The aim of the camp is to help both girls and boys with what can be a daunting process of transition, when they move from Primary School to Secondary School.
LFC Foundation coaches and mentors delivered team building activities, orienteering workshops and drama classes, and sports sessions, such as football, basketball and multi sports, all with the objectives of helping youngsters to settle in their new school environment.
As a result of the camp, children who participated in the camp gained new friends who will become colleagues when the school year starts, helping to their reduce anxiety levels and improve their mental wellbeing.
Rebecca Bailey, Teacher at North Liverpool Academy said:
“We’d like to thank the LFC Foundation for their support throughout the week. The kids were buzzing with the range of activities on offer and we can see a real difference in confidence levels of students by the last day!”
Andy Hanlon, LFC Foundation Project Lead said:
“It’s great to help put together our first Transition Camp for the youngsters, especially for those who are moving to Secondary School with a smaller group of friends.
We’ve seen kids from all over interact with new peers, share interests, bond together through collective team effort and become good friends before the school year has even started, which hopefully will reduce the fear and anxiety children can experience when moving from Year 6 to Year 7.”