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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
COURSE No. 464
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,...
COURSE No. 477,478
TUTOR: Brad Carter
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.
COURSE No. 490
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. 493-496
TUTOR: Matthew Analts
On this Multi-Sport course, you will not only take part in many different activities, but you will also receive guidance to improve your knowledge and skills around each sport. With the emphasis on fun, this course will have something for everyone. Just some of the sports included are Basketball, Badminton, Kwik Cricket, Football, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee and Water Polo.
COURSE No. 497,498
TUTOR: Rein and Shine
Many students return to Rein and Shine each year because they love the fun and friendly environment as well as the variety of ponies and activities. With a new challenge each day, you will learn more about the horse world and your pony for the week. Beginners will focus on learning about and riding their pony, while the more experienced riders may...
COURSE No. 499,500
TUTOR: Jacqui Melhuish
Clay is a wonderful material that you can mould into almost any shape. Each day, your tutor will introduce you to a new technique and encourage you to make a series of small pieces to take home at the end of the week. This course is suitable for anyone who would like to learn a new skill.