LCCC Foundation holds its first Summer School
LCCC Foundation is working in partnership with The Tutor Trust and Stretford High School to deliver its first Summer School Programme. The week long Summer School will take place at Emirates Old Trafford between the 7th and 13th August 2013.
Working with identified local children the project will use the power of cricket and the draw of LCCC to help develop the literacy and numeracy skills of up to 40 young people moving from Year 6 into Year 7 helping to facilitate a smoother transition into secondary school.
Participants will receive high quality small group Maths and English tuition from The Tutor Trust, a not-for-profit education charity based in Manchester. Students will take part in a wide range of fun and engaging educational activities set against the inspirational backdrop of Emirates Old Trafford. They will also get the opportunity to hone their cricket skills using the same training facilities as LCCC players.
The Summer School will be funded by the Department for Education as part of a nationwide initiative. The programme was open to eligible schools that have Ever6 free school meal pupils or looked-after children pupils making the transition into year 7 at their school in September 2013.
Sandy Mitchell, Head of Community Development for the LCCC Foundation said “The LCCC Foundation is proud to be working in partnership with The Tutor Trust and Stretford High School to deliver its first Summer School Programme. Providing education opportunities for local young people is a key driver for the Foundation and through this programme we will use the setting of Emirates Old Trafford and the sport of cricket to inspire, engage and encourage learning.”
Abigail Shapiro, Director and Co-Founder of The Tutor Trust said “The Summer School is a great way for students to make friends and have fun whilst learning numeracy and literacy with a sporting theme, in preparation for joining their new school in September. We hope that this will be the start of a very successful partnership with LCCC Foundation, complimenting the high-quality tuition delivered by The Tutor Trust to local children in Greater Manchester schools throughout the academic year.”
Sandra Smith-Brown Director of Co-Curriculum at Stretford High School said “The Summer School offers a wide range of opportunities for year 6 students to engage in creative activities that they will go on to experience as they enter year 7. Working in partnership with the LCCC Foundation and the Tutor Trust will provide our future students with an inspirational experience and help them to prepare for the new academic year.”
Photo shows a recent School Visit organised by the Foundation to LCCC in July.