Learning initiative at The Glades holds community open day with free workshops

Explore Learning at The Glades Shopping Centre is making learning fun this May half-term by offering free workshops to children on Friday 31 May at its Community Open Day.

In a country where almost half of five and six-year-olds are at risk of underperforming academically because they have a limited vocabulary – according to an Oxford University Press report – The Glades’ tuition centre is helping children to stay on track.

Explore Learning – which provides educational support for children aged four to 14 years in maths and English through a membership programme – opened last year at The Glades and is currently supporting more than 250 families in the area.

To give more families the opportunity to see what Explore Learning is about, there will be four, free Literacy workshops running throughout the community open day this Friday. ‘Fun with Phonics’ from 10.30am to 11.30am is aimed at four to six-year-olds. ‘Put a Spring in Your Step’ will help seven to nine-year-olds explore grammar from 12pm to 1pm.

Children between nine and 11-years-old can attend ‘Journey to the King’s Throne’ from 1.30pm to 2:30pm, which will help with comprehension. Finally, 11 to 14-year-olds can take part in ‘Analysing Poetry’ from 3.30pm to 4.30pm.Lydia Rose, Assistant Director at The Glades branch of Explore Learning, said: “Our mission at Explore Learning is to develop and inspire fearless learners who are excited by challenges, rather than afraid of them!

“We love meeting new families in the community and sharing our passion for learning. This is our first Community Open Day and we cannot wait to introduce more children to the wonderful world of Explore!”

Mark Haynes, Director of The Glades, added: “We are delighted with the positive impact Explore Learning is making to numerous school children in the area. It offers something quite unique that is clearly benefitting the younger members of our local community.

“The free sessions this May half-term are the perfect chance for families to try out the service as well as being a great opportunity for youngsters to keep their minds active during the holidays.”

To book a place on one of the limited sessions call 0208 291 8331. For more information on Explore Learning’s programme, membership and course information, head to  https://www.explorelearning.co.uk/tuition-centre/bromley.