Aston University hosts NAGC’s BIG Family Weekend

Family fun weekend
Family fun weekend

16th October 2009

A mission to Mars, an archaeological dig and a secret agent school are just a few of the family activities on offer at The National Association for Gifted Children’s (NAGC) annual BIG Family Weekend.

The event at Aston University on Saturday, October 24th and Sunday, October 25th, involves 80 workshops, keynote speeches and discussion groups. Workshops include ‘Grime Scene Investigations’ and psychology sessions with Aston academics. All workshops are aimed at parents and children from two-and-a-half to 15, with crèche facilities also available.

Event organisers NAGC is a children’s charity which aims to support the needs of gifted children and their families.

NAGC’s Chief Executive, Denise Yates, comments; “We are delighted to be holding this year’s events at Aston University. Last year, the same event attracted over 800 people and we’re looking forward to welcoming a good number of families from the local area.”

Angela Morris, the University’s Excellence Hub and Gifted & Talented Coordinator, said, “As lead University of the West Midlands Excellence Hub we are delighted to be hosting this event for NAGC.  It is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our University and the activities and support we provide to gifted and talented pupils and their families across the country.”

Events will be running on Saturday, October 24th from 11am to 6pm and on Sunday, October 25th from 9am to 4pm. For further information or to book a place, please log onto www.nagcbritain.org.uk or contact NACG on 0845 450 0295.


For further press information please contact Munira Jasat on (0121) 204 4547.

For further information on Aston’s Gifted & Talented provision and the West Midlands Excellence Hub, please contact Angela Morris on (0121) 204 4787.

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