Call +44 1672 892388
11th July - 7th August 2021

If you are booking a residential course for an unaccompanied teenager from outside the UK, please click here.

Young People's Courses

Teenagers 13 to 17 yrs

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.

 

 

Show courses
Pro-Ballers Basketball Camp

Pro-Ballers Basketball Camp

COURSE No. 446-449

TUTOR: Matthew Analts

This course, led by an ex-Bristol Academy Flyer and University of Bath Head Coach, 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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
On Target

On Target

COURSE No. 450-453

TUTOR: Sid Vincent

This course introduces a variety of shooting activities for the budding marksman, including archery, clay pigeon, air rifle shooting and an afternoon of paintball over a testing outdoor course. A tournament on the last day will determine the best shot of the week.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Big Art

Big Art

COURSE No. 454-457

TUTORS: 454, 455: Jono Burgess; 456, 457: Alex Day

Explore your creativity and have fun experimenting with new methods of drawing, painting, sculpture, land art, mixed media and mural. Planned and delivered by experienced artists and tutors, this course will allow you to react to the local area, play with natural and recycled materials and learn new techniques. You will have the chance to engage audiences with your artistic responses....

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Skills for Theatre and Performance

Skills for Theatre and Performance

COURSE No. 458-461

TUTORS: 458, 459: Bonnie Brasier-Dinning; 460, 461: Kate Pasco

This course is a fun and playful introduction to diverse elements of performance and exploring your own creative ideas through new techniques and expressive skills. You will learn and play with improvisation, stage combat, movement and dance, text based work, comedy and using your voice and breath, depending on your group's needs and aspirations. Become confident on stage and performing as you...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Fencing for Beginners

Fencing for Beginners

COURSE No. 462-465

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 movement,...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Photograph like the Professionals

Photograph like the Professionals

COURSE No. 466,467

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 action packed...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Stay Alive Survival

Stay Alive Survival

COURSE No. 468,469

TUTOR: Ed Plank

What would you do if things went wrong and you found yourself in a survival situation? Would you know how to locate your next meal, cook it, keep warm or find a dry place to sleep? Learn how to deal with an unexpected emergency using whatever comes to hand and how to survive being lost or stranded in the wilderness with only...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY
Journalism for Teenagers

Journalism for Teenagers

COURSE No. 470

TUTOR: Tony Padman

If you want to write for your school newspaper or magazine, are thinking of studying journalism at university or considering a career in the media, then this course is for you. You will gain all the skills you need to report, write and edit news and features just like real journalists, along with a range of tips and tricks to get...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
Guided Cross-Country Mountain Biking

Guided Cross-Country Mountain Biking

COURSE No. 471-473

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...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK BOOK
PM BOOK
FULL DAY
Making a Film

Making a Film

COURSE No. 474,475

TUTOR: Nigel Wattis

The BAFTA winning director returns with his ever-popular filmmaking course. If you have never made a fi lm before, this is where to start. If you already make films, this course will help you make them better. Use your imagination and learn new skills while making a fi lm, from writing the script, acting and shooting, through to the final cut. This...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM SOLD OUT
FULL DAY
The Ambitious Artist

The Ambitious Artist

COURSE No. 476

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 aim to further your skills as an...

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM BOOK
PM
FULL DAY
Football

Football

COURSE No. 477,478

TUTOR: Jon Holloway

During this course, you will learn more advanced skills and techniques of football along with positional play. Your tutors will focus on attacking and defensive play in matches, together with drills. Your tutors will encourage you to try new skills and express yourself when playing The Beautiful Game.

  WEEK 1 WEEK 2 WEEK 3 WEEK 4
AM
PM BOOK BOOK
FULL DAY

Adult Courses
Discover something new this summer

Young People's Courses
Fun for 3 to 17 year olds

Accommodation
Enjoy your stay at Marlborough College

Entertainment
Book your Gala tickets