“Thank you for gifting me with the best summer a child could wish for.”
-Nahian - Mentee, 2015 Summer Camp

"We are kind of like a big family, we all support each other' Elvina, Mentee, 2015 Summer Camp


Our vision is that highly able children from low socio-economic backgrounds achieve the same academic success and personal flourishing as their more privileged peers at secondary school onwards.

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"Lauriston Lights made me feel more confident in my own abilities and in voicing my opinions" Wasif, Mentee, 2016 Summer Camp


‘Thanks to everyone who has made these two weeks so great for him! We feel very lucky to be part of such a great initiative.’ Susan, Parent, 2016 Summer Camp

who we are

"Thank you for running such a great organisation! I really appreciated the opportunity to do this and I know the kids did too" Isobel, Mentor, 2016 Summer Camp


"To have the opportunity to lead such a fantastic initiative whilst still being at university was an invaluabale experience" Kitty, Camp Leader 2016 Summer Camp


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About us

What we do and why it's important

We believe that all children deserve to fulfil their potential

We work with high achieving children and help unlock their potential with a specially designed programme

Founded in 2013, Lauriston Lights is a charity that brings together high ability 11 year-old children from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds with university students from across the UK. Over a two week summer camp, we help children find the confidence and skills to mean they thrive in secondary school and beyond. Currently we are based in Newham, East London, but are hoping to expand in the near future.

In 2013 and 2014 we ran a summer camps at Gallions primary school. In 2015 we ran two camps, one at Gallions and one at Kingsford Community Secondary School. In 2016 we ran camps at Bow Secondary School and Manorfield Primary School. In 2017 we plan on running camps in London and Oxford.

Become a Mentor!

We are now recruiting university students to be mentors on our 2019 summer camps! To apply, please click on 'Join us now' and complete the application form at the bottom of the page!

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What can you do to help?

There are so many different ways you can be a part of Lauriston Lights!

We are always looking for new people to get involved with Lauriston Lights, whether that be as a mentor, a Manager, a new partnership or a donation.

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We're looking for mentors and camp leaders to be a part of our 2019 programme!

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As Lauriston Lights expands and grows, we are always looking for advice, office space, and schools interested in hosting a Lauriston Lights camp. If you are interested in helping us, please email Adam at seldon.lauristonlights@gmail.com.

the gallery

Here is a selection of photographs over the years showing what we get up to at Lauriston Lights over the summer!

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