Families at Summer School
The Summer School formula makes for a perfect family holiday, where parents can choose their own courses and entertainment knowing that the children are blissfully happy, but never far away. Families can enjoy as much or as little independence as they choose but, above all, no one has to be restricted by what the others want to do. It is the blend of young and old that makes the atmosphere at Summer School so vibrant and all encompassing. Evenings can be spent together or, if preferred, taking part in the numerous entertainments on offer. Summer School is about being independent together, where the problems of pleasing all the family are sorted out for you.
Young people and children
Young People at Summer School
The young peoples programme (3-16 years old) includes a rich variety of courses across a broad range of pursuits. The majority of courses are designed to offer the young people experiences that they may not easily find as part of their school curriculum or extra-curricular activities. The exciting programme makes full use of the magnificent campus which boasts excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, while some selected courses are scheduled off campus in the surrounding area.
Four age bands allow parents the maximum choice for their children. Full details of Young Peoples Activities can be found by clicking this link.
During the week, Teenagers and Young Adventurers (9-16 years old) can also enjoy a supervised evening programme between 5.00pm and 7.00pm. During this time we will be offering a wide choice of activities which may include outdoor adventures, treasure hunt, swimming inflatables, team building, murder mystery, arts & crafts and more. Their week will culminate with a BBQ supper, farewell show and disco on the Friday evening finishing at 10.00pm. Residential children can enjoy all entertainments free of charge. For non-residents, there will be a daily charge of £5 (Monday to Thursday) and £10 (Friday), payable daily or in advance for the week to the Team Leader.
After supper, residential children are also invited to visit ‘The BASE' providing a supervised social club including a games room, TV, DVDs, internet and docking station.
The Summer School affords a warm and friendly welcome to many overseas visitors. Lasting friendships between children and adults of different nationalities are made each year; whilst the opportunity to improve their command of the English language arises from mixing and mingling with English friends and acquaintances. Again this year English language courses for adults and young people will be offered during the mornings for those who wish to advance their skills with more intensive study. English language courses use audio-visual and computer technology as teaching aids to ensure rapid progress with the students' language skills.
The accommodation price includes full board for six nights, as well as attendance at any of the afternoon lectures, recitals and entertainments including Tuesday and Friday Gala Performances. The residential week begins on Sunday evening before dinner and finishes the following Saturday after breakfast. Comfortable accommodation may be selected from single, twin-bedded or family rooms in the College. The College houses are modern and purpose-built or recently refurbished and fully equipped with kitchenettes, meeting areas, TV and games rooms. Summer School guests wishing to stay in outside accommodation should visit www.visitwiltshire.co.uk for more information.
There is excellent dining at Summer School and non-residents may purchase meal tickets on a daily or weekly basis. The marquee extension to the main Norwood Hall restaurant creates a perfect atmosphere for dining in the open air on a warm summer evening. In addition customers may visit our ‘Café in the Court' which offers a wide range of sandwiches, panini, baguettes, soups and other lunchtime snacks. For customer convenience orders can be placed at morning break.
The entertainment programme for Summer School 2013 is of exceptional quality and Summer School customers can enjoy Gala Performances each week. Please be certain to book your Gala tickets well in advance.
In addition, a series of evening lectures and recitals will be available throughout each week. Tickets are not required for these events but Summer School customers will be required to show their ID card on entry. These high quality events are open to the public and there will be a small charge on the door for visitors who are not signed up for courses in that week.
Whilst an early evening country walk may be ideal for those who have the energy, there is also a wide choice of entertainment on offer which may include; bridge evenings, yoga and clayshot tasters, excursions, downland walks, a quiz night, live music or simply just relaxation in the quieter corners of the College.
The Summer School bar is situated in the Marquee where you can take refreshments at lunchtime and during the evening. The venue is an ideal place to meet friends and discuss your day over a glass of wine, while enjoying the wide variety of entertainments on offer each day.
The College facilities are available to all members of Summer School when not being used for courses. Superb sporting facilities include an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, an athletics track, and much more. Some additional evening classes are available throughout the week, and can be booked through the Summer School office on a first come first served basis. A week packed full of enjoyment, in the company of like-minded individuals from all walks of life, makes the Marlborough College Summer School truly an experience to remember.
The Summer School experience is truly all encompassing with ‘something for everyone'