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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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Develop your Bridge: Level 5

Develop your Bridge: Level 5

COURSE No. 368

TUTOR: Andy Hill

This course is for regular and more experienced Acol players who wish to polish their game by adding more advanced bidding methods and playing techniques. Your tutor will cover Benji opening bids, use of the re-double, two suited overcalls and declarer and defender card play.

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Build Up your Bridge: Level 4

Build Up your Bridge: Level 4

COURSE No. 369

TUTOR: Andy Hill

This course is aimed at those who are familiar with most topics in Level 1 to 3 and wish to progress with further Acol bidding and card play. You will learn about the danger hand, splinter bids, preempts, showing shape, fourth suit forcing as well as card play techniques both as declarer and in defense.

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Build Up your Bridge: Level 4

Build Up your Bridge: Level 4

COURSE No. 370

TUTOR: Judie Devoy

This course is for players who are familiar with most topics in Level 1 to 3 and wish to progress with further Acol bidding and card play. Topics will include opening bids, leading to Roman Key Card Blackwood and quantitative slam bidding, negative doubles, Losing Trick count as well as card play techniques both as declarer and in defense.

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Swim and Gym

Swim and Gym

COURSE No. 371-374

TUTOR: Martin Shaw

Swim and Gym is open to participants of all ages and abilities, providing they have a reasonable level of fitness and agility. The course continues with its traditional approach of learning to swim combined with gentle gym and strengthening work, but will also add a little more punch for those wishing to develop already advanced swim and fitness capabilities. Expect more emphasis...

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Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

COURSE No. 375-378

TUTOR: Paul Webb

This relaxed week of taster sessions in a variety of outdoor activities gives you the opportunity to try a new sport or push yourself further. Activities range from canoeing, climbing, indoor and outdoor kayaking and raft building to orienteering and bushcraft, including making fires and alfresco cooking. To ensure maximum enjoyment and safety, qualified and experienced instructors will supervise all activities, which will...

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On Target

On Target

COURSE No. 379-381

TUTOR: Sid Vincent

This course will comprise of a compendium of shooting activities, including clay pigeon, archery and air rifle. You will receive tuition across all disciplines using a wide range of guns, cartridges and bows. During the week, you will also have the opportunity to watch a gun dog in action, learn double gun loading and gain an insight into deer stalking. Qualified instructors...

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Golf Handicap

Golf Handicap

COURSE No. 382,383

TUTOR: Claire Waite

This course is for handicap golfers or those of an advanced standard. Aided by video analysis, the tutor will identify strengths and weaknesses, correct faults and improve the chances of reducing your handicap before the end of the season. Tuition will take place on the practice ground, putting green, chipping green and bunker. In addition, the price of this half-day course entitles...

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Tennis

Tennis

COURSE No. 384-391

TUTOR: Martin Wright

A professional team of LTA qualified coaches will lead this course. Drawing on their wealth of experience, they will accommodate your individual needs and maximise your talent in an atmosphere that ensures total enjoyment of the game for everyone. This course caters for players of all abilities ranging from the complete beginner through to the social player, the gifted but rusty, the...

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Fly Fishing on a Summer's Afternoon

Fly Fishing on a Summer's Afternoon

COURSE No. 392-395

TUTOR: Rob Doyle

A country sport for the true individualist, fly fishing is like riding a bicycle. Once you have mastered the basics, you never forget. Casting, strategy and tactics, understanding the wily trout, landing a fish, tying knots and bug hunting are all covered in this fascinating course. Fishing on the Manningford Trout Fishery's lakes, you will become competent at a skilled sport...

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Badminton

Badminton

COURSE No. 396,397

TUTOR: Geoff Mascall

Aero Badminton Club coaches, Geoff Mascall and Terry Robinson, lead this course. Both tutors specialise in helping players of all ages to begin their badminton journey in a relaxed and friendly manner. During the week, students can expect to improve their game knowledge and skill set, thereby increasing their confidence and game results in both friendly and competitive scenarios. Sessions will cover...

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Mountain Biking for Beginners: Guided Rides

Mountain Biking for Beginners: Guided Rides

COURSE No. 398-400

TUTORS: 398: Margo George; 399, 400: Natalie Condon

This course is a lovely introduction to mountain biking. You will get to see some beautiful Wiltshire countryside on routes that do not require great technical skill, but will challenge you enough and allow you to build your confidence. You will go on five different rides, from the ancient wooded area of Savernake Forest and West Woods to the beautiful Wiltshire Downs....

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Horse Riding: Beginners and Improvers

Horse Riding: Beginners and Improvers

COURSE No. 401

TUTOR: Rein and Shine

This course caters for new riders as well as the more experienced. Each day, you will spend time with your horse for the week, grooming and tacking them up before riding for an hour and then finally untacking and washing the horse down. The course is designed to allow new riders to master the basics and for more experienced riders to...

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