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2018
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Let’s Debate, Why Debate?

It is a rare occurrence that one can enter the classroom as a student and challenge the teacher. Yet, in debate, with a respectful and well-posed argument, it’s welcomed! In a reality where the news is available at our fingertips practically in real-time, it’s never been more relevant to encourage... Read more »
2018
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‘Photo Blooming’ – How one photo can lead to structured writing

Beth Southern, an EAL consultant from near Manchester, explores ways to build the vocabulary and writing confidence in EAL learners within international Summer Schools or mainstream classrooms via the use of images. Today she shares one of those ideas with SSD.   Children learning English (EAL pupils) need structure to... Read more »
2018
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Top 10 reasons for students and teachers to take a UK summer school job

  It’s heading in to spring and if you’re a student then you probably have assignments and exams on your mind with the long summer holidays glinting brightly in the not too distant future. As a teacher you might be cursing the wet play days and the endless snotty noses... Read more »
2018
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Top 20 things to consider when choosing a summer school

Deciding to send your child to  a UK summer school is a very big decision, whether you are sending them from within the UK or from overseas there are many considerations to make. However, summer schools provide valuable experiences, broadening of horizons and a chance to make life long friends... Read more »
2018
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How summer school can set your child up for future success

It’s difficult to overstate the benefits of sending your child to a summer holiday camp. The academic, social and even career advantages can have a long standing impact on your child’s future and their physical and mental well-being. From reconnecting with nature after hours spent on a smartphone to boosting... Read more »
2018
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The importance of music education

Education is a valuable part of life, from childhood to adulthood and all the way through our lives. There are so many areas of study each with their own importance, from maths and science to English and the arts. Music is a fantastic area of education for children, not only... Read more »
2018
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Why learn English in England?

So what are the benefits of learning English in the UK? As the third most commonly spoken language, learning to speak English happens all over the world, and many parents try to encourage their children to learn from a young age. There are so many benefits to speaking the language.... Read more »
2017
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The benefits of sports based summer camps

When summer comes around and children are free from school for several weeks, it’s important to make sure that they keep active, but for busy working families, this may be easier said than done. However, there are a number of ways in which you can keep children fit and healthy... Read more »
2017
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Building confidence through music and drama

For many working families, one of the biggest challenges is making sure that children have adequate care during the day. Over the summer, when children have a long period away from school, this is particularly important, along with making sure children can take part in activities that are stimulating and... Read more »
2017
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The rise in outdoor education

You don’t have to go back many years to find a time when ‘outdoor education’ would basically have been tantamount to PE. Today, more and more parents and educators are placing emphasis on the importance of getting children out of the house and the classroom and into the great outdoors.... Read more »
2017
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How international education can change the world

Jen Munro, Founder of ISSOS International Summer Schools, explains why she believes all children (and all teachers!) should be given the opportunity to experience International Summer School Education. I spend my life going to business functions and events where when people find out what I do they always ask “what... Read more »
2017
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It’s not too late to find a summer school…

How to have the best summer ever! The summer term has started and it is not too late to think about how to spend the best summer holiday ever. Do you want to make every one of those promise filled days count? Read on for Academic Summer’s (www.academicsummer.co.uk) guide to having the... Read more »
2017
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Technology and Teenagers in Tomorrow’s World

Technology and Teenagers in Tomorrow’s World  2016 has undoubtedly been a year of unprecedented change across the globe.  Accelerations in technology, the environment and geopolitics are reshaping all aspects of our day to day lives, from small villages to major cities.  As parents and educators, many of us are now wondering what... Read more »
2017
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Young Learners and Integration with Native Speakers

Charlotte Sabin, Academic Manager at Varsity International in Oxford writes about the value of integration with native speakers for young learners on UK summer courses. The opportunity to practise a new language in the native country has long been recognised as a brilliant way to learn. Immersive, supported language learning,... Read more »
2016
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Why use a Guardianship Service?

What does a Guardianship Organisation do? A guardianship organisation matches your child with a suitable Guardian who can look after the needs of your child, acting on behalf of a parent who is abroad. What will an Educational Guardian provide for my child? A guardian acts on behalf of the... Read more »
2016
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Choosing a UK Summer School

Choosing a UK Summer School Deciding to send your child to summer school is a very big decision, whether you are sending them from within the UK or from overseas there are many considerations to make. However, summer schools and courses provide valuable experiences, broaden horizons and offer a chance... Read more »
2016
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Pre Launch Discounts – up to 50% off!

Here at Summer School Directory HQ we are super excited about our pre-launch event and to celebrate we are now offering up to 50% off listings for a full year! Click on the ‘Add a Listing’ tab above to get started and take advantage. There are currently still a few... Read more »
2016
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Benefits of exposing your child to another language

The benefits of exposing your child to an additional language are huge and in this most recent study you can see exactly why!