Shine on Saturdays will enable us to re-inject the enrichment aspects of learning into the educational experience of the young participants, something which is sorely lacking at present. We plan to engage with the children’s families all the way through the project to bring about a greater appreciation of the importance of education and the value of gaining a broader range of experience. Trips beyond the classroom to complement each term’s theme will enable children who rarely travel outside their local area, let alone the Borough, to broaden their horizons and aspirations as well as gain confidence. We hope that, alongside other benefits, the project will have a positive impact upon attendance levels throughout the school and that some of the information we impart to the children, particularly around healthy eating and lifestyle, will become disseminated across the community, helping to bring about general shifts in attitudes and behavior.

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