St Edmund’s College
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME
The programme is fully inclusive and there is no extra charge for any part of the programme. WEEKLY PROGRAMME
On arrival, all students are introduced to their ‘Carers’ (house parents) who explain the programme of activities for the week and the way to sign up for what they have chosen to do. The weekly programme is displayed in the student areas and is circulated to students in their Welcome Pack on arrival.
The programme is divided into two groups: Junior (9-12 years) and Senior (13-16 years). Sports and Activities are offered in two sessions: from 16:00 – 18:00 and from 19.30 – 21.30.
Activities are offered subject to student preference, availability and demand: G G G G G Theatre visits Ice Skating Rock Music Group Arts and Crafts Local Shopping G G G G G Casino Night Water Park Visits Roller Skating Bingo Bouncy Castle G G G G G Quasar Disco Satellite Television Pizza Party Games Night G G G G G Karaoke Film Nights Bowling Cinema Wet Games
COACHING AND SUPERVISION
Activities are led by qualified coaches and specialist staff in a wide range of different pursuits on and off campus. There is the opportunity to begin or improve in a sport or activity where health and safety are given high priority.
Sports are offered subject to student preference, availability and demand: G G G G G Archery Football Water Polo Dance Tag Rugby G G G G G Table Tennis Basketball Table Football Golf Volleyball G G G G G Pool Swimming Trampolining Aerobics Badminton G G G G G Horse Riding Rounders Fishing Fitness Training Tennis
The College has modern, on site facilities including 6 tennis courts, sports hall, heated indoor swimming pool, squash courts, floodlit all-weather pitches, music rooms, art studios, library and computer suites.
SIGHTSEEING AND SHOPPING EXCURSIONS
There are full-day sightseeing and shopping excursions every Saturday to London and other venues. The choice of venues and the programme is flexible to allow for student preference. For example: G Madame Tussaud’s G The Seaside G Lakeside Shopping G London Zoo G London Dungeon G Colchester Castle G Bluewater Shopping G Tower Bridge G The London Sights G Windsor and Eton G Tower of London G Covent Garden G The London Museums G London River Trip G London Art Galleries G Cambridge
LONDON THEATRE VISITS
There is the opportunity for every student to visit a London West End production during their course. Example: Wicked, We Will Rock You, The Lion King, Joseph & Billy Elliot.
St Edmund’s College
Students live on corridors in the main building in twin study bedrooms according to their age and gender (students share with a student of a similar age but different language). Each student has a Carer who acts as house parent during their stay. The Carers are responsible for the students’ pastoral welfare and liaise closely with teachers regarding their progress and general well being. Each residential area has a TV/common room, bathroom, kitchen and telephone for incoming calls. Students are supervised 24 hours per day and there are two resident Carers on each corridor. The typical staff to student ratio is one member of staff to every 4.5 students.
Students choose from a selection of three main meals cooked and served by our kitchens each day. We actively encourage healthy eating and attending meal times is compulsory. The day begins with a comprehensive breakfast, English or Continental style. Lunch and supper offer a wide selection of hot and cold menus served buffet style. Fresh fruit and bread are always available and most other children’s favourites. A vegetarian option is always available. Special dietary requirements are available by request.
THE JUNIOR PROGRAMME
This programme is devised especially for 9-12 year olds. It incorporates a higher level of staff supervision both in and out of the classroom. There is a special programme of sports, activities and excursions, with approximately one member of staff to every 8 -12 students
The College Infirmary provides 24 hour cover for all the medical needs of the students. The College doctor is on call and there are several large hospitals nearby. The infirmary nurse makes sure that students are healthy and that they eat responsibly. In the event of illness or injury students are cared for in the Infirmary and parents can telephone the nurse to learn of their child’s progress (+44 (0) 1920 824 234). Medical insurance is not included in the school fee. Whilst Accident and Emergency is free of charge in the UK, all other treatments from the National Heath Service must be paid for. We strongly advise that parents arrange travel and overseas medical insurance for their children.
Students travel by College transport. This is by coach, by mini-buses and occasionally by College taxi. Drivers are fully qualified and CRB background checked. Students are supervised or escorted and never travel alone or on public transport. Students are required to wear seat belts at all times when travelling and are also required to be co-operative and well behaved.
A member of our staff will be at the airport to meet every child from their flight. Children under the age of 12 years and inexperienced flyers should travel as unaccompanied minors. Budget airlines do not usually accept students under the age of 16 years. On arrival, students must look for the St Edmund’s member of staff who will be in uniform and will carry St Edmund’s College identification. Children must carry a copy of their e-ticket.
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