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SBC Canford summer school excursion to Bath

What is Summer School like at Summer Boarding Courses? Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of Summer Boarding Courses. This week our last cycle of students arrived at Oxford College to start their 2 weeks studying with us in the UK! Meanwhile, our students at SBC Oxford and SBC Canford experienced their last week with us.

Our Summer Schools, as always, have been jam-packed with educational and memorable moments. What is Summer School like at SBC? Read on to discover this week’s highlights!

SBC Canford summer school excursion to Bath

What is Summer School like at Summer Boarding Courses?

With just one week left of Summer Boarding Courses this year, we have been making the most of Week 5.

Highlights include a highly active Superhero Day, a delightful excursion to the historical town of Bath, trampolining and film making. We have also been taking a walking tour around Oxford, seeing London from above on The Shard and experiencing more amazing Time to Shine moments.

Let’s delve deeper into our favourite moments from this week!

SBC Canford Excursion at the London Eye

Have you read our Week 4 highlights?

Every week this year we are bringing you the best of the best from our 6 weeks of Summer School experiences across 5 campuses. Have you read our other week’s highlights yet?

Make sure to catch up on week 4 here!

SBC Canford become superheroes

This Saturday morning students at SBC Canford awoke to a surprise! Awaiting in their houses was a goody bag for each of them, full of their very own individual and colourful superhero costume.

Students quickly got dressed in their new attire before flying down to breakfast to start their fantastic ‘Superhero Day’. We got our energy up with lots of yummy food, before diving straight into lessons to prepare for Time to Shine on Sunday.

Little did our students know that their teachers had also transformed into the best superheroes ever! We had the pleasure of having Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and Wonder woman to name just a few.

During the break, students had the opportunity to compete in mini challenges to win stickers for a big prize in the evening. Games included arm wrestling, a piñata, making a human period and solving trivia questions.

In the afternoon, students had lots of fun playing different sports before heading to Spashdown water park in the evening! What a day!

Watch our SBC Canford Instagram Story highlights to see the full Superhero Day in action

SBC Canford Superhero Day at Summer School
SBC Canford Superhero Day at Summer School

A delightful trip to Bath

There are so many reasons to visit England: one being the fascinating history running throughout our streets and cities! Have you ever visited the city of Bath?

It is here that the historical Roman Baths complex is! Founded in the 1st century AD by the Romans, the natural hot springs were transformed into a soothing and restorative thermal spa. Students had the chance to visit on Friday, walking along the original Roman pavements and seeing the ruins of the Temple of Sulis Minerv.

With plenty of time to explore the site with their teachers and friends using the fun English audio guides, our students really enjoyed immersing themselves in the experience. We all got to try the water at the end too. Did you know that it contains over 42 different minerals, the most concentrated being sulphate, calcium & chloride? Now that’s a healthy cup of water!

Oxford College and Headington Oxford explore Oxford

Whilst SBC Canford students were in Bath, our Oxford College and Headington Oxford students were exploring Oxford this week! It is always a pleasure to bring our students to one of the most prestigious and visually stunning cities in the UK.

Oxford University is one of the leading Universities in the World. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and around every twist and corner of this fascinating city, there is something enjoyable to learn and discover!

Our students across both campuses came to listen to the local professional tour guides and unearth stories they had not heard before.

If you are exploring Oxford yourself, we highly recommend that you visit the That Oxford Girl blog for a student’s perspective and Oxford tips!

Make sure to read our other articles about visiting Oxford

How to have the perfect Oxford day trip

25 Fascinating Facts About Oxford You Need To Know

Our top health and wellbeing activities of the week

Every week there are plenty of activities and sports for our students to choose from after their lesson time. Some of the sports and activities we have been enjoying this week include zorbing, yoga, badminton, basketball, volleyball and football.

Game of the week: Dodgeball

One of our favourite games to play in our afternoon multi-activities is dodgeball. Do you know how to play? Two teams play against each other on a court with the intention of getting their opponents ‘out’ of the game by hitting them below the shoulder with a ball. Whilst you dodge the balls coming at you, you must make sure to throw them back to hit your opponent! We recommend a minimum of 3 on each team. Good luck and have fun!

