This year, there are a number of new and exciting courses included in our teenage programme. Teenagers can also enjoy a varied and exciting range of entertainment during the early evening. These activities may include treasure hunts, swimming inflatables, Capture the Flag, Jailbreak and much more. So, there's always plenty to do!
Jonathan Bass will once again be leading the Teenagers activity programme. Jonathan qualified as a teacher in 2010 and has been teaching History for the last eight years in both senior and prep boarding schools. He currently teaches at Cheltenham College Prep school. Outside of the classroom he enjoys a range of sports and outdoor activities and aims to use these interests to help create a great environment for the teenagers at the Summer School to relax and enjoy themselves in.
The Summer School Office will issue a Parental Approval Form for all students aged 17 and under, which must completed prior to arrival.
Courses marked with a C indicate combined courses for both Teenagers and Young Adventurers.
COURSE No. 409,411
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 and tying knots are all covered in this fascinating course. Fishing on the Manningford Trout Fishery's lakes, you will become competent at a skilled sport that you can...
COURSE No. 413-416
TUTOR: Barbury Shooting School
Hosted at a local professional shooting school, this course caters for both beginners and shots that are more experienced. Taught in small groups, the course covers all aspects of safe gun handling before coaching and practice begins. By the end of the week, you will be shooting a wide variety of targets including driven, crossing and going away targets. There will also...
COURSE No. 417-420
TUTOR: Vaughan's Cookery School
Designed to give you confidence and competence in the kitchen, this course will help you create tasty and delicious dishes and have some fun at the same time. Your tutors hope to prove that cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing, rather than a chore. The course will be suitable for all levels of ability, as the group size is small while the...
COURSE No. 422-424
TUTOR: Richard Herbert
This intensive course is for those who wish to gain experience in the martial arts and is suitable for complete beginners, in addition to challenging the more experienced martial artist. Throughout the week, you will learn the striking, kicking and blocking techniques of the martial arts. You will cover traditional patterns, the anti-bullying and self-defence principles of awareness, avoidance and resolution and experience...
COURSE No. 425-427
TUTORS: 425: Vicki Plomer; 426: Zoe Humphries; 427: Emily Gibbs
Dance Fusion offers a challenging, high-energy week. You will experience a variety of different dance styles, including street dance, contemporary and commercial jazz. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to produce a piece of choreography that you will perform at the end of the week in Court. No previous experience is required, just lots of energy and enthusiasm for dance.
COURSE No. 428,429
TUTOR: Rachel Smith
Are you interested in designing and making your own jewellery? On this course, you will enjoy creating your own unique pieces for yourself, as a gift or for a special occasion. You will discover a variety of techniques in the art of jewellery making and will complete projects each day to take home, including a single strand necklace, earrings, a Kumihimo bracelet...
COURSE No. 430
TUTOR: John Williams
This course aims to develop performance skills using a variety of techniques where imagination and teamwork will provide an excellent outlet for creativity as well as boosting your confidence and self-esteem. You will enjoy exploring voice work, improvisation skills, working with masks and performing Shakespeare.
COURSE No. 432
TUTOR: Morilie Taiwo
Have you ever been intrigued by the beautiful art of henna? Do you fancy having a go at this intricate art form yourself? Henna Art for Beginners is a fun and interesting course for anyone, even if you feel you are not artistic or creative. The tutor will guide you to create your own art, starting simple and developing into sophisticated...
COURSE No. 433
TUTOR: Karen Wones
Are you inspired by colour and design, but somewhat terrified of art? In this introductory mosaic course, you will choose an image and learn how to design and make it into a beautiful piece of art to take home. Various images and example mosaics will be available to inspire you. The tutor will also provide all tools and materials, including beautiful glass...
COURSE No. 434,435,437,438,439,440
TUTOR: Paul Webb
Enjoy a variety of adventurous activities, including raft building and canoeing, climbing on the College's indoor climbing wall, the Swamp Challenge, team building tasks and a large inflatable obstacle course. The final day will feature a range of challenges, which will be your team's last chance to earn extra time to compete in The Crystal Dome. The team who collect the most...
COURSE No. 442-445
TUTOR: Martin Wright
A professional team of LTA qualified coaches will lead this course, which caters for tennis players of all abilities. Whatever your needs, the coaches will assess your game, teach you in small groups of similar ability, work on your faults and improve them both technically and tactically. At all levels, the emphasis will be on enjoyment while improving. There will be a...
COURSE No. 448
TUTOR: Matthew Analts
This course will assess your existing ability and teach the basic and more advanced skills required in the game of basketball. The tutor will cover dribbling, footwork, shooting, attacking and defensive play. Each day will have a skill focus followed by a game to finish. You will receive your own basketball and prizes will be on offer on Competition Day. Regardless of...