SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Students enjoy a wide range of exciting sports and activities and are encouraged to try as many new ones as possible. 5-6 choices are typically offered each day and students register for their chosen activity.
During the course students typically choose from:
|ARTS & CRAFTS||BADMINTON||BALL GAMES|
|BASKETBALL||CHESS/BOARD GAMES||CLIMBING WALL|
Evenings are dedicated to fun activities which everyone is encouraged to join in with. This gives students chance to socialise and relax with their new friends.
Typical evening entertainment includes:
|GAMES NIGHT||KARAOKE||MOVIE NIGHTS|
|QUIZZES||TALENT SHOWS||TRADITIONAL GAMES|
Two core values of a British boarding school are leadership and team work. Two afternoons a week are dedicated to developing these skills and students participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as cookery, film making drama and singing. These are designed to develop and enhance skills in individuals and provide a further opportunity to make friends and improve English outside the classroom.
NEWCASTLE – MONDAY 16TH JULY
Newcastle Castle, which dates back more than 1800 years, was originally built as part of Hadrian’s Wall by the Romans to protect the bridge over the River Tyne. It has seen a number of battles, and was especially important during the medieval wars between England and Scotland. In 2018 we will take a guided tour of the castle, and attend two exciting workshops: Juniors will go to ‘Knight School’, while the Seniors explore the medieval dungeons. If we make it out alive, we’ll then go shopping in Newcastle’s Intu Metro Centre.
LIVERPOOL – MONDAY 23RD JULY
Join us as we visit Liverpool, the cultural capital of the North and home of the best-selling band in UK history! We will visit the Beatles Story where we’ll enjoy an immersive journey into the past of the Beatles, experiencing pop culture, fashion and music along the way. After lunch we’ll hit the shops in Liverpool One where we will shop ‘til we drop.
JODRELL BANK DISCOVERY CENTRE – MONDAY 30TH JULY
Jodrell Bank is perfect for technology, science and space fans of all ages. It is the home of the giant Lovell Telescope, which is one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world and studies the depths of space, helping us to understand the universe we live in. We will visit the telescope and take a tour of the Discovery Centre, where we learn more about the science behind this exciting machine. Afterwards, we will visit the Trafford Centre for some shopping time.
YORK – MONDAY 6TH AUGUST
We would love to share with you the delights of this enchanting city which we are sure you’ll fall in love with. We’ll visit York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Juniors will then visit the Jorvik Centre and take an interactive tour of middle-ages York (?), while the Seniors will brave The York Dungeon, experiencing 2000 years of York’s horrible history in terrifying real-life! It will be a truly unique and exciting day out for all!
TREETOP TREK – WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY
Let’s live like Tarzan as we swing, climb, balance and fly through the ancient oak woodland beside Lake Windermere. A spectacular 350m canopy tour with 30+ fun elements finishes with an epic 250m triple zip descent. If you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open, you’ll take in views of the fells and Lake Windermere!
THE MAD HATTER’S TEA PARTY – WEDNESDAY 25TH JULY
It’s time for tea and cake, so don’t be late! You will be making your own crazy hats and costumes to wear for our Alice-in-Wonderland inspired day of delicious food, creative arts and crafts and fun party games and activities. It’s a day to have lots of fun and be a little bit mad!
PADDLE-BOARDING ON LAKE WINDERMERE – WEDNESDAY 1ST AUGUST
Water sports don’t get much more fun than paddle-boarding across the UK’s longest lake! Our super-sized paddle-boards take 10 students apiece, and you will have to work together to get to the finish line, great for building teamwork and leadership skills.