The King Edward’s School Summer Kids is a specialized summer English course for junior students aged at 10 who might be on their first trip to the UK. Theses themed 1 or 2 -week programmes are designed for younger students to learn language through doing and play.
The programmes are exciting and fascinating with language themes, such as Magic and Magicians, Pirates and Smugglers, Spies and Spy Masters, Princesses and Monsters, Detectives and Robbers, as well as themed lessons on Sports & Hobbies, Fashion, Animals and Story Telling. A full range of sports and fun activities are also part of an everyday programme, catering for every talent and taste.
Students are given an English level assessment on the first morning to make sure they are placed in the right class to really enjoy and learn as much as possible. They will be taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers who have ability to make language learning fun. The 1:5 high staff/student ratio ensures plenty of teacher attention and high levels of supervision and care for every child.
Students live, study and play in an English speaking, multinational environment, where they have fun, make new friends from around the globe, and enjoy every opportunity to practise English in ways that make them forget they are actually using it!. Click here for a separate English programme for 10-13 year old students.
Project sessions on the Kids programme promote group work and co-operation and allow participation for all young learners in a more creative capacity. Each day students spend one hour learning about, practising and preparing for their weekly project presentation.
A new addition to the King Edwards School Summer Kids programme is the introduction of end of day diary sessions. The diary sessions act as a review of the daily activities and excursions. Students create diary entries to reinforce their learning experience for the day and new language is recycled and recorded in these sessions.
The King Edward’s School Summer Kids programme consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, fun activities, sports and excursions. The weekly programme includes:
- 18 hours of English Tuition per week
- 2 full day and 1 half day excursion per week, including a visit to a West End Musical.
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sport, drama, games, cultural visits.
- Themed days of lessons and activities
- Maximum class size of 11 students
- High staff to student ratio: 1:5
Outside morning language tuition, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Animal Mask Making
- Arts & Crafts
- Cake Making
- Climbing Wall
- Collage Making
- Film Evenings
- Musical & Dance
- Magic Marty’s Magic Show
- Musical Instrument Making
- Save the Egg
- Scavenger Hunt
- Sports Tournaments
- Table Tennis
- Talent Shows
- The Cube
- Trash Fashion Show
- T-Shirt Painting
Excursions are a vital part of the summer experience for international students to gain a cultural understanding of the UK alongside English language study. Students will have 2 fully day and 1 half day excursion each week to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Houses of Parliament
- West End Musical
- London Zoo
- Natural History Museum
- Hyde Park
- London Eye
- British Museum
- Southbank Walking Tour
- Oxford Street
- Thorpe Park
- Eton College
- Windsor Castle
- Brighton beach
- Leeds Castle
- Stratford Upon Avon
- Warwick Castle
- Canterbury Cathedral
- Ely/Ely Cathedral
The sample timetable below is a typical 2-week junior summer English programme at King Edward’s School.
Students have their own separate, safe and secure accommodation in the Queen Mary Building within the school. Girls and boys are accommodated in separate boarding houses which are close to both the classrooms and the large dining room. In each boarding house, there is a senior member of staff who looks after the students in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
Well balanced, nutritious cooked meals are provided in the beautiful dining hall. Drinks and biscuits are available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Well-equipped sports hall; large playing fields; tennis courts; large astro-turf playing fields; outdoor climbing wall; TVs & common areas in boarding houses; indoor heated swimming pool. Student computer room plus a computer in each boarding houses as well as Wi-fi are also available.
Laundry: Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
King Edward’s school was established in 1553 by King Edward VI (only son of the late King Henry VIII), and is one of the famous English private schools in the south of England. The School is situated in a picturesque 120 acre campus in beautiful village of Witley, Surrey. It is within an hour of both Central London and the south coast of England. Famous past students include Ivor Caplin MP; Liz Gordon MP, Edd China, Guinness World Record holder; and Du’aine Ladejo, the Olympic gold medallist, etc.
The School offers a blend of forward-thinking and traditional values in a secure environment where young people can be nurtured – intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, culturally and socially – through the transition from childhood to adulthood.
King Edward’s School has superb on-site teaching and sports facilities including an indoor swimming pool, modern sports centre, squash courts, dance studio and extensive sports fields, including an astro-turf all weather playing field. The school also enjoys a tradition of excellence in Music, Drama and the Visual Arts, supported by a new state-of-the-art music technology centre.
Academically the school has excellent results and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma since 2004. Their terrific 100% pass rate and high average points score of 34 over the last 5 years, twice as many pupils achieved the top grades than was the case worldwide, rank King Edward’s School 8th in the UK, for I.B. schools. Pupils proceed to many of the top universities including Oxford University and University College, London in the UK and many overseas universities.