Fun and informal
family learning at the
Family Learning Festival
17 October - 1 November 2015

Family Learning Festival

We all know learning is fun and during the Family Learning Festival from 17 October - 1 November 2015 we are encouraged to make it a family affair.   Using the festival as the backdrop to do some family learning is the perfect excuse to see just how smart your gene pool is!

Did you know that a child’s family can have a massively positive influence on their learning?   Relatives can improve their child’s overall performance by getting involved, asking what they’re up to at school and taking an active role in their studies.   I know this really helped me become more motivated and provided me with more self-belief that’s set me up for life!

And since I’ve been learning more about children's’ development I’ve found out lots of interesting facts!   Did you know that children run faster in the first ten years of life than any other time?

Family Learning Festival events take place across a range of venues up and down the country; from shopping centres and cultural venues to local community, leisure and educational venues.

The organisers have produced an online planning guide; an invaluable resource for anyone considering hosting an event.  If you register your event they will even help promote it through national media and online.

The 2014 Family Learning Festival theme was "Out of this World" so keep checking the official website for more news on what's happening this year!

The aim of the festival is to realise your own fabulous potential and to look at the world in a new light that makes you feel completely different about it.

The timing of the festival would be ideal for you to produce Halloween-themed family decorations through learning new art techniques.  Or learn to sew and create a set of family costumes!   Why not try learning a language, learning technology or even research learning techniques.

Organised by the Campaign for Learning, the festival is designed to engage families in learning and increase confidence about the wealth of skills any family has. 

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