Shiregreen families can take part in free learning sessions aimed at improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) confidence and abilities.
Thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing, Family Learning from Sheffield City Council is offering programmes for parents and carers to work with their children on STEM topics in a supportive and relaxed environment.
Stepping up with maths
An adult-only programme starting on Thursday 1 March will help parents and carers understand how their child is taught maths at a key stage 2 level. Course tutors will work with attendees to make games and resources to support learning at home, as well as advising on how schools currently teach subjects such as multiplication and algebra.
Making maths fun
Additionally, a one-off workshop later in the month will see the whole family work together on making a string plaque, designed to make maths fun by exploring geometry through string art.
“Help equip residents of all ages with maths skills”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “Our aim is to help equip residents of all ages with maths skills, and more importantly to make it fun and something they want to learn about.
“STEM subjects are vital for young people when preparing for future careers, no matter what they are, and I hope that these sessions will encourage local residents to work on these skills with children at home.”
Limited crèche places are available for all sessions. The five-week stepping up with maths course starts on Thursday 1 March, running from 9am-11.30am at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre. The standalone workshop will take place on Saturday 24 March from 10.30am-12.30pm, also at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre. Residents interested in booking a place on either can call Lauren on 0114 245 9200.
This project is funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.