Introducing Solent University’s XLR8 To Success Programme

Academic Success is not just about studying and tests

When most children and young people think about doing well in school or college, they assume it’s all about hitting the books, studying, revising for exams and performing well in tests. Whilst all of this is true it’s also worth considering the importance of taking care of themselves and their mental and physical wellbeing.

No matter what the age or level of ability, if someone isn’t feeling great physically or mentally it is so much harder to be great and achieve great things.  That’s why Solent University have developed the XLR8 to Success programme and made it available to the children of Sutton Virtual School. It is a free online health and wellbeing tool designed to help children and young people think about their own personal health – Improving their diet, nutrition, physical activity levels, mental wellbeing and how they deal with challenging times.

The programme has been designed for children and young people in years 9 and above and it’s teaching content and delivery have been contributed to by Solent University’s Counselling Service and academics from our Faculty of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. Now more than ever, children and young people are facing an extraordinary number of unknowns from the amount of teaching and learning they are currently receiving to their future education and employment prospects. For some these uncertainties are exacerbating existing feelings of anxiety and worry and this can have a major impact on their ability to achieve. XLR8 to Success is an independent study programme filled with videos, quizzes and demonstrations that children can register to complete at a time that suits them.

What else are Solent University doing to support your children?

Solent University are committed to working with Care Experienced children and young people. We have a number of activities planned specifically for these students in the summer term so watch this space for more details.  In the meantime why not check out our upcoming events for students as well as information about the admissions support we offer Care Leavers through our Contextual Offers Scheme and the support they can expect once they begin studying with us.