The transition from primary to secondary school can be difficult for many students. Liverpool Learning Partnership and the Liverpool Families Programme are funding 18 summer schools for vulnerable pupils making the transition from primary to secondary this Summer. The schools are able to use the funding to organise a range of activities to allow the students to get to know each other and members of the staff as well as allowing them to access the many cultural and artistic opportunities available in Liverpool.
The Siobhan Dowd Trust have very kindly funded a bookshop visit (Waterstones) for each school taking part in the Summer School programme which will allow pupils to purchase a book to keep.
We have also put book swap boxes together with support from our friends at BookTrust, The Storybarn at The Reader, Read for Good and The Siobhan Dowd Trust. Pupils can take and return books throughout the Summer School period and then you can use them in the main school in the new academic year. Within each box there are also comics that pupils can read and either keep or bring back to share with other students.