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MP welcomes summer school to help children catch up on lost learning

Posted onPosted on 5th Aug

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley MP has welcomed the announcement that Meden School, Warsop; Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, Mansfield; The Garibaldi School, Forest Town; and Mansfield Woodhouse’s The Manor Academy and Yeoman Park Academy are among th 2,820 secondary schools across England that will be hosting a summer school over the holidays, as part of the Conservative Government’s £200m Summer School programme.

The summer schools will provide a range of extra-curricular and academic catch-up activities to boost children’s opportunities to catch-up.

Pupils will benefit from learning essential maths and English skills while getting involved in sports, drama and music – as well as the option of theatre trips, workshops with authors, cooking classes and sports sessions.

The Government said the summer schools would help pupils establish and build friendships before the start of the next school year, improving their confidence and improving mental wellbeing – particularly for Year 7s making the transition up to secondary school.

High-quality online resources are also being provided for all pupils and teachers for throughout the summer holidays by Oak National Academy, to give pupils the confidence they are read to start their next school year.

Ben said: “Towards the beginning of this year, I sought assurances from the Prime Minister that schools would be given resources to support children socially and emotionally, as well as academically. He confirmed that this sort of investment was vital to ensure kids didn’t fall behind, so I’m delighted that he has taken this opportunity to support children across Mansfield and Warsop.

“I’m grateful to the schools that are taking part in the Summer School programme. I’ve constantly said that, whilst academic achievements are important, it’s also vital that we give young people social and emotional support as well. Education is my passion and I’ll ensure I continue to work with Government to help students across Mansfield and Warsop catch up on lost learning and missed experiences.”