King Edward’s School Junior Arts Summer Camp is a specialized summer English course for junior students aged between 10 – 13 who are enthusiastic in arts and would like to further improve their English in a pure English environment.
Junior Arts Summer Camp in King Edward’s School combines English language tuition with art electives. These afternoon electives last for three hours each and are studied alongside local English teenagers. Each week has a different theme, and students must choose one of the following elective options for each week of their stay.
Making use of King Edward’s School’s music hall, students will work with a variety of instruments to create pieces of music from around the world. No musical expertise is required.
Taught by an experienced tutor the dance electives will focus on a different style of dance each week. Students will prepare, practise and perfect a dance routine during the afternoon sessions before a grand performance at the end of the week. Dance styles in the past have included modern, jazz, ballet and hip-hop. No previous experience is necessary and the tutor will adapt the routine to the ability of the group.
The Art electives take place in King Edward School’s art studio, and students will have the opportunity to paint using a variety of techniques, as well as experience some more ‘hands on’ artistic styles.
The programme incorporates language study, language for life, excursion link lessons and academic skills sessions with art choices. The language study lessons focus on the communicative style of language learning and provide grammar and vocabulary tailored to a student’s ability. Whereas language for life lessons integrate a wider range of topics including learner training, literacy, culture and life skills.
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.
At the end of the course students will take an assessment, designed to complement the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) and to provide learners with a realistic determination of their English ability. It can be applied against other international English exams such as Cambridge ESOL & IELTS. Students will leave the course with a certificate of recommended English level measured against the CEFR scale.
King Edward’s School Junior Arts Summer Camp consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, fun activities, sports and excursions. The weekly programme includes:
- 16.5 hours of English Tuition per week
- 9 hours of arts workshops per week
- 2 full day and 1 half day excursion per week
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sport, drama, games, cultural visits.
- Personalised report card and certificate
- Airport transfers and insurance
- Maximum class size of 11 students
Apart from morning language tuition and arts workshops, 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 one week English & Arts summer 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.