SBC Canford Afternoon Multi activities Dodgeball
SBC Canford Afternoon Multi activities Dodgeball

Game of the week: Dodgeball

One of our favourite games to play in our afternoon multi-activities is dodgeball. Do you know how to play? Two teams play against each other on a court with the intention of getting their opponents ‘out’ of the game by hitting them below the shoulder with a ball. Whilst you dodge the balls coming at you, you must make sure to throw them back to hit your opponent! We recommend a minimum of 3 on each team. Good luck and have fun!

Headington Oxford head to the top of The Shard

This week Headington Oxford had a great day out in London exploring along the Thames, walking through the boutique shops in Covent Garden and whizzing up to the top of The Shard.

Standing at almost 310 metres, The Shard is a striking, prominent feature of our skyline in London today. Soaring high into the clouds, it is the perfect place to scale to the top of the capital city for breathtaking views.

Our students enjoyed looking out from above to take in all of our main attractions at once.

Have you been to the top of The Shard? Tell us in the comments!

Headington Oxford London Excursion The Shard
Headington Oxford London Excursion The Shard

Quote of the week

‘There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking’

Brian Tracy

SBC Canford’s Lip Sync Battle

SBC Oxford showed us just how much they could rock a couple of weeks ago when they performed their epic lip-sync battles in front of their teachers and peers. Could SBC Canford top it?

Our students were a little apprehensive at first to sing and dance in front of everyone, so before the main event, our Activity Leaders banded together and showed them how it’s done! We witnessed amazing energy and gusto from our staff, and slowly but surely, our students realised just what was possible!

By the middle of the day in breaktime, everyone was up on their feet singing and dancing to their favourite tracks and by the evening, it was time for the real thing!

We were treated to true British classics such as Dancing Queen by ABBA, but also saw an amazing performance of ‘Who Let The Dogs Out’. That routine will not be forgotten quickly by any means!

SBC Oxford jump for joy

One of our English Plus+ options in the afternoons for students at SBC Oxford is Adventure Sports. This week students were treated to an afternoon of extreme jumping and fun at Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park!

Choosing Adventure Sports as their English Plus+ activity not only allows our students to have extra fun, but to use their English outside the classroom in a really vibrant and exciting way. Our students had the chance to enjoy the trampolines, play basketball on springboards, attempt to dodge rotating obstacles and also jump from high into safe squishy pits.

We had a lot of fun playing and using our English at the same time!

SBC Oxford English Plus+ Adventure Sports
SBC Oxford English Plus+ Adventure Sports

SBC Oxford jump for joy

One of our English Plus+ options in the afternoons for students at SBC Oxford is Adventure Sports. This week students were treated to an afternoon of extreme jumping and fun at Rebound Revolution Trampoline Park!

Choosing Adventure Sports as their English Plus+ activity not only allows our students to have extra fun, but to use their English outside the classroom in a really vibrant and exciting way. Our students had the chance to enjoy the trampolines, play basketball on springboards, attempt to dodge rotating obstacles and also jump from high into safe squishy pits.

We had a lot of fun playing and using our English at the same time!

SBC Oxford English Plus+ Adventure Sports
SBC Oxford English Plus+ Adventure Sports

SBC Canford present their final Time to Shine

All good things must come to an end, and alas, this week we are saying goodbye to SBC Canford and SBC Oxford students. SBC Canford pulled out all the stops this week in their Time to Shine presentations. We are proud of you!

Your presentation and speaking skills are excellent and it was a joy to hear your thoughts and ideas based on what you have been learning in your classrooms.

One group of students have created an app to help reduce noise pollution through planting more trees along busy roads. Another group discussed their ideas on how we at Summer Boarding Courses can improve our students’ experiences next year.

We were also treated to some really fun quizzes and trivia, with audience participation required.

Well done to the teachers who took part too. Yes, even those teachers who had to compete with each other to see how many press-ups you could do, after our students estimated your strength!

SBC Canford Sports Activities

When is Summer School at SBC? How long is Summer School?

Summer Boarding Courses runs every Summer in the UK for 6 weeks. Students can attend for 2, 4 or 6 weeks.

Click here to see all of our 2019 Dates and Prices

What is Summer like at SBC? Stay tuned for next week!

Week 6 will be our final week, and we will be focusing completely on Oxford College!

Stay tuned for next week’s highlights.

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