Sir Edward, Ely – 8 to 13

What can you expect from Sir Edward?

Ages 8 to 13 | Ely | Open July 5th – August 2nd 2020

Studio Cambridge’s 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.

It is an ideal centre for our youngest students, aged 8 to 12 years old, or for 13 year olds who are not yet ready for more independence with older teenagers.

The ratio of staff to students here is high and the maximum class size is 16.

Start dates

5th July
12th July
19th July
26th July

What is the course centre like?

  • 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

 

Students walk to lessons at Sir Edward residential English summer camp

 

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Where is Sir Edward based?

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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.

 

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What’s included?

English tuition:

  • 15 hours of lessons per week – 3 hours per day on 5 days
  • Mixed-nationality morning classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Entry test on the first Monday of the course
  • 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:

  • 5 sessions of daytime activities per week – approximately 2 hours per day on 5 days
  • Sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Sessions always in the afternoon
  • Welcome 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 Social Activities section 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

Insurance:

Comprehensive medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study with Studio.

 

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. As it is a campus-based programme, all students attending Sir Edward live in residences within easy walk of the course centre.

Sir Edward course accommodation:

  • Central accommodation in comfortable and secure buildings
  • Studio staff living on-campus, providing 24-hour supervision
  • Shared bedrooms – usually between 2 to 10 students of the same gender from a mix of countries
  • Bathroom and showers – shared
  • Free laundry service by the college staff
  • A change of bed linen once per week

The residences are in 6 different buildings within the town 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.

 

Two students chat in bedroom with desk and storage space at Sir Edward residential English camp

 

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How do we keep you safe?

Sir Edward students:

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

King’s Ely is a private boarding school which teaches international students year round, so its staff are experienced in caring for children of all ages and nationalities whilst they are away from their families.

Evenings

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.

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.

 

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:

09:30-10:30

English topic lesson 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 activity: language games

15:15-17:30

Visit to Ely city centre

Evening activities:

19:15-20:30

Photo chase challenge

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

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What happens outside of lessons?

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!

 

Four students wearing goggles and smiling in pool at Sir Edward residential 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 Edward, excursions are held on Wednesdays, Friday afternoons, and Sundays.

London

08/07/2020

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.

Cambridge

10/07/2020

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

Chessington World of Adventures

12/07/2020

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!

London

15/07/2020

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 Science Museum and Covent Garden to explore the shops and watch the street entertainment.

Cambridge

17/07/2020

Including a punting tour on the river Cam.

Warwick Castle

19/07/2020

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.

London

22/07/2020

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.

Ely Cathedral

24/07/2020

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.

Windsor Castle

26/07/2020

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.

London

29/07/2020

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 Science Museum and Covent Garden to explore the shops and watch the street entertainment.

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

Cambridge

31/07/2020

An afternoon visit to the beautiful city of Cambridge, including a visit to King’s College – one of Cambridge University’s world-famous colleges.

 

Five students smile at the camera in front of Trafalgar Square on excursion at Sir Edward residential English summer camp

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Is there anything else to think about?

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 will be required.

Registration is included in the package price for this course.

 

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Prices

2020 Course Prices

1 weeks £1280.00
2 weeks £2050.00
3 weeks £2700.00
4 weeks £3070.00

 

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