Hearts ambassador, John Robertson, visited Dalry Primary School yesterday to meet families ‘graduating’ from a pioneering education programme.
The Families and Schools Together (FAST) programme is run by charity Save the Children, in partnership with Hearts. The programme is proven to help children achieve more in schools and strengthen their relationships with their families.
The FAST programme, backed by Save the Children, supports families by working with parents and children in schools and has been endorsed by the United Nations.
FAST is designed to give all children the chance to succeed at school. Typical activities include singing, family games such as emotional charades and special play, sitting down together to eat a family meal and supporting parents in setting boundaries.
Graham Clark, Save the Children’s programme manager said:
“The support that we’ve had from Hearts to run our FAST programme has been phenomenal – and to have John Robertson as a surprise guest at yesterday’s graduation was a real treat.
The programme has been a great success for Dalry Primary School and it’s heartwarming to hear positive feedback from everyone involved. Parents have the biggest influence on their children’s learning and development and FAST gives families the opportunity to build on this. We really grateful to the club and the Big Hearts Community Trust for supporting the FAST programme and it’s brilliant to see how much the community is benefitting from this amazing partnership”.
Helping the project at Dalry Primary School was Big Hearts supporter, Harry Bell. Harry was one of the first to sign up as a volunteer following a recent recruitment drive by Big Hearts.
For additional information on Big Hearts see: www.bighearts.org.uk
For more info on the FAST project please visit: http://www.familiesandschoolstogether.com/