Unsurprisingly, a lockdown in winter has meant that many of us have piled on a few extra COVID-Kilos as we've spent more time inactive at home and sought solace in food, baking, snacking... not to mention the Zoom drinks and wine o'clock! However, with summer around the corner hopefully making comfort foods less tempting and exercise more appealing, now is a great time to commit to a healthier, happier you.
There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body - having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing? 
The Mental Health Foundation believes we need to change the way we view physical activity in the UK in order not to see it as something we 'have to do', 'should do' or 'ought to do' for our health, but as something that we do because we personally value its positive benefits to our wellbeing.
Physical activity has been shown to have a positive influence on our self-esteem and self-worth. This relationship has been found in children, adolescents, young adults, adults and older people, and across both males and females. 
One of the great things about physical activity is that there are endless possibilities and at Marlborough College Summer School we have an activity to suit almost everyone. What's more, you will receive the support of an expert tutor, but also the added benefits of exercising and connecting with your fellow course participants.
Here's just a few examples of the many physical activities on offer this summer…
… For Young Adventurers (9-12 years)
… For Teenagers (13-17 years)
… For Adults
Still not convinced? Enrolling on a course is a great excuse to treat yourself to a new pair of trainers or some stylish sportswear. Not sure where to start shopping? Karl and his team at Crosby & Lawrence, our conveniently located sports shop on Marlborough High Street are on hand to offer traditional service and extensive knowledge. Crosby & Lawrence is open 9am to 5pm every Monday to Saturday, including throughout Summer School.
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Lindwall, M. & Aşçı, F.H. (2014). Physical Activity and Self-Esteem. In: A. Clow & S. Edmunds (eds.).Physical activity and mental health.Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
All courses run for 5 days
WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul
WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul
WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul
WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug
9.15AM to 12.15PM
1.45PM to 4.30PM
All Day Courses
9.15AM to 4.30PM