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 and culture. Our weekend excursions and adventures promise to be just as exciting and inspirational in 2019. The weekend programme is as follows:
Course A (14th July to 27th July) – As we did 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 campfire. 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 giving 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 morning is a chance for those spending four weeks with us to get a much-needed rest and recover some energy before taking part in an evening of games and activities based on the Marlborough campus.
Course B (28th July to 10th August) – The weekend of Course B is an equally adventurous and high-energy trip that will give students a chance to challenge themselves with new activities and explore the British countryside away from the Marlborough College Campus. On Saturday we will take a trip to a beautiful oak forest in Andover where students will be scaling the trees at the 'Treerunners' high ropes course which offers the chance to safely and independently travel through the forest on ziplines, clamber over obstacles and make daring leaps to end the course. After a day of exploring the forest-(high and low) we will be travelling to 'The Lake', where students will set up camp for the night in the countryside, cook dinner outside and settle down for an evening around the campfire. On Sunday there will be more chance for adventure, this time at the Cotswold Water Park, where students will spend the day racing round an enormous floating obstacle course on one of the area's many lakes, before heading back to Marlborough for an evening of rest in preparation for another busy week.
Below you can see a sample timetable for two weeks of evening and weekend activities.
SAMPLE TWO-WEEK EVENING AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME