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The latest activity in Tong and Bowling

Learning Bradford's history!

Parents from St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary school visited the Bradford Industrial museum to find out more about the town's rich history. The parents also saw the Bradford education exhibition that was created to celebrate 150 years since The Elementary Education Act of 1870.

Holi festival celebration

Parent champions from St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary School performed in front of children at the Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy. The celebration of 'Holi' an Indian festival which celebrates the arrival of spring, celebrating good conquering evil. Families gather and celebrate by covering and throwing bright coloured powdered in the streets.

Bradford book club coffee catch-up

Parents from the St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary School book club met with parents from Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy to share a coffee and chat about some books.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory fun in Tong

Children and parents in Tong enjoyed a fantastic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed event. Families took part in sweet cooking activities, 'oompla lumpa' themed crafting, word searches and puzzles and each received a free copy of the Roald Dahl book to take home.

Reading fun at Java Joes

Parents and children from Knowleswood primary school enjoyed some group reading and a mug of hot chocolate during a visit to local coffee shop Java Joes!

Families have a super time at Bradford Academy

Parents at Bradford Academy enjoyed creating superheroes and reading comics with their children. Comic books are filled with high-energy plots, striking illustrations and punchy language, making them brilliant for reluctant readers and great for parents to read along with their kids.

Book club review at St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary

Parents met up again at St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary school to discuss The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez. The parents really enjoyed the book and one said, 'the story is told through tradition and cultural values, something we can relate to.'

Mind mapping at Knowleswood Primary

Parents and parent champions discovered their children's interests and hobbies as well as their reading interest. Using chatter boxes to aid discussion the children created brain storms for all their ideas.

Parents book club

Parents at St Mary’s St Peter’s Primary School launched their own parents book club this week as part of our Inspiring Parents project in Bradford! Here they are enjoying a cup of tea while discussing The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez. Parents discussed what they liked about the book and themes, and commented that characters were very real.

Christmas crafts!

Families from St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary School joined us for a fantastic Saturday of Christmas baking and craft activities at Womenzone community centre.

Parents perform at St Marys St Peters

Following on from activities centred around family stories, the Parent Champions at St Marys St Peters Catholic Primary discussed the idea of performing the Diwali story on stage.

This lead to a group of parents and Parent Champions who, in their own time, created props and costumes and recreated the story of Diwali. They then performed it to the whole school! It was the first time any of them had performed in front of an audience like this and it was a huge success!

Diwali is the biggest festival in Hinduism and the Raam and Sita story is retold during this period.

Remembrance Day

Families at Knowleswood Primary School in Bradford took part in special literacy activities over two weeks to learn more about Remembrance Day.

Click here to find out more.

St Mary's St Peter's celebrate!

St Mary's St Peter's Catholic Primary are joined by Gareth Davis from Bradford City FC to celebrate six weeks of Inspiring Parents activities. The children were gifted free copies of Roy of the Rovers and Match! annuals from Bradford City.

Celebrations at Knowleswood

Gareth Davis from Bradford City FC joined the celebrations at Knowleswood primary school: the children received copies of Roy of the Rovers books and Match! annuals after completing a 6 week programme with Parent Champions.

Knowleswood Primary School

At Knowleswood Primary School, parents and children have been introduced to new word games such as the Yes No game, Five Second Rule, Scrabble and Think Words. Playing word games is not only really fun, but also is brilliant for encouraging literacy skills at home.

Coffee morning

Parent Champions welcome other parents from St Mary's St Peter's Catholic Primary School for a coffee morning with activities and discussion.


Knowleswood parents and children joined us on a brilliant trip to Blackpool!

Community Rail Lancashire generously provided travel and literacy activities for the journey.

Holmewood Connect

Children and parents enjoyed activities at this Holmewood Connect summer event. Here families can be seen taking part in our comic strip competition!

Click here to find out more about the competition.

Breakfast sessions

Parents came along to Knowleswood Primary School and St Mary's St Peter's Catholic Primary School for breakfast and news sessions!

Carrwood Primary School

Families enjoyed a get together at Carrwood Primary School - parents and children read books and played games together.

Breakfast morning

We welcomed parents to a breakfast morning at Knowleswood Primary School for pastries and puzzles!

Fearnville celebrate!

We visited Fearnville Primary School bringing loads of books for the children - and selected by the children - to enjoy.

The Royal Armouries Museum

Our partners at Lancaster Rail provided free travel for a group of families from St Mary's & St Peter's Catholic Primary School to visit The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. Check out one of the parents trying on a suit of armour as they learnt about armour from around the world!

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