A summer full of opportunities and adventure.
Summer Explorer focuses on developing core English language skills through project-based learning activities and interactive learning – an effective way to learn language quickly and successfully.
We encourage students to become more confident, independent learners while they develop 21st century life skills that will benefit their future learning, life and work.
On this course, students will:
- Gain confidence and become more independent learners and users of the English language
- Develop their English language skills (reading writing, listening, and speaking)
- Improve your vocabulary, pronunciation, and understanding of grammar
- Essential 21st century life skills (communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and cultural awareness)
- Produce a portfolio of work to demonstrate progress and achievements
- Meet new friends from across the world
Project themes have been intentionally designed for students and teachers to take their project in a direction that best meets the group’s needs and motivations.
This means that every group of students will learn something different and each student receives a personalised learning experience. Each theme will have a central guiding question that focuses the project and students work collaboratively towards the production of a tangible project outcome.
This approach helps students learning faster and more successfully. It also guarantees that students will learn something new every time.
Learn by doing.
The activity programme is an integral part of the course and allows students to practise what they have learnt and develop a natural, fluent use of the language. Our afternoon activities – electives and Academy options – are designed to improve communication and confidence while developing academic, creative and active skills.
All Summer Explorer students will also enjoy a wide variety of whole-school activities, such as games, competitions, discos and shows.
Gain new life experiences
There is no better way to learn about British life and culture than to experience it for yourself. Study tours also play an important role in our learning approach. Students prepare for their study tour in class and have educational tasks to complete during their trip, this is then discussed in lessons afterwards.
They will have three-full day study tours to UK destinations, every two weeks. Students will also have the opportunity to add optional activities to enhance their experience.
Feel at home at Bell
We want to make sure your child has everything they need to maximise their potential for success at Bell. We provide residential accommodation at all our Summer Explorer venues. Boys and girls have separate accommodation blocks on site, each with a dedicated houseparent to ensure 24/7 supervision and care throughout their time at Bell.
Photo: Bell The Leys
Enjoy study tours to exciting attractions like:
The London Eye is an iconic part of London’s skyline and has been offering guests a new panoramic view of London.
It has won over 85 awards for national and international tourism, outstanding architectural quality and engineering achievement. In fact, it has become the UK’s most popular visitor attraction.
Explore the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world – bursting with over 900 years of royal history!
Make sure you keep an eye out for Her Majesty the Queen as this is one of her official homes.
Discover the history, stories and secrets from this 1,000-year-old impressive castle. If you’re feeling brave, you can even travel through the castle’s dark dungeon.
After your journey through the castle’s history, explore the picturesque university town of Warwick.
Madame Tussauds London
This famous wax museum offers students the chance to get up close and personal to some their favourite icons and famous faces. It combines glitz and glamour with incredible heritage, having over 300 wax figures.
Look out for having tea with Her Majesty the Queen, rocking it out with Ed Sheeran, posing with Harry and Meghan, or singing a duet with Dua Lipa! Not only do you learn about some of the most famous individuals of British culture, you’ll not want to put your Instagram away!
Punting in Cambridge
Tour the famous academic city of Cambridge and visit the prestigious, elite colleges of the University of Cambridge. Try punting along the river or visit one of the many world-class museums, like the famous Fitzwilliam Museum.