Dads (step-dad/grandfather/uncle or another family member) Day 2016
Dads' Day 2016
On Friday 14th January, The Southwater Junior Academy hosted its third Dads’ Day – an annual event that is a firm favourite with staff, parents and pupils.
The children were all very excited to welcome their dads (or grandads) into the classroom to experience what it is like to be a child at the school. With lessons including poetry, literature, drama and creative writing on the timetable, and a range of interesting and engaging activities on the agenda, both adults and children were inspired to learn together.
The response to the morning was overwhelmingly positive as it provided an opportunity for dads to become involved in their children’s learning.
Dads' Comments 2016
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Warm welcome. Thanks for the opportunity +++
A really worthwhile event +++
Nice to see smiling children – school should be fun.
Interaction +++ Engagement ++ Polite, Creative; A great insight ++ ;enjoy +++ imaginative ++
‘Overall a really worthwhile event. It will also improve how I assist my son with school work at home.’
‘A good idea to get dads more involved in the school and our children’s learning – too often the focus is on mums’
‘A good active environment to learn in.’
‘I want to leave work and go back to school.’
Great interaction between teacher and children.’
‘The lesson was well balanced with thought provoking discussions and writing exercises.
‘An excellent opportunity to see first-hand the fine work being done by the school.’
More time ++
‘Look forward to the next one.’ More frequently ++
Different to when I was at school ++
‘It’s good to be able to see the relationship they have with their peers in the classroom environment. I was very impressed with the confidence the children showed.’
‘Always a great vibe at SJA.’
‘A nice relaxed, but focused atmosphere.’
‘Looking forward to next year – already!’
‘Learning environment is superb!’
‘Great to see the children involved in a happy and diverse environment.’
‘Always enjoy these days and this is the third year I have been to the dads’ day.’
‘Excellent as always. Very interactive and great fun. Good atmosphere in the class.’
‘’Good to see how the lessins are structured and how respectful the children are.’
‘As usual very enjoyable – SJA is always a pleasure – professional but friendly – all good.’