Sir Laurence, Cambridge – 13 to 16

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What can you expect from Sir Laurence?

Ages 13 to 16  | Cambridge | Open June 30th – August 4th 2024

Sir Laurence is a summer camp for students aged 13-16 of intermediate level and above.  It combines 28 lessons (21 hours) of general English teaching per week with a full programme of interesting activities and excursions.

Our Sir Laurence camp has been running since 2009, giving children and teenagers an opportunity to learn more about Cambridge University life.

The camp is located in central Cambridge, where we use the facilities and residences of Lucy Cavendish College, one of the 31 colleges of Cambridge University.  This is an ideal centre for our 13-16 year old students who are looking for a small campus course, in the centre of Cambridge, with a taste of university life and a very personal atmosphere. Only individuals or small groups of friends are allowed at this camp, so it is ideal for students travelling by themselves or with a friend.

What’s included?

  • 28 lessons (21 hours) of English language teaching per week (levels from intermediate to advanced)
  • Residential accommodation, on campus, at Lucy Cavendish College
  • All meals
  • 13 sessions of activities per week
  • 1 full-day excursion per week
  • Transfers to and from London Heathrow or London Stansted on Sundays
  • Welfare supervision with high staff-to-student ratio
  • 24 hour emergency telephone line

2024 Course Dates

June 30 – July 14 (2 weeks)
June 30 – July 21 (3 weeks)
June 30 – July 28 (4 weeks)
July 14 – July 28 (2 weeks)
July 14 – August 04 (3 weeks)
July 21 – July 28 (1 week)
July 21 – August 04 (2 weeks)
July 28 – August 04 (1 week)

 

 

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Where is Sir Laurence based?

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Address

Lucy Cavendish College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB3 0BU

Lucy Cavendish is one of Cambridge University’s 31 colleges. “Lucy” is a modern college, with good teaching and social facilities, high quality residential accommodation and good food. It is just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Cambridge. We have been running camps here every year since 2009.

Facilities

  • Impressive college campus
  • Spacious gardens
  • University dining hall serving hot and cold food options
  • 10 minutes’ walk from Cambridge city centre
  • Free Wi-Fi available (in certain areas)

The City of Cambridge

Cambridge is one of the most famous, and most instantly recognised, city names in the world. It has been a centre of learning for 800 years and is the international symbol of academic excellence.

But it is also fun! With 20,000 university students, virtually the only “business” of Cambridge is education and, despite its age, the whole city is designed for young people.

It is the ideal place for the international English language student.

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What’s included?

Discovery Theme: Cambridge University

Discovery Theme: Cambridge University

This is an opportunity to learn more about the university and traditional Cambridge student life. Your English lessons focus on a combination of communication development and themed topics on Cambridge University’s history and culture. Themed lesson topics include famous Cambridge students, sporting traditions, scientific discoveries, the university’s unique history, and a comparison of Cambridge with other elite universities around the world.

University Discovery activities include guided tours of “hidden” Cambridge, mythbusting – true and false myths about Cambridge, Cambridge University treasure hunt and a Cambridge University selfie challenge.

Although our courses are not endorsed by the University of Cambridge, our summer camp uses University of Cambridge colleges and facilities.

English tuition:

  • 28 lessons/21 hours of tuition per week – 4.5 hours per day on 4 days, 3 hours on one day
  • Mixed-nationality classes
  • Classes from 09:00 – 15:15
  • All learning materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activities programme:

  • 13 sessions of activities per week
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see the Activities tab for further information
  • Various activity choices per session
  • Evening activities 7 days a week
  • Activities office & staff

Excursions:

  • 1 full-day excursion each week, on a Saturday

Accommodation and meals:

  • Residential accommodation
  • All meals provided at the centre
  • Vegetarian and non-pork option always available
  • Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements

Airport transfers:

Welfare:

  • Welfare office and staff
  • Emergency 24-hour telephone number
  • Residential staff living on site providing 24-hour supervision
  • High staff to student ratio
  • First aid trained staff on campus

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Where will you stay?

This college campus offers very comfortable student accommodation. All students attending this programme live on campus.

Sir Laurence course residences:

  • Central campus accommodation in comfortable and secure buildings
  • Studio staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision
  • Shared bedrooms – usually 2 Studio students of the same gender who do not speak the same language
  • Some single bedrooms also available
  • Shared bathroom and showers
  • All meals included
  • Free laundry facilities – you must do your own washing, but at no extra cost
  • A change of bed linen once per week

Students on the Sir Laurence course live on campus in 3 residential buildings. The main residence has approximately 50 comfortable residential beds in good-sized modern rooms. These rooms are usually twins, with 4 students sharing bathrooms and showers. Other residences have twin and single rooms with shared bathrooms on corridors.

Meals:

All meals are provided in the large dining room at Lucy Cavendish, which is built in traditional Cambridge University style. There is a wide choice of hot and cold food and a vegetarian option for every meal. Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements. Packed lunches are provided on excursion days.

