learners' Week in Wales will have a spellbinding start with
Family Storytelling Weekend
In every culture in the world the sharing of stories forms a fundamental part of life and learning how to live it. In native North American Indian cultures "teaching stories" take the place of punishment and scolding; elders pass on the cultural and behavioural norms of their people through story. Many of us remember a favourite relative who, whilst keeping us enthralled with a story, also made us think.
- Learning about different cultures
- Digital storytelling
- Family stories
- Exploring place names or street names
- Story walks
- Community or family history
- Stories that inspire writing, the visual arts or performance
- Projects around food, recycling and the environment can all include
and many more.
NEWS FLASH - small grant scheme to support the Weekend - further details - NOW CLOSED
See also resources at the bootm of the page.
Family Learning Day aims to encourage families to learn and have fun together. It can provide the ideal opportunity to engage with new families in your area and to raise awareness of the range of learning activities and courses available to them.
Participation in family learning has been shown to be a key factor in raising attainment levels of primary school children. In addition, it offers adults who lack self confidence, a chance to take part in a fun learning activity in an informal environment.
In past years, organisations have staged a wide range of activities throughout Wales which have successfully attracted families. Please remember to send us details of your own activities which we will post on the website.
Family Reading Breakfast Planning Toolkit
Quick Reads, have produced a useful toolkit to encourage organisations to bring families together to celebrate World Book Day 2011. The toolkit gives practical advice on holding a family reading breakfast which can be downloaded at:
Details of the Welsh Quick Reads Campaign and the new book titles can be found at
Schemes to encourage reading from the early years http://www.bookstart.org.uk/about-us/bookstart-around-the-world/wales/english/booktrust-in-wales/
Discovering New Worlds
The Campaign for Learning in England has published a new booklet which provides advice and practical ideas on linking family events and activities to further learning. The booklet includes tips on encouraging fathers to join family courses. Download the booklet.