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Welsh govt launches bid to get parents involved in education

29/04/2014 Joanna
The Welsh government has announced the launch of a major campaign to demonstrate how parents can make a difference to their children's education.

It is designed to show mothers and fathers how small things can have a large impact on youngsters' attainment. 

These include waking them up early for school, ensuring they get a good night’s sleep, making time to read with them, providing number work, attending parents evenings and asking them about school.

Education minister Huw Lewis said parents have a crucial role to play in raising Welsh education standards. 

"We can't do it without their support, and as a Dad, I know it's the little things we do as parents which make a real difference to our children’s school day," he commented.

Mr Lewis cited evidence from international testing which shows that countries where parents take an active role in education tend to be the most successful.ADNFCR-2164-ID-801716198-ADNFCR
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