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#Oxford Juniors #9-10 years old #Interactive Learning (9-10) #From £1595

Story Explorers

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?)
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Learning

Outline

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?

Teaching methodology

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.

The experience

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 marvelling at the spectacular artefacts in London's best kept museums, 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.

Typical outings

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Warwick Castle

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.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Harry Potter Studios Tour

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.

Oxford

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.

Review

Joie, Philippines

"The subjects were surprisingly more than enjoyable and I absorbed a profusion of information."

Stay in Oxford Juniors

Experience the unique opportunity to live and learn in one of the UK’s most prestigious boarding facilities at Dragon School, set in the inspiring city of Oxford. Nestled close to the thriving suburb of Summertown, just a short walk north of the city centre, it’s surrounded by lush greenery and secure accommodation buildings – the perfect destination for an exciting summer adventure.

Students will be staying in secure dormitories in the Boarding Houses close to the main school buildings. Each House has space for play, quiet relaxation and for sharing TV and DVD viewing. Bedrooms are cosy, shared amongst course mates, with staff available 24/7 in the corridors nearby.

All meals will be provided for students in the school's Dining Room, which is just steps from their boarding house. There are hot and cold options to choose from, offering something for every student. On Friday evenings, students will be treated to a graduation meal to celebrate their achievements from the week.

Tutors

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Bethany Tomlin

Beth has been teaching writing for several years alongside being a published author. As well as writing her own books and speaking at literary festivals and high schools, she works in festival production. She’s worked behind the scenes at some of the UK's biggest literary festivals, including Bath Children's Literature Festival and Winchester Writer's Festival. Beth has also been independently researching the link between creative writing and mental wellbeing, working alongside professionals within the field.

Carina Dell

Carina is a Head of English who currently works in a Buckinghamshire secondary school. She became a teacher after spending the early part of her working career within a communications department of a Premiership football club, before joining Thames Valley Police and serving as an officer. After an injury on duty, she was given what she considers to be an amazing opportunity, to re-train and become an English teacher.

Dr Kirsten Norrie

PhD Scottish Performance and Poetry, University of Oxford and University of Westminster - Kirsten is a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, and she's a published and agented author of three books with two forthcoming. She has sixteen years of teaching experience at all ages and stages and also for the University of Oxford, Cheltenham and Gloucester, and Edinburgh College of Art.

Vivienne Sawford

MA English, University of Cambridge - Vivienne has over 18 years of teaching experience ranging from students aged 3 up to 24. She also has extensive professional experience in the drama field, both in acting and casting and is currently working towards qualified teacher status.

Dates & Prices

9 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£1595

16 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£1595

23 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£1595

30 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

Standard (shared bathroom)

available

£1595

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