English and Performing Arts Summer Camp is designed for students who want to develop their theatrical performance skills in Drama and Dance, whilst also improving their English at one of exclusive UK boarding schools.
The programme of English and Performing Arts Summer Camp combines English Language tuition with drama and dance classes. Taught by subject specialist teachers, students have 12 hours specialist courses in four half-days each week, which build skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. The students work towards a final production of Musical Theatre, and perform it in the school’s own theatre at the end of the course. All students will visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre.
Alongside afternoon specialist courses, students will be given 15 hours English tuition per week in the morning in small groups of 12 to 15, taught by qualified EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers. Students follow a structured communicative English Language syllabus with the emphasis on Speaking and Listening skills. A full package of social, culture activities and excursions also offer great opportunities for students to socialise and make new friends from across the globe.
English and Performing Arts Summer Camp takes place at two top UK boarding schools – Wycombe Abbey School for junior students aged 8-14, and Dulwich College in London for senior students aged 12-17. English and Performing Arts Summer Camp offers international students an exclusive opportunity to experience gracious school life of two leading British independent schools.
English and Performing Arts Summer Camp consists of a well-balanced programme of English tuition, performing arts instruction, activities and excursions. It includes:
- 30 hours of English tuition over two weeks
- 24 hours of specialist instructions over two weeks, building a final production of Musical Theatre
- 4 full-day excursions and trips over two weeks
- Visit to London Musical show in a West End Theatre
- Full activity, sports and social programme on non-excursion days
- Maximum class size is 15, and the average class size is around 12
- Airport transfers (Heathrow & Gatwick airports between 10:00-16:00 GMT)
Outside morning classroom, students will improve language skills through a broad range of sporting, cultural and entertaining activities, such as:
- Arts & Crafts
- Computer Based Activities
- Fancy Dress Parties
- Film Evenings
- Music & Dance
- Table Tennis
- Talent Show
English and Performing Arts Summer Camp has a wide range of interesting and enjoyable excursions to London and other places to experience the rich cultural heritage of Britain. The choices include:
- Buckingham Palace
- Camden Market
- Covent Garden
- Houses of Parliament
- London Sightseeing Tour
- London Museums
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- Thames Riverboat Disco
- Theme Park
- Tower of London
- Westminster Abbey
- Wimbledon Tennis Museum
The sample timetable below is a typical English and Performing Arts Summer Camp.
Students stay in comfortable boarding houses of Wycombe Abbey, twin or quad en-suite accommodation. Girls and boys are accommodated separately. Common rooms and kitchens and provide the perfect environment for relaxation and socialising. A team of friendly staff will stay with the students to look after them in the evenings and is on duty throughout the night.
Students are accommodated in single, twin and triple rooms all with en-suite bathrooms. 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.
All cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided in the dining hall. Both salads and hot food are provided at lunchtime. Drinks and biscuits are generally available in the lesson breaks. Packed lunches are provided for excursions.
Excellent sports facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool and impressive sports facilities. There are students’ lounges, common TV room, and kitchens facilities in the accommodation.
The Dulwich campus is dedicated to providing outstanding facilities; modern classrooms, refurbished sports hall with heated indoor swimming pool, new student social centre with cafeteria, purpose built theatre and IT suite. The boarding houses have well equipped games rooms that are very popular with children throughout the day. Each House also has at least one TV room where students can watch TV and DVDs. Student can access to computer room with free Wi-Fi.
Laundry is done once a week. All bed linen is provided and is laundered once a week. Towels are not provided.
Wycombe Abbey is a world leader in girls’ boarding education and a place where academic excellence, empathy and integrity thrive. It is one of the UK’s most successful independent boarding schools for girls, aged 11 to 18. The School is committed to creating tomorrow’s women leaders and has a long tradition of academic excellence, it is consistently one of the country’s best performing schools with over a third of girls received Oxbridge offers every year.
Founded in 1896, the School is set in 160 acres magnificent parkland in Buckinghamshire, England with its own lake, and is only 30 miles from the centre of London, 20 miles from Heathrow airport. It provides a secure and comfortable country lifestyle setting for the course.
The vision of Wycombe Abbey is to pursuit of academic excellence, the development of each pupil’s talents, the fostering of an awareness of God and an understanding of the needs of others. The ISI inspectors were blown away, bestowing a rare and much coveted ‘exceptional’ status on the pupils’ learning and achievements.
The School has an impressive record of academic success and is consistently one of the top performers in public examination league tables. The average GCSE results from 2010-2017 were outstanding with 97.75% of all GCSE entries graded A*A. At A-Level, an average of 88.6% were graded A*A. With such excellent exam results, Wycombe Abbey girls gain admission to competitive courses at leading universities throughout the world. One third secure Oxbridge offers with the majority heading to Russell Group universities or prestigious Art, Drama or Music Schools.
Dulwich College, founded in 1619 as the College of God’s Gift at Dulwich, is one of the oldest and largest independent schools in the UK. It is located in south London, endowed with an oasis of over 70 acres of beautiful green playing fields. The School also owns a boathouse on the River Thames.
The School has a long standing reputation for producing some of the finest actors, musicians, sportsmen and writers in the country. Famous past pupils include Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir P G Wodehouse, Raymond Chandler, Sir Edward George, the former Governor of the Bank of England Edward George, and the former Prime Minister of Thailand, Anand Panyarachun.
Dulwich is an academically selective independent boys’ school, aiming to ensure all their pupils fulfil their academic potential, and build the confidence required to explore beyond the boundaries of the curriculum. Learning for its own sake is encouraged alongside focused and dedicated study.
The School was once considered among the top ten academic schools in the country. It has maintained a strong academic record and remains one of the highest ranking public schools in London. The average examination results of their past ten years from 2008-2017 show that: 84.7% boys were awarded A*/A grades on their GCSE exams, with 97.4% boys achieved A*/A/B. At their A-level examinations, 65.4% boys were awarded A*/A grades in the past ten years, with 91 students achieved 100% A*/A grades. Boys proceed from Dulwich to the most competitive of universities, both in the UK and in the world, with a high number choosing to study in Medicine, Engineering and the Law. The school also excels at debating, and it considers itself the best debating School in Europe.