Parent sessions are right at the heart of the primary schools’ project and they are an essential part of the overall package.
Why? As a non-profit-making organisation, we aim to support parents in their role as the “primary educators” of their children by providing practical tools and resources.
During the session, parents will experience some of the plays and workshops, have an opportunity for discussion and receive a free gift: a 80-page booklet produced by Ten Ten called Being a Parent Today: Children, Faith and Family Life.
Parent sessions during the school day are included free of charge.
Parent Session FAQ
Why is the parent session important?
Because it provides an opportunity for parents to engage with the social, moral and spiritual education of their children. Enabling parents as the “primary educators” of their children is right at the heart of the teaching of the Church.
How long will it last?
Approximately 45 minutes.
What will happen?
Parents will see an extract from each of the three plays being shown to their children. They will be given an opportunity to respond through discussion with their peers.
What will the parents take from it?
- Ideas for follow-up at home.
- An 80-page booklet called Being a Parent: Children, Faith and Family Life, co-produced by Ten Ten Theatre and the CTS
What will encourage parents to attend?
- Enthusiasm from senior leadership and teaching staff
- Letters sent home in advance
- Invitations to the session written by children (template download in left column)
- Information sheet provided by Ten Ten
- Reminder texts and emails before the event
- Encouragement from the staff on the playground at drop-off time
- Attendance by a member of the senior leadership team to feed back on improvements for future visits.
Please download resources and documents which may be useful when inviting parents to the Ten Ten session
One mother commented that she intended to make changes in her family life as a result.”
St Mary’s, Bath
I was blown away. Totally absorbing and awe-inspiring.”
Parent, St Albans