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Learning with Luke - Afterschool Mindful Learning Program

A holistic afterschool program that is designed to re-engage students, enhancing their learning focus, social skills, and learning mindset in a supportive, interactive environment.

Taught by
Luke Edwards
If any of these class details do not fit your situation please feel free to contact us to discuss, we're more than happy to try and accommodate your needs

Class Description


In todayโ€™s fast-changing world, especially after the challenges of COVID-19, we recognize the need for a more holistic approach to education. The program is meticulously designed to nurture not just academic proficiency but also emotional and social intelligence in children.


What the Program aims to Achieve?

The program is tailored to foster various developmental aspects aimed at social and learning behaviours:

๐Ÿ“ Reinforcing the Right Learning Behaviours & Mindsets: We integrate creative writing, song-writing, interactive activities and play based learning to create stimulating learning situations that allow us to work with students on their ability to engage with and focus on productive work, whilst providing a creative medium and outlet for them to have fun and develop an enjoyment for independent learning.

๐ŸŒฟ Emotional & Social Behaviours: The peer learning environment allows children to dive into controlled and facilitated social interactions, where we work on helping children develop and foster their social skills, behaviours and manners that will equip them to thrive back in the school environment. Our interactive and play-based activities are designed to improve communication, teamwork, and empathy, crucial for positive social interactions and relationships.

๐Ÿง˜ Building Focus and Mindfulness: We help children develop better focus, manage stress, and cultivate a calm, composed mindset, essential for effective learning and personal well-being. The goal is to deliver a robust program that has the capacity to create more engaged, calm and mature learners.


What to expect in the Program?

We have developed a variety of activities, each serving a specific purpose in child development:

โœ๏ธ Creative Writing: Tapping into academic subjects with a twist, this encourages children to explore and understand concepts in a more profound and enjoyable way.

๐ŸŽถ Song-writing: This creative outlet allows children to explore the realm of music, harnessing their creativity and emotional expression.

๐ŸŽฒ Play-Based Learning: Our playful, interactive activities make learning fun and engaging, fostering a lifelong love for learning and honing social skills.

๐ŸŒฟ Yoga & Meditation: These practices are crucial for grounding, focus, and emotional balance, helping children develop a positive and healthy approach to life's challenges.

๐Ÿ‘ซ Discussions and interactive activities: These are designed to help students socialise with one another in different scenarios, unlocking work on meaningful behaviours and key social skills.


Program Structure:

Each session, lasting 2 hours after school, is structured to provide a balanced, enriching experience:

- Sessions begin with a gentle warm-up phase, helping children transition from their school day to our program, setting the stage for focused learning

- Sessions then contain a mix of the key activities, with the program constantly being rebalanced to focus on the key areas of progress for each cohort and to address their needs.


How are students grouped?

Students are specially grouped by age, area of focus and needs, with small cohorts of 6-8 students to ensure they still get the personalised support they need to develop. We'll work with you and consult with you to find the perfect fit!


About the Teacher?

My name is Luke. Iโ€™m a father of 3 young men, educator and community connector. I'm an experienced and passionate English teacher, who's had experience across both primary and secondary schools.

I bring a robust, personalised and holistic approach to create confident and engaged learners. My goal is to help students unlock their most potential and to provide a strong role-model and guidance in the process.

Every student deserves the chance to succeed, and as an educator it's my mission to ensure that they get the best chance possible.

Try it today:

Our afterschool program isnโ€™t just another class; itโ€™s a transformative journey towards creating well-rounded, confident, and emotionally intelligent individuals. Get started with a trial today and prepare your child today and be a part of their journey to thrive in every aspect of life.


Testimonials on Luke

โ€œMr Edwards lessons are super engaging and he challenges me to think outside the box!โ€ - J, Year 6 student

"His lessons really inspire me to learn!โ€ - S, Year 8 student


Why small group classes?

A few key reasons:

1. Part of what makes an education important is how students learn around their peers. Our goal is to make it about more than just building skills that work in isolation. Instead we try to deliver an environment in which they can pick up skills and confidence that easily translates back to school and beyond.

2. Learning and connecting with others is important to a kid's learning journey, with the social and communication skills able to aid them beyond the classroom.

4. Small classes allow us to apply a robust approach and deliver the best of the group experience whilst still giving each student the individual attention and support they need.

5. It's a more fun learning environment!

Of course sometimes 1 on 1 can be more effective in certain situations. If we believe that is the best pathway moving forward for your child, we'll recommend it. Our goal is to create the best learning experience for your child.

Do you have any other times/classes?

We're working on it!

We want to make sure these programs are available to as many as students as possible, while still ensuring that they meet our high quality standards.

If these times and locations don't work for you please reach out via the contact form and our enrolments team will contact you to understand your learning needs.

We're always building out new classes and will try our best to cater to your needs.

Will there be any discounts or trials?

Yes! We're super confident that you'll love our programs that the first lesson is on us.

It's a great chance for you to test the class out to see if it's the right fit. It also gives us a chance as teachers to diagnose and assess where the student is at, to formulate the best learning program for the student.

We also offer discounts for multiple class enrolments and referrals for other students.

Please reach out via the contact form and our enrolments team will be able to walk you through the additional benefits available.

Weโ€™ll set you up with a free trial on us. Weโ€™re that confident youโ€™ll love my classes!
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