Over the two-week programme, taking place 2.5 hours over 3 afternoons per week, thrill-seeking students take part in six additional adventure activities: mountain biking, sailing, kayaking, raft building, indoor climbing, mountain boarding, horse riding and a ‘survival night’ in the forest. Details:
Students learn the fundamentals of steering the yacht, ropework, sail handling on the Brighton coast.
- Indoor Climbing
Under the guidance of qualified instructors, students will learn top-rope climbing at Plumpton’s own climbing wall.
On Lake Ardingly, students learn how to kayak. They gain confidence on the water and improve their technique.
- Mountain Boarding
Led by professional instructors, students use man-made ramps and natural hills to get some air!
- Horse Riding
Making use of Plumpton College’s horse riding stables, students of all abilities have the chance to ride a horse.
- Mountain Biking
Students explore the rolling hills of the South Downs on a bike tour.
No experience is needed for any Adventure activities so it is the ideal opportunity to try something new. Students share English lessons with students on Bucksmore Summer. During some periods of the week, students are separated from the main group to take part in their chosen specialism. Lessons are taught through a combination of general English tuition, project sessions, academic English, conversation classes and excursion link lessons.
Project sessions enable students to use English for the completion of real-world tasks with an authentic purpose. Students receive vocabulary and grammar input in the first part of the project session and are then placed into groups. Groups are provided with a project guideline which they should follow and aim to complete in the preparation session. The weekly project culminates in a presentation evening in which groups display and present their work.