The Young Adventurers programme is designed to be fun, exciting and educational within the surroundings of Marlborough College. The well-balanced selection of activities provides opportunities for personal development, building individual skills, teamwork and creativity.
Early evening entertainment includes outdoor adventures, treasure hunts, swimming inflatables, Jailbreak, Gold Rush and much more. There's just so much to do!
The Summer School Office will issue a Parental Approval Form for all students aged 17 and under which must be 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. 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. 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. 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.
COURSE No. 466-468
TUTORS: 466: Zoe Humphries; 467: Vicki Plomer; 468: 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. 469
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 confidence and self-esteem. The course is suitable for all ages and will cover voice work, improvisation skills, working with masks and Shakespeare.
COURSE No. 475,476
TUTOR: Lois Wright
This course is for individuals who have previously played hardball cricket within a school team, club or at county level. You should be able to bowl, bat against a hard ball, field and understand the game of cricket. The course will focus on your development, learning new batting shots, game tactics, improving your bowling and the game as a whole. Where possible,...
COURSE No. 477,478
TUTOR: Alan Knowles
This course is great for building on what you have already learned on the previous Summer School course, at school or your local club. 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 this Olympic sport today. It is...
COURSE No. 485,486
TUTOR: Andy Hicks
Water polo is an Olympic sport played since the 1900s. This course, taught by an experienced coach, caters for water polo players of all abilities. The only requirement is that you must be a competent swimmer able to swim at least 50 metres. Throughout the week, you will cover a variety of skills, which will improve your game play from passing,...