Adventurers is a high-quality primary school course for young learners aged 7 to 12. The full boarding programme is running at Sidcot School near Bristol. Students are supervised 24 hours a day by experienced and trained staff.
Adventurers provides a fully integrated summer English language learning course with an academic subject curriculum appropriate for the primary age group. The programme offers a wide range of curriculum subjects studied through the medium of English. It teaches the English Language according to the can-do principles of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Adventurers benefit from cross-curricular lessons taught by experienced primary teachers. Students can put their learning into practice and use their strengths in one area to support themselves and others in areas where they are less confident.
The results are truly amazing. Children blossom at Academic Summer; they grow in confidence and learn about themselves: what they want to achieve and what they need to do to reach their goals.
We celebrate our Adventurers' successes and ncourage them to be proud of their achievements.
This course is for your child if you:
are looking for a stimulating and enjoyable summer learning experience
want them to meet and communicate with other children from a wide range of countries and cultures
are seeking a course that offers English and other academic subjects suitable for the primary age group
are looking for a well-supervised course aimed at young learners
want them to have a Harry Potter boarding school experience
are thinking of sending them to a UK preparatory school but would like to observe how they cope on a short term, non-committal basis.
Our Adventurers programme offers a full curriculum of subjects in classes of maximum twelve students.
The medium of instruction is English.
The timetable typically includes the following subjects:
Dance and Drama
The cross-curricular lessons means your child will study a topic or participate in a project that may include science, mathematics, and geography. Your child might be in a history lesson whilst developing their drama, design technology, or even geography skills. They will be taught by experienced primary school teachers who know how children learn best.
Students, from beginners to native speakers of English, have enjoyed great success in Adventurers due to its inclusive, nurturing, yet challenging nature.
We see each child as an individual with the potential to develop and to help others grow. We want to help Adventurers to learn how to achieve their personal best.
We encourage students to set targets and keep a diary and folder of their work. Through praise and encouragement, we help our students see how far they have come and how much they can do if they continue to work hard, thus enabling them to succeed in their academic and social lives.
The Personal Best philosophy is shared by all staff of Academic Summer , and as a team, we help students achieve it.
CLIL: Content and Language Integrated Learning
CLIL has been described as "a major methodological revolution" in language teaching, and at Academic Summer, we have responded to the changes and challenges of language learning. Students engage in content that interests them, resulting in an unconscious improvement in their language acquisition. We make learning fun and age-appropriate, which gives their learning a sense of purpose and engages them in a way that rote learning and reciting grammar don't allow.
Culture - raising awareness of our culture and the culture of others
Cognition - thinking and learning skills
Communication - sharing our knowledge with others
Adventurers will explore the 4Cs with the guidance of qualified primary school teachers and experienced teachers of English.
The programme is designed to help students widen their subject knowledge and develop their language skills to enable them to follow a course of academic study delivered in English.
Bristol: Trips and Activities
Engaged learning continues outside the classroom when Adventurers enjoy fun full-day trips every weekend plus afternoon trips and activities. On the afternoons when we stay on campus, we will be making the most of the school's fantastic facilities- swimming, football, tennis, and basketball. We will do a lot of outdoor learning- honing our survival skills- building campfires, and orienteering.
We've got many exciting off-campus trips planned: We will Clip n Climb in Weston Super Mare, crazy golf at the world-famous Cheddar Gorge, explore the caves at Wookey Hole, go tobogganing at Mendip Outdoors and visit SS Great Britain, the ship that changed the world.
At the weekend, Bristol Adventurers will explore London, visit Windsor and Oxford, enjoy charming Somerset, and have fun at Splash Down Water Park and Longleat Safari Park.