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. 404-407
TUTOR: Matt Gow
Would you like to have fun and meet people from all over the world while improving your English? Marlborough College provides an idyllic, picturesque environment for brushing up your English this summer. A team of experienced and highly qualified English Language teachers will deliver the EFL courses. The General English Programme is perfect for combining with the many exciting activities on offer...
COURSE No. 408-411
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. 412-415
TUTOR: Shooting School Barbury
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...
COURSE No. 416-418
TUTOR: Gary Bruce
This course is an ideal introduction to mountain biking in the beautiful Wiltshire Downs. The highly experienced tutor will lead you on some fantastic trails through some stunning scenery including Savernake Forest, West Woods, Tan Hill Way and, of course, the Ridgeway. You will also spend time learning some basic technical mountain biking skills and guidance to get you back on your...
COURSE No. 419,420
TUTOR: Juliet Fooks
The tutor returns with her classical art course, adapted into five workshops to include the theory of art history, coupled with the practical application of materials using various techniques. All levels of ability are encouraged to join this friendly group. The media explored will include pastels, paints, inks and collage. All aspects of this course are intended to further your skills as an...
COURSE No. 421,422
TUTOR: Alan Knowles
Come and try your hand at fencing, one of the first sports played at the modern Olympics. In the age of chivalry, duelling was favoured as a method of settling matters of honour due to its grace and simplicity. These remain two of the most attractive aspects of the sport today. It is also very rewarding, developing all-round fitness, flexibility of...
COURSE No. 423,424
TUTOR: Pete Davies
Get into the creative mood this summer with an all singing, all dancing photography week. Expert tuition from a professional photographer will reveal how to take perfect photos to impress friends and family alike. The aim of the course is to get you snapping away just like the professionals, discovering the joy and sheer variety of digital photography. It will be an...
COURSE No. 425,426
TUTOR: Lois Wright
This course is for individuals who wish to discover the world of cricket. No experience is required, as the course will start from the beginning covering the basic components of the game. By the end of the week, you will have experienced game scenarios while putting your newly learnt skills to the test. When learning to bat, bowl and field using soft...
COURSE No. 427
TUTOR: Morilie Taiwo
Do you love to dance? Do you watch music videos and your favourite YouTubers and think, 'I wish I could dance like them.' If so, Dancehall, Urban and Street Danceis exactly what you need. This course mixes various different dance styles frequently seen in TV and music videos such as afrobeat, dancehall, hip-hop and street. You will get a chance to create...
COURSE No. 428-435
TUTOR: Paul Webb
New for 2019, the Outdoor Adventures team will be introducing The Dome! Ace the activities during the week to earn extra time in The Dome, where on Friday you will be competing as teams to collect the most gold pieces. Your time-scoring activities include climbing on the College's indoor wall, watersports such as sit on top kayaks and canoeing, navigating...
COURSE No. 436-439
TUTOR: Richard Herbert
This intensive week 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...
COURSE No. 440-443
TUTOR: Sid Vincent
This course is a circus of shooting activities for the budding marksman including archery, clay pigeon, air rifle shooting and an afternoon of paintball marksmanship over a testing outdoor course. A tournament on the last day will determine the marksman of the week.