2,820 eligible secondary schools have signed up to host a summer school to help children catch up on lost learning time due to the pandemic
The scheme has been backed by over £200 million investment from the Department for Education and is expected to benefit more than 500,000 students.
The summer school programme will help schools deliver a range of academic and enrichment activities, as well as skills to build confidence, friendships and improve wellbeing.
Wellbeing activities planned by schools include theatre trips, sports sessions, team games, sit down sessions with authors, cooking and more.
Incoming Year 7 students will predominantly be encouraged to get involved.
Schools Minister Nick Gibb said:
“It’s very good to see so many children will now have the opportunity to enjoy clubs and activities this summer, building friendships and supporting their mental and physical health, alongside their educational progress.
“We have invested £3 billion so far in helping children catch up ahead of the next academic year and summer schools are an integral part of the overall effort to recover from the disruption caused by the pandemic.”
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