PARENTS who want to know what takes place in their children's classrooms can attend a free course in Huddersfield.
The course - run by the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) - shows parents and other volunteers how schools work and how children learn.
It is being supported by Kirklees Council and funded by the Department for Education and Skills. It aims to benefit both parents and schools.
Julian Harber, organiser for the Workers' Educational Association, said: "Parents will benefit by becoming better volunteers in their child's school and they will learn how the school works.
"Many of them also go on to get employment in the schools.
"We've even had people who end up training to be a teacher."
Parents who attend the 10-week course will also have to volunteer two hours a week at their child's primary school.
The course takes place in two locations in Huddersfield - Reinwood Infant and Nursery School and Almondbury Junior School.
The WEA organisation is also offering a selection of other courses which will have to be paid for.
They include Egypt's Middle Kingdom, which will look at the history of ancient Egypt, and The Symphony: A Comprehensive Survey, which will be looking at the works of great composers such as Mozart and Beethoven.
The courses will be taking place in areas around Huddersfield. For more information on any of the courses ring Linda Croft or Julian Harber on 01422 253020.