Sports & Social Activities
Summer school at King’s College Saint Michaels offers an exciting and varied Sports & Social Programme with a diverse range of excursions, activities and sports to enjoy.
Once lessons have finished, students can participate in lots of on-campus fun in our beautiful private grounds. Activities are supervised by our friendly and supportive Sports & Social Team, who encourage everyone to get involved to share in the fun!
Our example programme gives a good sense of the activities provided, however, each day there are many popular sports and activities taking place in addition to this, including: football, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, tennis, inflatable obstacle course, badminton, swimming, arts and crafts, discos, quiz evenings, karaoke, bouncy castle, BBQ and many more. There are also a variety of off-campus (pre-bookable) optional activities available to students every Friday, including: paint-balling, go-karting, ice-skating, horse-riding, golf and foot-golf.
Every week the school also hosts popular events which bring the students together and gives even more opportunity for them to communicate with each other in English. Students are encouraged to participate in talent shows, fancy dress discos, mini world cups, Olympic days, pantomimes and our popular ‘International Night’ where students work together to introduce their national culture to all of the other students. These events give every student the opportunity to show off their special talents and skills.
In addition to recruiting qualified staff with a keen passion for sports, we arrange for professional performers and activity leaders to visit the college to deliver sessions during the week at no extra cost to the student. These activities are both educational and enjoyable and are often the most highly anticipated events on the calendar. Students get the chance to participate in magic shows, get up close with exotic animals, learn magic tricks, test their aim at archery, get musical in the drumming workshop, perfect their dance moves in Zumba class, and create and paint souvenirs to take home. There is something to keep everyone entertained!
Our full-day excursions to famous cities, popular attractions and places of cultural interest take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Some excursions, such as The Harry Potter Experience and Alton Towers Theme Park, have limited availability and places should be reserved at the time of booking to avoid disappointment.
Our exciting excursion programme includes trips to some of the most famous cities in the UK, including: London, Oxford, Manchester, Liverpool, Bath, Birmingham and Cardiff. Each excursion includes a visit to a famous attraction and some free time for students to explore the city or go shopping.
Our most popular excursions include:
London – sightseeing and various activities
Manchester – Old Trafford football stadium
Birmingham – Cadbury’s Chocolate Factory
Liverpool – The British Music Experience
Bristol – The ‘We The Curious’ science museum
Bath – Roman Baths
Oxford – Christ Church College (used for filming Harry Potter)
Cardiff – visiting the ancient castle
On Sunday mornings we also have a half-day excursion to a local town or city such as Hereford, Worcester, medieval Ludlow or a trip to a museum or place of interest. All entrance fees are included within the weekly fees and students are given information about each city in their classes beforehand in order to make the trip as interesting and enjoyable as possible. This also gives them even more opportunity to immerse themselves in the British culture and English language.
Our experienced staff accompany the students on every trip and are on-hand to supervise and support younger students (under the age of 14) in particular, although older students are also required to stay together in groups of no less than three.