A choice of stimulating educational workshops is included in the programme for all pupils aged 11 - 17 on our English summer camps, enabling them to focus more intensively on their English or choose more broadly educational content as follows:
Grammar and pronunciation workshop
Formal study and practice through games and songs for pupils who have reached a plateau with their English or wish to focus on particular areas of weakness. Includes an introduction to the phonetic alphabet, a useful tool to help pupils with their pronunciation.
Course journal workshop
Pupils work as editors, journalists, writers, etc. to produce a weekly journal that is circulated in the summer school and published on the internet. This encourages attention to content, style and accuracy as well as enabling friends and relatives to see their work when they get home.
Digital photography workshop
Pupils learn the principles of photography and how to avoid common errors in order to take better pictures of people, landscapes and actions. This helps them to become more sensitive to the world around them and their photos provide a good basis for discussion and writing.
Pupils create, rehearse and perform short plays. This provides authentic English practice while developing pupils’ English speaking, intonation and voice projection. They have fun and develop personal and linguistic confidence.
Pupils learn the basics of cookery including kitchen hygiene and safety. They share and follow simple recipes, have a fun competition, learn new language and develop independent living skills.
Pupils choose a different elective each week. Other workshops may include art education workshops, music education workshops, local history, film making, English literature. The precise workshops that we run on each summer camp depend on the skills, interests and experience that our teachers bring to the school.
Pupils who wish to prove their attainment in general English speaking skills can prepare and sit this internationally recognised qualification during their stay. Please see our GESE page for further information.