Our Catalyst sponsored homework club has gone from strength to strength since we trialled it over a year ago. The project, managed by our Life Skills Coordinator Jessica McMillan, currently supports over 20 local children by providing space and support for them to complete their homework.
Parents and teachers have commented that the quality of homework has improved and children attending say that they enjoy the sense of achievement that comes from receiving praise and academic rewards for their efforts.
Jessica believes that one of the keys to the club’s success is that it ‘reduces the conflict and tension that can arise over homework and means that, for families, they have more quality time together at the weekend.’
For more information about the Venture Centre activities visit the new website www.venturecentre.org.uk or call 020 8960 3234.