Felsted International Summer School welcomed over 350 students, of 32 nationalities for a summer packed full of internationalism, education and fun. Students aged 8-17 years old came from all over the globe, including the first students ever from Moldova, Thailand, Australia and Canada.
Local students from Felsted, King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford High School for Girls and the Royal Docks School helped to integrate the International students and teach them English, gaining a huge experience at the same time.
Daniel Emmerson, Director of Felsted International Summer School, commented; “A new Junior Programme gave over 150 students the opportunity to take part in a dedicated Junior course at Felsted Prep School, complete with specialised excursions, academic programme and an enthusiastic and committed staff team. The students enjoyed excursions to Legoland, Cambridge, London and Chessington Adventure Park, as well as a popular trip to Ripley’s Believe it or Not!”
The Senior students who already have high English language capabilities were enrolled onto the brand new Global Studies pathway. Taught by university lecturers, MA and PHD students, these classes specialised in areas such as foreign aid, migration, trade and globalisation. This interesting and stimulating new addition to the course required participating students to use English in an analytical way, something which the students found both challenging and enjoyable.
New academies, Hockey and International Relations, further enabled students to personalise their timetable and enhance their experience by taking part in classes and sports they have a particular interest in. Existing academies such as Art, Science and Sport and Recreation remained popular, with students relishing the opportunity to design and print their own t-shirts, take part in dissection and learn to play some traditional British sports such as cricket and rugby.
For 2018, even more new academies are being developed, to continue to offer students from all nationalities the most comprehensive programme possible. More information on this can be found at www.felsted.org/summerschool