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Scottish Maritime Museum Launches Free Numeracy Workshops for Parents

Starts Monday 15th April

The Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine invites parents of early years or primary school children to join them for a fun and educational weekly numeracy workshop to brush up on maths skills and explore how play can help their child learn about numbers.

The numeracy workshops will run at the Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside from 10.00am – 2.30pm every Monday beginning on 15 April.

Over the eight week programme, parents will also team up with the Museum’s Scottish Boat Building School experts learning how to improve budgeting skills for home DIY projects before creating something new to use at home.

The programme will finish with a family celebration.

The numeracy sessions have been made possible by North Ayrshire Council and the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

Participants must be 19 years and over and have a child of early years or primary education age.

Claire Munro, Learning and Access Manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, explains:

We are delighted to launch this important community-based initiative which has been made possible by support from North Ayrshire Council and the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund.

“Our education and boat building teams look forward to helping parents brush up their maths skills to support their children as they learn as well as enabling them to budget for home DIY projects and be more confident in developing in their professional lives.

“Places are limited so we urge anyone who is interested in registering, or learning more, to get in touch soon.”

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit UK Shared Prosperity Fund: prospectus – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To find out more or register interest, contact the Museum Learning Team:
email Education@scotmaritime.org.uk
call 01294 278283
visit www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org

 Issued on behalf of the Scottish Maritime Museum by
Joanna Harrison, Mobile: 07884 187404

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