Sir Michael, Cambridge – 13 to 17

What can you expect from Sir Michael?

Ages 13 to 17 | Cambridge | Open July 3rd – August 28th 2022

 

 

Each year, Studio Main school becomes a camp for teenagers, called Sir Michael.  Sir Michael has been running here since 1969 and is more popular now than ever in our Summer English school in Cambridge.

Students can choose between the Sir Michael Classic, Intensive, and Global Leaders courses – see our course options for more details!

Sir Michael has a large capacity with up to 400 students. There is a wide range of nationalities and the ratio of staff to students here is high. The average number of students per class is 12 or 13 and the maximum class size is 16.

Residential accommodation is available in nearby student residences, all within easy walking distance from the school. There are a few twin rooms but most rooms provided are single bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms.

Start dates in 2022

3rd July
10th July
17th July
24th July
31st July
7th August
14th August
21st August

What is the course centre like?

  • City-centre site
  • Beautiful Victorian buildings
  • 22 classrooms
  • Studio Café for meals and social gatherings
  • Computers with internet access and Wi-Fi
  • Lovely garden
  • Arts and Crafts room
  • Sports hall 10 minutes walk away
  • Indoor swimming pool 10 minutes walk away
  • Outdoor playing fields 10 minutes walk away
  • Residential bedrooms, mostly single en-suites, 5 to 15 minutes walk away

 

Studio Cambridge Main School where English language courses and camps are held

 

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Where is Sir Michael based?

 

Address

Studio Cambridge Main School

5 Salisbury Villas, Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2JF

 

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?

English tuition:

  • Either 20 lessons (15 hours) per week (Classic Programme) or
    28 lessons (21 hours) per week (Intensive Programme/Global Leaders Programme)
  • Mixed-nationality classes from Monday to Friday
  • Classes may be in the morning, afternoon and/or evening
  • Entry test on the first Monday of the course
  • Course materials
  • Academic report from your teachers at the end of your stay
  • Certificate of studies at the end of your stay

 A choice of courses:

  • Classic
  • Intensive
  • English with Global Leaders
  • See our Course Options tab for more details about each option!

Activities programme:

  • A full programme of activities
  • Sessions may be morning, afternoon or evening
  • Welcome orientation of the course centre and town on the first Monday of your course
  • Wide choice of sports, arts & crafts, cultural and language activities – please see our Social Activities information for example activities
  • Numerous activity choices in most sessions
  • Some unsupervised free time before or after English classes and each Sunday morning
  • Activities office & staff

Excursions:

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

 

Student holds clay smiley face still as they continue crafting in clay modelling activity at Sir Michael English summer camp

 Accommodation and meals:

  • Residential accommodation close to the school
  • 3 meals per day
  • Vegetarian and non-pork option always available
  • Most special dietary requirements can be met (at no extra cost) if requested in advance

 Airport transfers:

  • Meeting you at the airport on arrival and bringing you to your accommodation at the Studio camp
  • Taking you to the airport for departure and checking you into your flight back home
  • Choice of London airports – Stansted or Heathrow.
  • (London Luton, City and Gatwick airport transfers can be arranged at extra cost)

Welfare:

  • Welfare office and staff
  • Emergency 24-hour telephone number
  • Residential staff living on site at the residences
  • High staff to student ratio

 

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What are your course choices?

Classic

A choice of 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of English lessons, typically in the mornings, with additional sports and social activities during the afternoons.

A total of 15 sessions of activities per week on the Mixed Activities programme.

Studio’s Sir Michael Classic course can be started on any Sunday while the camp is open and for any number of weeks.

 

Intensive

28 lessons (21 hours) per week of English language instruction each week and will also include 9 sessions of activities per week.

Studio’s Sir Michael Intensive course can be started on any Sunday while the camp is open and for any number of weeks.

 

English with Global Leaders

English plus Global Leaders is a fixed two week course. It offers 20 lessons (15 hours) per week of English lessons, typically in the mornings, plus 8 lessons (6 hours) of Global Leaders workshops and 9 sessions of mixed activities during the afternoons.

Global Leaders studies:

These lesson topics include:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Cultural awareness
  • International understanding and respect
  • Interview skills
  • Building confidence
  • Mini-UN debates
  • Decision making
  • Creative solutions
  • Preparing and giving presentations
  • Negotiating and persuading

Global Leaders dates 2022:

3 July – 17 July

17 July – 31 July

31 July – 14 August

Students must have at least an intermediate level of English to join Global Leaders.

 

 

Residential accommodation

Sir Michael residential students live in residences in the city of Cambridge within walking distance of the school. All meals are included.

Sir Michael course residences:

  • Central accommodation in comfortable and secure buildings
  • Studio staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision
  • Single bedrooms
  • Private en-suite bathroom and showers
  • All meals included at school or the residences
  • Free laundry facilities – you must do your own washing, but at no extra cost
  • A change of bed linen once per week

The Sir Michael camp’s residential sites are all located 5 or 10 minutes’ walk from the course centre and 10 to 20 minutes’ walk from the centre of Cambridge.

Studio staff also live in the residences, providing 24-hour care. The staff-to-student ratio is high and they are never far away if you have any questions or need help. They will also organise activities for you every evening.

