The weekend activities should be considered the culmination of everything that has happened in the week or weeks preceding them. They are a chance to really put to the test all of the development that has taken place during the course up to that point and are challenging and highly rewarding. The students will find themselves amazed at what they can suddenly achieve with their new found confidence and with the help of their friends. The programme, as with the course as a whole, is a balance of adventure, exploration, creativity culture. Our weekend excursions and adventures promise to be just as exciting and inspirational in 2018 as last year. The weekend programme is as follows:
Course A (14th July to 27th July) – As last year, we will be visiting the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales. There we will be exploring all of the wonderful adventures that are available on this truly magical piece of coast including surfing, kayaking, rock-climbing and coasteering and of course the obligatory beach camp fire. An amazing chance to sample Britain’s only coastal National Park.
Middle Weekend – For those staying with us for the full four-week course we will again be visiting London. There we will sample all that the city has to offer whilst offering the students the chance to develop their creativity and passion for learning through an exploration of the culture, history and food of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. It promises to be a high-energy and whirlwind tour of the capital! The Sunday will involve games and activities based on the Marlborough campus. It is also a chance for those spending four weeks with us to rest and recover their energy. Much needed due to the intensive nature of the course!
Course B (28th July to 10th August) – In the weekend of our second two-week course, we will have two options available. The first will, like last year, be the film-making course run by Open Minds tutor and London-based filmmaker, Oliver Bancroft. This course is always one of the major highlights of the experience for many and we are excited to be able to run it again in 2018. In the same weekend, we will also have a trip to local city, Bristol where there is the opportunity to visit an amazing climbing wall and go on a tour of some of the street art for which Bristol is famous. On the Sunday, there will then be a trip to the lakes in the Cotswolds, a short drive North of Marlborough where there are many exciting water sports to enjoy.
Below you can see a sample timetable for two weeks of evening and weekend activities.
SAMPLE TWO-WEEK EVENING AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME