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Adult Courses

Life Skills, Hobbies, Country Pursuits and Sport

If you would like to take up a new hobby, learn a language, broaden your cultural horizons or improve your sporting skills, you need look no further than Summer School. We have plenty of old favourites and many new courses for 2018.

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Nordic Walking Wiltshire

Nordic Walking Wiltshire

COURSE No. 329

TUTOR: Ashley Sandy

Discover the beauty of Wiltshire while Nordic walking. Using special lightweight poles to increase effort, you will work harder and burn more calories than walking alone but the perceived exertion is about the same. Over the week, walks will include the beautiful open countryside of the Marlborough Downs and plains, walks in local forests and local interest spots such as the Kennet...

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Walking for Wellbeing

Walking for Wellbeing

COURSE No. 330

TUTOR: Ashley Sandy

Walking is well known as fantastic exercise, but it is also amazing for improving mental wellbeing through movement, mindfulness and immersion in green space and nature. On this course, your tutor will introduce you to skills that will enable you to de-stress and unwind using walking, yoga and tai chi moves. Each day will include a walk where you will take...

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Metal Detecting: Discover History Beneath Your Feet

Metal Detecting: Discover History Beneath Your Feet

COURSE No. 331,332

TUTOR: David Rees

You do not need a metal detector to have fun and enjoy this course as new machines are provided by C-Scope International for you to use. You will be given plenty of information, support and tuition to enable you to venture out and make exciting discoveries. Has the tutor ever found anything valuable? The answer is yes. However, as you will...

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The Bronze National Navigation Award

The Bronze National Navigation Award

COURSE No. 333

TUTOR: Peter Codd

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience, whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. The syllabus for the Bronze Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features. It also covers basic map interpretation and...

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Wiltshire from the Air

Wiltshire from the Air

COURSE No. 334-337

TUTOR: GS Aviation

The Bronze National Navigation Award is a practical hands-on award. It is aimed at people with no navigation experience, whether you are new to the outdoors or have been relying on others, guidebooks or easy well-defined routes. The syllabus for the Bronze Award teaches navigation in the countryside using paths, tracks and other linear features. It also covers basic map interpretation and...

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Learn to Fly

Learn to Fly

COURSE No. 338-341

TUTOR: GS Aviation

This is a course of flying instruction culminating in a cross-country navigation exercise to land at another airfield. At the end of the week, you will have reached a standard that will allow you to safely pilot the aircraft from above the home airfield to above the destination airfield. Each air exercise will consist of a preflight brief, in-flight instruction and debrief....

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An Introduction to Dog Agility

An Introduction to Dog Agility

COURSE No. 342,343

TUTOR: Colin Thomas

A brief but comprehensive introduction to dog agility, this course covers the fundamentals for the novice wishing to experience this fast, fun sport with their best friend. This course will enable the learner and their dog to complete a basic agility course by the end of the week and continue to enjoy the sport at a more advanced level.

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Nutritional Cooking with Love Food

Nutritional Cooking with Love Food

COURSE No. 344,345

TUTOR: Lucinda Bevan

We are bombarded with conflicting advice about what to eat. The aim of this course is to show you how to cook easy, delicious food with a nutritional slant. The tutor's objective is to dispel myths and demonstrate that healthy food does not mean boring food. This course is about preparing everyday nutritional recipes using seasonal and local produce. You will cover...

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Exploring Thai Cuisine

Exploring Thai Cuisine

COURSE No. 346

TUTOR: Peter Vaughan

Each day, you will learn how to cook three or four different dishes. You will be taught the main techniques needed to prepare and cook Thai food so that you can continue cooking the cuisine with confidence at home. Each dish will be demonstrated, but the tutor is very keen for you to help with the preparation...

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Exploring Indian Cuisine

Exploring Indian Cuisine

COURSE No. 347

TUTOR: Peter Vaughan

True Indian food is very different from that served in many Indian takeaways and restaurants in Wiltshire and beyond. The authentic article is extremely healthy, not greasy, satisfying and packs a really exciting explosion of flavour and aromatics, without ever being too spicy or hot. You can adjust both these elements when creating your own dishes. This fits perfectly with the naturally balanced...

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Family Teppanyaki and Beyond

Family Teppanyaki and Beyond

COURSE No. 348,349

TUTOR: Wakako Guppy

In Japan, before eating a meal together, people often like to share the cooking experience at the table using a griddle called a 'teppan' or a portable stove for hotpot or 'nabe', pronounced 'nabeh'. It is a truly fun and sociable way to eat with family and friends, wherever you are from. On this course, you will cover two teppanyaki and three...

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Classic Japanese Cooking

Classic Japanese Cooking

COURSE No. 350,351

TUTOR: Wakako Guppy

This course is for those who would like a proper grounding in cooking healthy Japanese dishes. The tutor will begin with how to prepare rice, a must on the Japanese table and a key Japanese cooking skill. Secondly, the tutor will show you how to make quality soup stock, which is absolutely vital for making quality Japanese dishes. You will also learn...

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