- Two to four weeks in August, Monday to Friday
- Sports & fun activities
- Academic booster classes
- Character building activities
- Exciting excursions
The Summer Programme is made up of a number of summer schools for young people in Manchester and east London. It aims to raise educational attainment amongst young people and to help their transition from primary to secondary schooling, all whilst having a great time!
At the project young people take part in daily booster classes in Maths and English as well as fun activities including sport, dance, art and drama sessions. All children will have the opportunity to go on an excursion, which may include ice skating, swimming, canoeing, cinema or bowling, depending on location.
Each week is dedicated to the promotion of one or two of the ReachOut character values, when staff and young people discuss the sort of behaviour that reflects that value, look for it in others and make a real effort to behave that way themselves.
Benefits for children
- A fun and friendly place to spend the summer holidays
- Meet new people from other schools
- Developed ability to recognise and practise the ReachOut character values
- Support with Maths and English to be better prepared for the coming school year.
- Try new activities such as ice-skating, bowling, drama
- Role models – great young role models for children to work with, helping shape behaviour, raise aspirations and combat negative influences
- Sustained relationship – lots of participants stay involved in further ReachOut activities, continuing to receive academic help and personal development support in the long term as well as reducing likelihood of being excluded or becoming involved in anti-social behaviour.
- Children have fun! Activities such as sports, arts and crafts and group games allow them to develop team skills, learn to share and think of others and be fair whilst having a great time!
Volunteers are needed on the projects to work as teaching assistants, sports assistants, workshop facilitators and support staff. If you choose to get involved you will receive our in-house training and a staff t-shirt.
- Supervise young people during registration, breaks, lunchtime and at the end of the day.
- Accompany young people on excursions.
- Be a good role model, demonstrate ReachOut’s core values and set a positive example at all times.
- Help to prepare resources for sessions.
- Teaching Assistants – support teachers in classes of up to 10 children.
- Sports Assistants – assist sports coaches in delivery of sessions in your chosen sport.
- Workshop Facilitators – plan and deliver activities in your chosen area (e.g. drama, arts and crafts, music etc.)
- Support Staff – support the management team (for example researching travel routes for excursions, inputting children’s contact details to the database, taking a daily register etc.)
- promote and practise the ReachOut character values
If you would like to volunteer on this programme please visit our pages on how to become a mentor.