This year's summer school was as educational as it was thrilling!
LDE UTC held our fabulous annual Summer Camp from Monday 16th August to Friday 27th August this year.
The Summer Camp leader, Head of year 12 Jonny Morgan worked closely with a number of activity partners with the aim of bridging the gap created by the pandemic and the numerous lockdowns of the past 18 months. We offered an innovative and exciting combination of academic catch up, wellbeing, physical activity, skills and social development sessions.
We offered the Summer Camp completely free of charge to learners, over a period of two weeks and we included a packed lunch for each learner every day. Learners worked towards bridging the gap by completing the Science and Maths based Thames Water Challenge, and producing a Summer Camp newspaper aimed at improving their creative writing skills linked to English. This part of the programme was delivered in partnership with Thames Water and YipiYap Tutors and LDE Alumni Volunteer leaders.
Each afternoon, the Summer Camp learners had great fun while they took part in extensive multi-sports, wellbeing coaching and mentoring programmes, delivered by West Ham Football Foundation at UEL SportsDock. They were rowing with London Youth Rowing and Power boating, Sea skills and CasCare were delivered by Atlantic Pacific at our local Royal Albert Dock.
All learners enjoyed the experience and said it had helped them bridge gaps and prepare them for the new academic year ahead in a fun and exciting way.
by Jonny Morgan, Head of Year 12