Listen to music
Music changes and enhances our mood, lowering stress and improving our energy levels. Listen to your favourite songs or experiment with a different genre to your usual choice. We enjoy listening to music at Summer Boarding Courses and there are plenty of opportunities to do it.
Play 10 questions
A great way to break the ice with new friends, and also to get to know established friends better, is to play 10 questions. It’s one of our favourite 10 minute team building activities. In your class, you each write a question that you would like to ask each other, and then combine these questions together. You can show them all on a projector. With a timer, you line up in two lines and face each other. Every time the bell rings on the alarm (1 minute), one line takes a step to the left so that they find themselves with a new partner. They can then meet and talk to someone new, and find out more about their class.
Play a game of rounders
Grab a bat and a ball and play a game dating back to the 1500s in England! Students place themselves into two teams and take turns batting and fielding. A point is scored when a player completes a run around 4 bases in a circle without being caught out. The opposing team can get the player out by catching the ball when it is hit by the batter or touching one of the bases before the batter gets to it.
With so many independent and curiosity shops in the cities we visit on our excursions, our students enjoy buying unique gifts for themselves and their family in England. Food and clothes are usually at the top of our students’ lists! Our Oxford College particularly like to buy a University hoodie. Treat yourself with the hard work you have done, and buy something nice for yourself.
Write a compliment for a friend
Tell a friend a compliment by writing it on a piece of paper and leaving it in an envelope for them. This is a really nice wellbeing exercise to share with others and to reflect on your time together in Summer School.
Go wall climbing
For all English Plus+ students who choose to further their English study through the Adventure Sports option, wall climbing is available! Wall climbing improves your muscle strength, stamina and endurance and works out many muscles, including your fingers, back and legs!
Play table football
Use your reflexes and play a game of table football! Score as many goals as you can; you just have to be quick!