Laundry:

Laundry facilities are available on site. Students are required to do their own clothes laundry. One wash per week may be done free of charge. Bed linen is provided at the residence and will be changed and washed once each week.

Keys:

Students will be given keys to their room and to the entrance to the residences. A small deposit of £20 will be taken when the keys are issued, in case the keys are lost.

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How do we keep you safe?

We are very conscious of our responsibility to our young students.  Our camps offer:

  • Pleasant and safe surroundings
  • High quality host schools and colleges
  • Rules and supervision appropriate to the camp’s age group
  • First aid trained staff at all camps
  • A high staff-to-student ratio
  • At least one Studio Cambridge Welfare Officer at every camp
  • Live-in Studio Cambridge staff at each centre
  • 24-hour emergency telephone number

Sir Laurence students:

  • are not allowed to leave the campus unsupervised at any time
  • are allowed some periods of unsupervised free time during excursions, town visits and some activities
  • have a bedtime of 22:30

Studio staff live in the residence, providing 24-hour care. The staff-to-student ratio is high and staff are never far away if you have any questions or need help. To ensure proper supervision is maintained students must attend all lessons, activities, meals and excursions, unless they are unwell.

Evenings:

Each evening students on the Sir Laurence programme will have activities organised for them by our Studio staff. All staff and students will return together and students but must be in their rooms by 22:00 at the latest.

All our residences are situated on campus but in quiet residential areas, so students and staff are asked to respect the privacy of our neighbours and avoid excessive noise in the evenings.

 

Welfare team at Sir Laurence residential English summer camp smile on lawns of Lucy Cavendish college

 

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What will you do?

Classes are held from Monday to Friday, with an excursion once a week on Saturdays.

You can download the example timetable here: 2024 Sir Laurence Intensive Example Timetable

Typical days might look as follows:

Morning lessons:

09:00-10:30

English topic and life skills lessons 1 & 2: Friendship – phrasal verbs & listening skills

11:00-12:30

English communication lessons 3 & 4: “How cool are you?” pronunciation & speaking

Afternoon lessons:

13:45-15:15

Cambridge University Discovery lessons 5 & 6: Cambridge scientists and their discoveries

15:45-17:15

Language project: Plan a music video

Evening activities:

19:00-21:00

Punting on the River Cam

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What happens outside of lessons?

Activities include:

  • Hidden-Cambridge selfie challenge
  • Basketball
  • Clay modelling
  • Punting on the river Cam
  • T-shirt design
  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Glass painting
  • Movie evening
  • Basketball
  • Mask making
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Language games
  • Botanic Garden visit
  • Bingo
  • Themed party
  • English club…and more!

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Which parts of England will you get to see?

Sir Laurence includes one full-day excursion per week, on a Saturday.

London

06 July 2024

Walking tour of some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square and St James’ Park. In the afternoon students will have time for shopping on Oxford Street.

Peterborough & Ely

13 July 2024

Students will visit Peterborough Cathedral, one of the finest Norman Cathedrals in Europe. After time for lunch and shopping in QueensgateShopping Centre, students will go on to Ely where they will have a walking tour around the ancient city of Ely.

London

20 July 2024

Students who have not already visited London on this course will walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square and St James’ Park. In the afternoon students will have time for shopping on Oxford Street.

Students who have already visited London once on this course will visit the British Museum and Covent Garden.

Windsor

27 July 2024

Entrance into Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of His Majesty the King. Souvenir shopping time is included at the end of the day.

London

03 August 2024

Students who have not already visited London on this course will walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs.  The tour will include St Paul’s Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the London Eye, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square and St James’ Park. In the afternoon students will have time for
shopping on Oxford Street.

Students who have already visited London once on this course will visit the Science Museum, Hyde Park and have the chance to shop in South Kensington (including Harrods).

Group of students pose for picture in front of Trafalgar Square, London, on an excursion at Sir Richard residential English summer camp

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Prices

2024 Camp Prices

1 weeks £1800.00
2 weeks £2880.00
3 weeks £3960.00
4 weeks £5040.00

2024 Course Dates

June 30 – July 14 (2 weeks)
June 30 – July 21 (3 weeks)
June 30 – July 28 (4 weeks)
July 14 – July 28 (2 weeks)
July 14 – August 04 (3 weeks)
July 21 – July 28 (1 week)
July 21 – August 04 (2 weeks)
July 28 – August 04 (1 week)

Prices include

  • 21 hours/28 lessons of English language tuition per week
  • Residential accommodation
  • All meals (3 per day)
  • Transfers from and to Heathrow or Stansted airports on Sundays
  • A full programme of activities and local visits
  • One full-day excursion per week
  • Welfare – a high staff-to-student supervision ratio
  • Registration
  • 24 hour emergency telephone number
  • End of course report and certificate

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