Once upon a time, you joined us for an unforgettable adventure. You got to learn all about how the world tells stories, and how to tell your own. The end. (Or is it?)
09-10 year olds
7 days commencing:
Great stories don’t just happen by chance. You need to know how to create a character, structure a plot and grab the reader’s attention then keep it page after page. Learn how to do all that on our engaging Story Explorers course. We’ll teach you how to immerse an audience and craft characters. You might create interactive adventure with comic strips, look at the role of photos and podcasts in modern narration or take inspiration from Britain’s best-loved authors. Ready for chapter one?
Our teaching for 9-10-year-old students is focused on interactive and task-based learning. You will be taught by experienced primary teachers, who are there to inspire and engage you with the subjects they are passionate about. Our courses run over a week, and during this time you will develop your subject knowledge through multimedia presentations, group work, games, problem-solving and project work with a meaningful real-life focus.
At Oxford Summer Courses, we believe in balancing hard work with exciting excursions. We know what trips will inspire students and keep their young minds active and entertained, so whether we’re trekking around Windsor Castle, exploring the epic Blenheim Palace, or marveling at the spectacular sets of Harry Potter World, we’re always pushing the envelope of discovery and wonder.
This immersive learning experience will begin your child’s educational journey towards success and help them gain the experience of British boarding school life. And of course, it’s loads of fun.
Walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps, take a boat trip on the River Avon, explore the greenhouses of the Butterfly Farm, and discover the mind-boggling mechanical art of the quirky MAD museum.
Head for Hogwarts, walk the cobbles of Diagon Alley, visit the Ministry of Magic and discover how the Harry Potter films were brought to life as you enter the world of Harry, Hermione and Ron.
Let us show you around our home town. We’ll visit lots of fascinating museums, take a punt down the river, explore Oxford Castle, and uncover all the best bits of this classic English city.
It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.
Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.
Tackle the giant hedge maze, discover the butterfly house, explore the magnificent gardens and discover 300 years of fascinating English history. All in the childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill.
Explore Brunel's amazing engineering feat, the SS Great Britain, get hand-on with science at We The Curious, marvel at the Planetarium, and uncover the secrets of one of the UK’s coolest cities.
1,000 years of British history come to vivid life at the Tower of London. Explore the ancient fortress, see the Crown Jewels, meet the Beefeaters and the ravens, and take a stroll along the Thames.
"I enjoyed doing activities with my group and spending time with my friends. I like when we go out for the dinners on Saturday nights and all the trips, especially the Harry Potter Studio trip."
"We’ve done our business plans for our future enterprises in the future. My future enterprise is to sell wind turbines and solar panels to bigger companies."
"The subjects were surprisingly more than enjoyable and I absorbed a profusion of information. "
Stay at one of Britain’s top boarding schools and experience the best of British education. Located in north Oxford, Dragon School is a secure site, set in beautiful grounds, with plenty of green space.
Supported by an experienced pastoral team, you’ll make international friends, take part in activities and study with top tutors. Our classes are never larger than fifteen, and at the end of their time with us, all students receive a certificate of completion and feedback from their tutor.
We also ensure you’re safe and happy with a high staff to student ratio and 24-hour supervision.
You will be staying in rooms that are used by students during the term time and the comfortable boarding houses have common rooms, study rooms and plenty of outside space. An Oxford Summer Courses ‘House Parent’ will look after you and ensure you are safe and happy while you are with us. We are excited to be working with one of Britain’s best performing schools: Dragon School. Your boarding house is located a short walk away from the main school site. You will have access to the facilities that term-time students would as well as being on the doorstep of the thriving suburb of Summertown in North Oxford.
At Dragon School, all of your daily meals will be eaten on-site. This traditional dining fosters a familial environment, giving you a chance to mix with classmates, and your new friends. On Friday nights, you will be treated to a graduation meal to celebrate your achievements.
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