All the residences have modern facilities, with showers and bathrooms. Students live in comfortable, fully furnished, single rooms. All bedrooms are singles with private, en-suite bathrooms.

Meals:

All meals are provided at school or at the accommodation. 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. At weekends packed lunches are provided.

 

Student sits at desk in single ensuite bedroom at Sir Michael English summer camp

 

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How do we keep you safe?

At all of our camps, we have high levels of staff-to-student supervision. To ensure proper supervision is maintained students must attend all lessons, activities, meals and excursions, unless they are unwell. However, there are times at most camps when students are allowed unsupervised free time. Please see below for details:

Sir Michael Residential students:

  • have some periods of time each day where they are unsupervised, as accommodation is not on-campus
  • are allowed some unsupervised free time whilst on excursions
  • must be in the residence by 21:30
  • will start preparing for bed time by 22:00 

 

Welfare team at Sir Michael English summer camp smile and pose for camera against wall of Studio Cambridge main school garden

 

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What will you do?

Zig-zag timetable

During the busiest weeks of the summer camp some students on the Sir Michael Classic course will have activities in the morning and classes in the afternoon, while others will have morning classes and afternoon activities. This will change from week to week in a “zig-zag” format, so that students having morning classes one week, will have afternoon classes in the next week. Students on the Intensive and Global Leaders courses will have either morning or afternoon classes, and their extra lessons (5 & 6) will take place in the evenings  so that they can enjoy the daytime sights, events and activities that Cambridge has to offer.

Classes are held from Monday to Friday, with an excursion once a week on Saturdays. A typical day at Sir Michael might look as follows:

Sir Michael – Residential Classic English

Morning lessons:

09:00-10:30

English topic and life skills lessons 1 & 2: Reality TV- reading & writing

11:00-12:30

English communication lesson 3 & 4: Films & speaking

Afternoon activities:

14:00-15:30

Walking tour of Cambridge city centre

Evening activities:

19:30-21:00

Quiz, games, and arts & crafts

If you are studying on the Intensive, Global Leaders, Creative Social Media, or Coding courses, your evening activities will be replaced by evening lessons.

For full example timetables, please see the files below:

2021 Sir Michael Intensive Residential Example Timetable

2021 Sir Michael Global Leaders Example Timetable

2021 Sir Michael Classic Residential Example Timetable

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What happens outside of lessons?

Activities include:

  • Drama games
  • Clay modelling
  • Cake decorating
  • Swimming
  • Charcoal sketching
  • T-shirt design
  • Football
  • Bowling
  • Origami
  • Glass painting
  • Movie evening
  • Basketball
  • Bag design
  • Mask making
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Language games
  • Friendship bracelet making
  • Bingo
  • Themed party
  • English club…and more!

Cambridge cultural activities include:

  • Punting on the River Cam
  • King’s College Chapel
  • Hidden Cambridge selfie challenge
  • Cambridge University college tour
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Sedgwick Museum
  • Anthropology Museum
  • Botanic Gardens

 

Student pitches to student with rounders bat during sports activity at Sir Michael English summer camp

 

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Which parts of England will you get to see?

Getting to see England is a powerful aid to learning and understanding the English language – that’s why all summer camp excursions are included in the course price.

At Sir Michael, excursions are held on Saturdays.

The 2022 excursions will be published soon.

Brighton

31/07/2021

Students will go on a walking tour of Brighton, seeing the pier, the famous Brighton Pavilion and the unique Brighton shopping Lanes. They will also have time to shop and enjoy the rides and arcade games on the pier. Includes a visit to the sea life centre!

London

07/08/2021

Walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, as well as a visit to Covent Garden and the British Museum.

Students who have already visited London on this course will visit the Science Museum and have time for shopping on Oxford Street.

Students who have visited the above locations on this course will have a special excursion organised for them.

Leeds Castle

14/08/2021

This gorgeous 900-year-old castle has been used by Kings and Queens throughout history. Today the inside offers a glimpse into the past, whilst the vast grounds offer beautiful gardens, a giant maze and amazing falconry displays.

London

21/08/2021

Walk past some famous sights of the city with time to take photographs. The tour will include Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Horse Guards Parade, as well as a visit to Covent Garden and the British Museum.

Students who have already visited the above locations will visit Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street, Leicester Square and the National Gallery.

Students who have visited the above locations on this course will have a special excursion organised for them.

Oxford

28/08/2021

Walking tour of the City and University. Entrance into the famous Christ Church College and Cathedral, with the chance to see the college dining hall where Harry Potter was filmed

 

Students pose for photograph at Thorpe Park with rides visible in background, on excursion at Sir Michael English summer camp

 

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Is there anything else?

There are no hidden extras!

All summer camps include transfers to and from Heathrow or Stansted airport on Sundays. If you are arriving or departing on another day or from/to a different airport, we can still provide a transfer but an additional charge would be required, depending on the distance involved.

Registration is included in the package price for this course.

 

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Prices

2022 Camp Prices

Please contact us if you wish to combine courses so that we can offer you a suitable price quote.

Sir Michael Residential with Classic or Intensive option

1 week £1355.00
2 weeks £2175.00
3 weeks £2865.00
4 weeks £3555.00
5 weeks £4400.00
6 weeks £5250.00
7 weeks £6100.00
8 weeks £6950.00

Sir Michael Residential plus Global Leaders

2 weeks £2175.00

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