Residential Summer Courses 2021

We are very sad to announce that we have had to cancel all of our 2021 residential summer courses. Please click HERE to read the full review.

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Introduction to
British Boarding for Girls Course

Introduction to British Boarding for Girls Course

Our Introduction to British Boarding for Girls course has been developed in partnership with the Headmistress and staff at Badminton School, a wonderful all-girls school in Bristol in the South West of the UK.  The course is for international students aged 10-15 years and is built around the great qualities of British boarding schools.

Students will study intensive English language and take part in multi-disciplinary lessons, workshops and trips all based around a theme per week.

Week 1:  Young Creator

Week 2:  Young Adventurer

Week 3:  Young Scientist

Week 4:  Young Citizen of the World

The course aims are to improve English language, develop academic excellence and build leadership, team-work and self-reliance!  Students gain confidence and better communication skills.  The course is designed to stimulate imagination and creativity.

The recommended minimum English level required is CEFR B1+ / IELTS 4.5.


Course dates & prices

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Every week students have intensive English, plus lessons in the sciences, history, geography, art and other subjects relevant to the theme. There will be lots of excursions and workshops, sport and social activities. British Student Hosts will be with you to help develop your English skills.

Week 1: Young Creator
This week is full of creativity. Students will write and perform their own puppet play. See how a theatre works, and then watch a live show. Enjoy a singing competition, art, design and music. Take part in two workshops: one run by Aardman Animations staff , and the other by staff from a circus.

Week 2: Young Adventurer
During this week students will visit an exciting outdoors activities camp. They will learn about orienteering, gain a First Aid Certifi cate, have plenty of sports and attend a unique formal dinner inside Bristol Zoo!

Week 3: Young Scientist
Enjoy exploring scientifi c topics in a multi-disciplinary way. Conduct handson experiments in the laboratories. Visit Bristol’s ‘We the Curious’ – a fascinating science museum. Visit local industries to see science in action.

Week 4: Young Citizen of the World
Look back at history, through the Romans and Victorians. Find out about the nations of the world. Argue, explain and debate. Learn how to behave in formal situations. Find out how the media work. Consider starting a new country.

All of our subjects are taught by subject specialists who focus on teaching the technical vocabulary needed to study each subject. Our science teachers understand the importance of laboratory work so you will spend a lot of time doing practical, hands-on experiments. Our maximum class size is 16, but the average number of students in recent years is around 12-13.

Students on this course will also participate in sports most days for around an hour. This gives students the chance to have a taste of British sports football, netball, rugby, hockey, basketball, tennis and cricket. With the fantastic facilities that Lord Wandsworth College has, students have the chance to participate in many different sports! Students are taught by coaches and Student Hosts which gives them the chance to learn new sports or improve on sports they already participate in at home.

As well as the academic timetable, there are many social activities. We have unique activities designed by Etherton Education so our students can relax and enjoy themselves after a full day of studying. The social evenings vary each week but may include a Fashion Show, a Business Game, Speed Chatting and more! These evenings bring out creativity and give students a chance to develop their team spirit.

The social aspects of the summer are a really important time to boost English speaking skills. Students are put into new scenarios that require a willing attitude and eagerness to help their team complete the task ahead. We also hold Formal Dinner and Dances throughout the summer course. These events give students the chance to dress up smartly and practise how they would be expected to behave at events like this. There is a three course meal and prize giving presented by the Course Director.

There will be opportunities for students to join many Course Clubs. In the past clubs have included boxercise, dog walking, circus acts, cooking and hand casting. The clubs are a great time to get involved in something new and it is a fun way to learn outside of the classroom.

Thank you for these kind words

“It is always a great pleasure to work with the friendly and supportive team at Etherton Education. As an agent, we value the time that Peter and Anne have spent at our offices helping us to become familiar with the courses and locations they offer to our Thai girls and boys. Etherton Education combines an excellent standard of teaching, with a high level of success, in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. These are key factors that our families consider when making their choices.” Mentor International (Agent)