St Pauls PS -GSAP Families Connect Week 2 - The Importance of Praise This week we were exploring the "Importance of Praise" in a child`s learning experience. Our amazing parents from St Pauls PS, completed their second week of Families Connect. This week we explored how specific and genuine praise can play a key role in helping shape our children`s learning experience. Praise helps children feel valued and develops a stronger self confidence around literacy and numeracy. Praise promotes effort and in return children are happier to try something new, even if it hard at the beginning. If you would like to know more about Families Connect, please contact us on 028 71 35 87 87 or email [email protected]. Families Connect is a Save the Children signature programme and hosted by the Greater Shantallow Area Partnership.