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Our Summer School venue - Moorlands College - is beautifully located just 2.5 miles from Christchurch and inside the New Forest National Park. Beaches, forest, the Purbeck Hills and Bournemouth are all very close by.

Collaboration

For 2022, The Bournemouth School of English and Celc are drawing on the best of both of their experiences of running junior summer residential programmes to offer what we are sure will be a wonderful experience for young people enthusiastic to travel once more, improve their English, see some great sights and make friends from around the world.

Care and Supervision

Students benefit from a leader / student ratio of 1:14, 24-hour supervision and ready access to First Aid and medical support. Trips and excursions are accompanied by competent activity leaders and a manager. Students are issued with an emergency card that carries key telephone numbers.

Covid-secure

We will be following carefully considered protocols, taking into account the very latest advice. These will be published on this page in due course and will be sent to every student's parent.

Teaching

The course has a thematic structure. This provides consistency and plenty of opportunities for students to recycle language in different situations. The mornings consist of three one-hour sessions and these are structured to engage students with classroom-based tasks that prepare them for the afternoon projects.

The projects involve both the teachers and outside professional instructors working together to facilitate both the content and the language needed to complete the task. Leadership skills, teamwork and initiative are nurtured.

Teaching & learning amounts to 20+ hours per week. We ensure that students cover all the essentials of grammar, vocabulary and language skills. All teachers are qualified and experienced. At the end of Summer School each student is presented with a course completion certificate.

Click here to view a PDF of the Summer School Programme

Accommodation

Students enjoy very comfortable twin-bedded rooms. They each share with a student of a similar age but of a different nationality. This really helps with integration and the use of English.

Students are taught in superb classrooms, and meals are served in the spacious Dining Hall. There are lounges, sports hall, a state-of-the-art auditorium, bonfire pit, and beautiful parkland grounds.

Excursions

Although we will adjust the programme if there are concerns about social distancing and the health of students and staff, our plan, as always, is to offer a very generous number of quality excursions. The draft detailed programme can be downloaded from this page. It includes trips to London, Thorpe Park Theme Park, Bath, Oxford, Gunwharf Quay (outlet) Shopping Village and Durdle Door.

Other visits are organised to the beach, forest and Christchurch as well as to the pier, gardens and shops of Bournemouth. Although the excursions are designed to be fun they also offer plenty of scope for sightseeing and learning.

Activities

Students benefit from a wide range of activities led by our very committed activity leaders. These include the Celc Dance Club (ballroom & modern), FA football coaching, swimming, art & craft, raft building, fashion show, basketball, cake baking, uni-hoc, fitness workouts, volleyball, open mic evening, bonfires, table tennis, film nights and loads more.

Food

Students enjoy English, Continental and American breakfast options, along with varied main meals plus barbecues and good quality packed lunches when on full-day excursions.

Dinner Dance

The special Friday evening event at the end of week 2 and week 4 is a big highlight and includes non-alcoholic cocktails, awards ceremony, video diary highlights and sit down dinner. Waiter service, posh dress code, proper dancing!

Ethos

Students of any faith and none are equally welcome. The programme will be safe and wholesome. Respect, tolerance and honesty are expected of all students and staff. One of the activity options on each Sunday will be a short Christian worship service for those who want to attend.

How to register

1. Complete the online Registration Form.

2. Pay the Registration Fee of £100.00.

3. We confirm and send important information and invoice.

4. You pay at least six weeks before course begins.

5. We send joining instructions.

Once you have registered, we will send you a Parental Consent Form, a copy of the Behaviour Policy and Phone Policy along with other helpful information. If you would like to see this information before you register, please ask.

Covid-19 policy

Our policy in terms of coronavirus testing and isolation is to follow whatever government guidelines are in place at the time our programme takes place.

We appreciate that this may change between now and July, but we will respond to any change appropriately.

Arrival requirements

The current situation in the UK is that international visitors who are fully vaccinated or under the age of 18 do not need to test before travelling and do not need to test or self-isolate on arrival.

If nothing changes before July, the school will respect and follow this guidance.

Self-isolation & testing

The current situation in the UK is that asymptomatic testing has stopped and there is no expectation for people to test on a regular basis.

Those who develop symptoms of coronavirus are advised to test and self-isolate, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

If nothing changes before July, the school will respect and follow this guidance and not require students to test or self-isolate during the programme.

Departure requirements

UK law does not apply to departures; people leaving the UK must follow the law of the country they are travelling to.

If a student is required to test before travelling to their destination, we will organise and assist with this process. Any costs will need to be covered by the student or their parent/guardian, but the costs are modest and the system is reliable.

If a student cannot travel home due to a positive covid test before departure, we will take all reasonable measures to look after them and manage their extended stay sensitively until such time as they are able to return home.

The associated costs would need to be covered by an insurance policy or by the parent/legal guardian directly; these could be significant and we therefore strongly recommend an appropriate insurance policy.

Insurance

We offer insurance through our partners at Guard.Me insurance which includes cover for coronavirus both before and during a student's stay in the UK.

This insurance costs £5.53 per week plus a £5.00 admin fee, and covers everything you would expect of a travel insurance policy with the potential impact of coronavirus on a student's trip and course included.

The insurance includes cancellation before arrival due to a positive coronavirus test and would not only cover the school fees but also the cost of flights and other associated matters. The insurance also covers all reasonable expenses, including accommodation and travel arrangements, should a student be forced to remain in the UK due to a positive coronavirus test.

Cancellation

If the UK government, or the government in your country, advises against travel to the UK before you have started your programme, we will refund all fees OR give you the opportunity to defer your programme until a future year, if still of age. The £100.00 registration fee will be retained as soon as its associated services have been provided; all other money received will be refunded in full.

If we are forced to cancel our summer school due to coronavirus, all money received, including the registration fee, will be returned in full.

If a student cannot travel to the UK, for any reason, they would be required to cancel their course. Any cancellation would incur a cancellation fee as follows:

- If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of your course, the cancellation fee is £100.00.

- If you cancel less than 20 days before the start of your course, the cancellation fee is £250.00.

- If you cancel less than 10 days before the start of your course, the cancellation fee is £500.00.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee due to a positive Covid-19 test, we strongly suggest that parents/guardians take out an insurance policy which includes cancellation, as is the case with the insurance recommended above.

Please note

12 and 17 year-olds are occasionally allowed to join, but this is rare and after careful consideration.

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