My kids loved all the creative activities, assignments and tasks and the field trips were exceptional.
Every Wednesday we leave our school campus for an adventure. Our excursions are rigorously planned by our team to complement learning in the classroom whilst exposing our students to the history, culture and beauty of the UK. Alongside our resident team of staff, we also use specialist guides and local experts to help us make the most of these days.
*provisional day trips for 2020
Magnificent Hampton Court Palace was the home of King Henry VIII and is a lesson in the opulence, history and pomp of Royal life in England. We’ll explore the Tudor kitchens, meet historical figures, tour the incredible gardens and keep our eyes out for ghostly royals in the Haunted Gallery.
For those on our academic course, Who Rules The World, this excursion provides particular insight into the dynamics of royalty, parliament and the historical power struggles which helped to shape modern Europe.
Kew Gardens is a centre of excellence for horticultural and botanical learning. This excursion gives our students a unique opportunity to learn about the importance of the environment and the delicate balance of our climate in beautiful and expert surroundings. Home to some of the rarest and most threatened plant species in the world, we learn about conservation while also exploring the woods and gardens, clambering over the log trail and using the treetop walkway to gain an insight into the complex ecosystem of a forest canopy.
Week 3 at The Summer Academy finds us at Ufton Court, an ancient house set in beautiful grounds and woodland. We use these surroundings for a day of outward bound activities, using materials found on site to practise initiative, creativity and resourcefulness. Orienteering, map skills and invasion games see our students working together in small teams racing against each other to become the overall victor of the day!