A Brand New Summer School Concept
Diverse activitiesXLR8 courses are brand new summer school programmes that offer a range of activities for all ages, interests and abilities
New hobbies and pastimesYou will have the chance to take part in digital media workshops, talent shows, den building, tribal creation and a wide range of both physical and cognitive activities
Social interactionCountless opportunities to make new friends and develop important relationship building skills with local children from other schools, backgrounds and age groups.
Safe and friendly environmentOur highly trained team of Health Mentors are committed to ensure that your child has great fun whilst learning key life skills in a safe, secure and friendly environment
Trained and expert staffAll of our team have been trained in first aid and safeguarding alongside our industry leading and university accredited training programmes
Quality assured provisionAll Health Mentors have enhanced DBS checks and all courses are quality assured by our Regional Managers who can be accessed at any point during the course.
The best way to spend your school holiday. Fun activities, learn new skills and make more friends.
- Enjoyable way to spend school holidays
- Learn new skills and ways of thinking
- Experience different team building activities
- Make new friends from other schools
Develop confident, resilient, happy children with strong social and relationship building skills - so much more than traditional childcare
- Helps to raise children's aspirations
- Learn more about local secondary schools
- Improve children's health and wellbeing
- Rounded childcare programme
The following themes are used to deliver action packed XLR8 courses, each one containing lessons and workshops in Enterprise, Vitality, Creativity and Digital Media.
Channel your inner superhero and put your creativity to the test by devising super powers, solvable problems and dilemmas faced by those with different attributes to yourself.
Roots to Routes
Take a look back at your own history and what have you achieved in your life so far before exploring your hopes and dreams for the future and what your legacy will be.
My Tribe, My Land
Create a new tribe with your own language, tribal flag, clothing, customs, traditions and anthem. What are the benefits and pitfalls of starting or joining a new community?
My Big Idea
If you want to experience an interactive week where Dragons Den meets The Apprentice then this theme is the one for you. Do you fancy yourself as the next Alan Sugar or Richard Branson?
For primary schools...
Ensure additional learning takes place during school holidays to maintain pupils’ academic progress throughout the year
- Extend learning outside the curriculum
- Improve communication and social skills
- Academic boost for targeted pupils
- Pupils return to school ready to learn
For secondary schools...
Enhances links with primary feeder schools to improve pupil recruitment and ensure effective transition into secondary school
- Raise school profile within local community
- Improve links with primary feeder schools
- Early transition programme
- Excellent pupil recruitment strategy
What people are saying about XLR8
The LEAP programme has made such a difference to our school and I urge all senior leaders to consider using it in their school.
Mr Lewis,Assistant Headteacher, King Edwards Five Ways, Birmingham
XLR8 has added a new dimension to our curriculum and offer to parents. We now have access to pupils for extra learning time during the year and the flexibility to focus on broader outcomes which help to underpin the educational success of our school.