Students don’t just learn English in class – meeting new people from different countries is an important part of the learning process. Our activity programme provides the opportunity for students to meet and learn together. We offer a range of activities, sports, and excursions all led by our team of enthusiastic staff.
During the day students can choose from a variety of interesting activities including sports (e.g tennis, football, basketball, swimming); arts and cultural activities, such as painting, crafts, drama and dance. Centres in cities will also offer local walking tours and museum visits.
Our evening activities include shows, discos and quizzes, with the emphasis on student participation and enjoyment.
We provide at least two excursions per week at all our centres; one local half day excursion (4-5 hours) and one full day excursion (9-10 hours) to a major attraction. Please see the centre-specific information for the possible excursions. A sample programme is available on request.
ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS & EXTRA TRIPS
Our Weekly Programmes give full details of all the activities and trips at each centre. Groups can enhance the trips on the Weekly Programme by including additional attractions and we can also arrange a wide range of optional trips and activities just for your group. Please see below for some examples of both of these which must be booked in advance. Please contact Debbie Cook for help and information.
Could include: London: Madame Tussauds waxworks of famous and historical figures, Kew Gardens and treetops walkway, London Eye – the world’s largest cantilevered observation wheel, Arsenal Football Stadium tour, London Aquarium – Europe’s biggest collections of global marine life, British Museum, Tower of London guarding royal possessions and even the royal family in times of war and rebellion, London Dungeon, Greenwich and the Cutty Sark, a clipper ship designed in 1869 which was one of the fastest ships of its day and the Royal Observatory home of the Prime Meridian of the world, the London Planetarium, Buckingham Palace – changing of the guard & the State Rooms.
Canterbury: admission to the Cathedral with its stunning architecture, intricate stained glass windows and rich history.
Oxford: Punting on the river Cherwell, admission to Christchurch.
Brighton: Royal Pavilion, Sea Life Centre – the world’s oldest aquarium.
Cambridge: Punting on the river Cam.
Could include: A visit to a thrilling theme park – Chessington World of Adventure or Thorpe Park.
Harry Potter Studio Tour: One popular extra trip is to the Harry Potter Studios. Places are limited and bookings and full payment must be received by March 31st. We can only confirm the booking when full payment has been received; payment is non-refundable.
A visit to a popular London musical (Wicked, Matilde, Mamma Mia….).
Or one of the great English destinations – Oxford, Cambridge, Canterbury, London, Bath (a world heritage site) & Stonehenge, Leeds Castle…..
SAMPLE ACTIVITY PROGRAMME
The activities and programmes vary between centre. This is an example of the activities available at one of our centres but please see the centre-specific pages for a sample of its activity programme. Please note that events and schedules are subject to change.