IT is not just pupils who are getting educated at Fixby Junior and Infant School. Their parents have gone back to the classroom too.

Twelve parents at the school took part in a 10-week Workers' Educational Association course.

It involved them spending 20 hours each working with pupils, helping with reading, writing, spelling and craft activities.

On top of the placement work, they had to complete coursework.

The parents were presented with their end of course awards by Julian Harber, from the WEA.

Some parents achieved a Level 3 qualification - equivalent to an A-level - on the course, while other achieved Level 2 (GCSE level) or Level 1 awards.

One parent secured a job as a teaching assistant at the school as a result of her success on the course.

Other parents have continued to volunteer in class on a weekly basis since the course ended.

Course co-ordinator Maria Sandland said: "They support the activities that have been organised by the class teacher.

"This gives them experience which might help them take their careers further. It is the first time we have run this scheme and it has been very successful."