A new homework club, launched by local housing association Severnside, is proving such a success with pupils that their headteacher visited the club to find out more.
Pupils in year six at Meole Brace C of E Primary and Nursery school have been attending Severnside’s Meole Digital Den to take part in the homework club since its launch in February. Headteacher Henry Bray recently joined them to see how pupils are making improvements in their ability to complete homework on time and to a good standard.
“The after school sessions at the Digital Den have been a real boost to our pupils who attend.” said Mr Bray, headteacher. “They benefit academically from the small group tuition and guidance and it gives them an opportunity to get their homework done and dusted to the best of their abilities in a really focused and positive environment. The nurturing, supportive nature of the sessions also helps them to build bonds socially and the children regularly tell me how they have enjoyed going.”
The homework clubs form part of Severnside’s Learning Programme which aims to boost skills and inspire local people of all ages, to reach their full potential.
“When we started the club, we set about establishing a connection with the local school to ensure the project was well-used and targeted children who would benefit most from the support on offer.” explains Severnside’s learning programme and digital inclusion officer Paul Evans.
"Finding adequate time and space to study at home can add to the pressures of family life. The club aims to alleviate some of those demands and support our younger residents to thrive at school.
“With access to computers and dedicated support the club is a quiet place for pupils to complete their homework and gain confidence in their abilities.”
You can visit www.severnsidehousing.co.uk to find out more about Severnside’s Learning Programme which offers a diverse range of great learning opportunities to help people boost their skills in key areas including IT, self-confidence, CV writing, money management and work experience. A schedule of weekly activities at the Meole Brace and Castlefields Digital Dens are also available.
Back row from left - Henry Bray, Headteacher at Meole Brace C of E Primary and Nursery school, Paul Evans, Severnside's learning programme and digital inclusion officer.
Front row from left - Pupils Owen Wilcox, Isobel Davis and Ryan Cossie-Sullivan