Proud Parents
Proud Parents Festival

Celebration Day

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To celebrate all of the great work that has been done with Proud Parents, we held a huge Fun Day for everyone to join in with at the Hull City Hall

The day included:

  • interactive family activities
  • craft making stalls
  • soft play areas
  • reading corners
  • face painting
  • games zones
  • dance workshops and performances
  • support services on hand to give advice.

With so much more on the day and free entry, this was a great way to start the half term break.

We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came along...


We should find the time to talk to our children about what they’re learning and ask them what they did today, tell them ‘well done’ and let them know just how proud of them we are; talk to their teachers at school, ask them how your children are getting on.


Let’s listen to our children read every day. Anything will do: comics, magazines – even posters and signs. When they’re older, we should get them to talk about what they’re learning and take time to listen to what they’ve got to say.


One of the best things we can do as parents is to make sure our children attend school. This is really important. If they’re not in class, then they’re missing out and will fall behind. We also need to make sure we attend parents’ evenings too.

Get out and about

We should get out and about with our children and take advantage of all the fun things there are to do together – lots of which are FREE. Visit a library, a children’s centre or a museum. It doesn’t have to be a lesson – its fun, and it doesn’t have to take too long.


Let’s try to help our children as best we can, for instance with their homework. This isn’t just about trying to help them work things out, it helps as much to make sure they do their homework, and make sure there aren’t any distractions – like TV – when they do it.

The best advice is to make it fun! Learning doesn’t have to be boring. If you can bring a smile to your kid’s face, then you’ll bring a smile to your face too!

Proud Parents aims to encourage parent and carer engagement in their children’s learning and school life. Proud Parents communicates the benefits of parental engagement, and provides parents and carers with some straightforward help and advice about what they can do to engage with their children’s education.

It also aims to promote the services and resources that are already available within the city to support parental engagement, and where possible, further enhance those services and resources by linking them together.

Lots of exciting things are happening during the two weeks here are some of the events, for more events and information visit or download the pdf.

Pool Party at Ennerdale 10am - 12pm, Wednesday 19 February, North Childrens Centre.

Muck Tubs! 10.00am - 12.00pm, Wednesday 19 February, Mersey Children’s Centre.

Parents and Tots Public Skating 1.30pm - 2.30pm, Wednesday 19 February, Hull Arena.

Circus Creation Crafts 10.00am - 11.00am, Thursday 20 February, Bransholme Library.

Tumble Tots 10.00am - 11.00am, Thursday 20 February, St Johns Church Community Centre.

Fun with Fruit 10.00am - 12.00pm, Friday 21 February, Marfleet Children’s Centre.

Little Chatterboxes 1.30pm - 3.00pm, Friday 21 February, Gipsyville Children’s Centre

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