Sir Edward, Ely – 8 to 16

What can you expect from Sir Edward?

Ages 8 to 16 | Ely | Open July 10th – July 31st 2022

Sir Edward is a summer camp for students aged 8-16.  It combines 20 lessons (15 hours) of general English teaching per week with a full programme of interesting activities and excursions.

Located 25 kilometres north of Cambridge, the Sir Edward Summer Camp has been running at King’s Ely every year since 2008. King’s Ely is a world famous private boarding school for British and international students.

What’s included?

  • English classes (all levels from beginner to advanced)
  • Residential accommodation, on campus, at the school
  • All meals
  • 17 sessions of language project or activities per week
  • 2 full-day excursions per week
  • 1 half-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

Start dates 2022

10th July
17th July
24th July

 

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Where is Sir Edward based?

Address

King’s Ely
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4DB

The town of Ely

Ely (pronounced to rhyme with “freely”) is a beautiful, peaceful city in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside – the ideal setting for this age group.

It is 25 kilometres north of Cambridge and 120 kilometres from London.

Its magnificent cathedral, established in 1803, dominates the city and makes one of the finest and most unspoilt medieval cities in England. Many of the ancient buildings are part of King’s teaching centres and student residences.

The city centre has a traditional English feeling, with shops and a market square. With a population of only 20,000 people, Ely feels more like a village than a city – everything is close by and the atmosphere is friendly.

King’s school and Ely Cathedral tower, The Galley, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

The campus

  • Town-centre campus with medieval architecture and modern facilities
  • High level of safety and security
  • Bedrooms on-campus
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Separate girls’ and boys’ residential buildings
  • Student common rooms
  • Dining room, with good hot and cold food at all meals
  • 15 classrooms, halls for plays and social gatherings
  • Computers with free e-mail and internet access
  • Sports hall and gymnasium
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Outside playing fields
  • Arts and Crafts room

 

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What’s included?

English tuition:

  • 20 lessons/15 hours of tuition per week – 3 hours per day on 5 days
  • Mixed-nationality morning classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • All course materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

Activities programme:

  • 17 sessions of language project or activities per week
  • Welcome talk and orientation of the course centre on the first Monday of your course
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see the Activities section and the timetable for more information
  • Numerous activity choices per session
  • Evening activities 7 days a week
  • Activities office & staff

Excursions:

  • 2 full-day excursions each week, on a Wednesday and Sunday (except on the day of your departure)
  • 1 half-day excursion each week to nearby places of interest such as Cambridge

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 site

 

Two students in English language lesson at Sir Edward residential English summer camp

 

 

 

 

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Where will you stay?

The King’s Ely campus offers comfortable student accommodation on-campus.

Sir Edward course accommodation:

  • Rooms are single or shared by two or more students of the same sex and similar age, but different nationality
  • Shared bathrooms and toilets
  • Free laundry service by the college staff
  • A change of bed linen once per week
  • Comfortable and secure buildings
  • Studio staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision

The residences are in different buildings all just 2-10 minutes walk from the centre facilities. There are up to 150 comfortable residential beds in good-sized rooms, with separate buildings for boys and girls.

All rooms are shared but they vary between the residential houses. Most are twins only, some are rooms for up to 6 students, and a few have large dorm rooms with up to 10 beds. All bathrooms and showers are shared.

Meals

All meals are served in the magnificent mediaeval beamed dining hall. 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. At bedtimes, there is also a late snack (soft drinks, cookies and cake).

The food merits special mention: the last official school inspection judged the food to be “exceptional”. Meals are nutritious, balanced and appetising. A full English cooked breakfast is available every day and a selection of hot dishes, in addition to the salad bar, is offered at lunch and supper time every day.

Laundry

Clothes laundry is provided as part of the programme. King’s Ely staff will wash students’ clothes at least once per week. Bed linen is provided at the residence and will be changed and washed once each week.

 

 

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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 Edward students:

  • are not allowed to leave the campus unsupervised at any time
  • are only allowed short periods of unsupervised time during excursions and activities
  • will start preparing for bed time by 21:00

Studio staff live in the residences, providing 24-hour care. The adult-to-student ratio is approximately 1:7 and the they are never far away if you have any questions or need help. Each evening students on the Sir Edward course will have activities organised for them by the Studio team. Students may not go off campus at any time without Studio staff and must be in their residence by 21:00 at the latest.

Students are expected to observe the camp rules, which include attending all classes, activities and excursions.

The welfare team at Sir Edward residential English summer camp sit around a table at a meeting, smiling

 

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What will you do?

Classes are held throughout the week on every day except Wednesday and Sunday. These are excursion days for our Sir Edward students. Typical days might look as follows:

Morning lessons:

09:00-10:30

English topic and life skills lessons 1 & 2: “A true friend” – past tenses and speaking practice

11:00-12:30

Excursion lesson 3 & 4: London reading race

Afternoon activities:

14:00-15:00

Language project: music video planning

15:15-17:30

Visit to Ely city centre

Evening activities:

19:15-20:30

Disco

For a full example timetable, please see the file below:

2022 Sir Edward Timetable

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What happens outside of lessons?

There is a full progrmme of on- and off-campus activities at no additional cost.

Activities include:

  • Badminton
  • Charcoal sketching
  • Cake decorating
  • Disco
  • Talent show
  • Cricket
  • Swimming
  • Origami
  • Tennis
  • Costume design
  • Ultimate frisbee
  • Magic wand making
  • Basketball
  • Movie
  • Clay modelling
  • Bag design
  • Photo-chase challenge
  • Postcard design
  • Olympics
  • Decoupage design
  • Rounders
  • Felt puppet making
  • Football…and more!

 

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Which parts of England will you get to see?

Warwick Castle

13 July 2022

An impressive mediaeval castle where students can experience 1,000 years of history. Attractions within the castle include jousting and falconry as well as the castle’s impressive interiors,  gardens and the opportunity to climb the battlements.

Cambridge

15 July 2022

Including a punting tour on the River Cam.

London

17 July 2022

Walk through St James’ Park to Parliament Square to see Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Lunch in Trafalgar Square, souvenir shopping and a British Museum visit.

Chessington World of Adventures

20 July 2022

Family theme park near London with exciting roller-coasters and rides, as well as a zoo and sea life centre. Chessington offers over 40 rides and attractions and their Zoo and Sealife centres contain over 1000 animals!

Cambridge

22 July 2022

Including a visit to King’s College – one of Cambridge University’s world-famous colleges.

London

24 July 2022

Walk through St James’ Park to Parliament Square to see Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Lunch in Trafalgar Square, souvenir shopping and a British Museum visit.

Students who have already visited the above locations on this course will visit the National Gallery, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus. They will also have time for souvenir shopping.

Windsor Castle

27 July 2022

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  Her Majesty The Queen. Souvenir shopping time is included at the end of the day.

Ely Cathedral

29 July 2022

Visit to the magnificent Ely Cathedral in the heart of the city of Ely. This beautiful building was founded in 1083 and is known locally as the ‘Ship of the Fens’ as it is visible for miles around.

 

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Prices

2022 Camp Prices

1 weeks £1355.00
2 weeks £2175.00
3 weeks £2865.00

Prices include

  • 15 hours/20 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
  • 2 full-day excursions each week, on a Wednesday and Sunday (except on the day of your departure)
  • 1 half-day excursion each week to nearby places of interest such as Cambridge
  • Welfare – a high staff-to-student supervision ratio
  • Registration
  • 24 hour emergency telephone number
  • End of course report and certificate

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