Secondary - Over 80% of men will become fathers at some point in their life. Whilst this is a huge percentage, there is very little in life that prepares young men for becoming dads. The aim of our work in Secondary schools is to address this by starting the conversation on what it means to be a Dad today. We aim to challenge stereotypes and question the difference between Dads and Mums, looking at gender equality. Our workshops cover: 1. The role of a Dad 2. Relationships 3. Mental Health for men 4. Brain Development for babies. Young men have given us the following feedback about the workshops: "You could say whatever you wanted to say." "You're just free to speak." "We've just never really like had that before." "It was different to the usual like stuff we get." "Everyone was involved in the conversation. You were just free to speak, to say what you wanted." "You could actually just be like people." We also work with girls to discuss the same issues and talk about the importance of Dads.
Primary - We know that a great Dad can play a vital role in their child's education. Dads need to be involved and sometimes encouraged to come into school and spend time with their children. We want to help schools and families break down barriers, and make them more father friendly. As Fathers Network Scotland say: Dads in Scotland are significantly less likely than mums to form positive partnerships with their school. Our work in Primary schools is specifically set up to address this barrier and help Dads and children have fun and positive experiences together at School. Our work has included play/storytelling sessions with children and their Dads/Granddads. We work with the families in a collaborative manner, and together we have also produced movies inspired by the children and Dads. If you work in a school, or have a child at Primary and would like us to come work with you, then please get in touch, email Thomas@dadsrock.org.uk.