MIGHTY MEN OF VALOUR - West Thornton Academy Dad’s Breakfast
What an amazing turn out we had for our first ever MMOV event. Over 60 fathers and male family members came for breakfast, followed by a discussion led by the organisation, the Mighty Men of Valour on the importance of the father in a family.
The presenters talked about the different campaigns that they were involved in and discussed some quite emotive issues. There were some great debates around some of the topics and lots of laughter. Afterwards, everyone headed over to the hall to take part in a creative activity with the children.
The hall was packed and it was really noisy as everyone rose to the challenge to create something from the wide range of resources on offer. Children and adults alike, were all really appreciative of the morning and all commented positively about the event.
Comments from adults included: “The importance of spending time with my child today as she was extremely happy I turned up. The feeling my daughter and I will treasure”……..”How much, as a dad, I play a role in my son’s life, even though we live apart.” The responses from children were just as positive. “I want my dad to know what I do in school and what I learn about”…..”It’s interesting and he doesn’t normally come to events”…...”It’s fun to do amazing activities with my dad and it gives a stronger bond.”
It was an amazing morning there was a real buzz in the air and the children were full of excitement on their return to class. We shall be organising another ‘Dad’s Breakfast’ during the Autumn term for those unable to attend this time and will also be organising a Mighty Women of Valour event for Mum’s and other female relatives.