1 in 10 children suffer from a mental health problem. Many experience trauma, poverty and family upheaval. Missed school due to COVID-19 has also affected our children’s attainment and wellbeing. Many Year 6 pupils are likely to struggle with the transition from a friendly, small primary school to an unfamiliar, crowded secondary school. XLR8 builds social skills, confidence and resilience for success in secondary school and beyond.
Attending an XLR8 camp has been proven to ease transition to secondary school, with our unique focus on all elements of health and wellbeing. The diverse range of activities provide fun ways for children to work in teams, engage in physical activity, raise aspirations, be creative and learn new skills. An XLR8 camp can be tailored to your pupils and can even be delivered online.
XLR8 camps are held in the secondary school which Year 6 pupils will be attending, which gives them the opportunity to make friends and explore their new school before term starts. XLR8 is delivered by our Health Mentors, who are all DBS checked and qualified in First Aid and Safeguarding as part of our comprehensive training programme.
Creative activities for high engagement
Improve behaviour, attendance and attitude to learning
83% of participants felt prepared for secondary school
Improve memory and cognitive health