After successfully running summer booster program in 2014 Charlton Manor has now partnered with Charlton Triangle Homes to pilot a larger summer booster scheme available to 60 year 4 and 5 pupils for 5 weeks during the 2016 summer holidays.
According to Believe in Children Barnados 2016 there are currently 3.7 million children living in poverty in the UK. That’s over a quarter of all children. 1.7 million of these children are living in severe poverty. In the UK 63% of children living in poverty are in a family where someone works.
These child poverty statistics and facts will help to give you an idea of the scale of child poverty in the UK and the affect it can have on:
- a child’s education
- a child’s health
- the day to day lives of families.
They want to tackle food poverty that some children may face during the holidays and provide them with a healthy nutritional lunch. In addition to this children will be in a secure and safe environment which is familiar to them and will help to raise aspirations and attainment for children coming from disadvantaged homes and looked after children.
To ensure that the boosters have had a positive impact, a study will be undertaken to monitor the progress being made by the pupils. Children will be assessed before, during and after the club to accurately measure the impact the boosters have had on the children.
The idea is to help narrow the attainment gap between identified pupils and their peers and negate learning loss over the summer break. From the boosters they aim to achieve an increase in children’s confidence, boost motivation and have a positive impact in children’s attainment. They will build trust and promote community cohesion and involvement as the boosters will be run in different venues in Greenwich.