Summer Study Camps offer children the opportunity to develop their English alongside other important skills, such as communicating confidently with peers and adults. The British Council uses hands-on experiential learning to make each camp engaging and stimulating for kids of all ages. Here’s what parents can expect from our interactive programme.
How interactive learning boosts development
In all of our courses, we want young learners to engage deeply with English, not simply memorise rules and structures. This means using a student-centred approach that aims to ignite a love for learning and curiosity for the world around us. By making learning interactive, children grow to become independent thinkers, confident in their ability to take charge of their own learning journey.
Interactive activities from our Summer 2022 Study Camps
Group research projects
Focusing on the theme of ‘Media World’, our Upper Primary camp students will work in teams to complete a challenge. Their project is to come up with a persuasive argument to convince the school director not to ban mobile phones, which they will then present to their classmates. By exploring stimulating topics with real-world application, the children will build confidence in collaboration, public speaking, writing for different audiences and outcomes, critical thinking and sharing informed opinions.
Early Years camp students will have the chance to develop their creativity through our fun Act it Out programme. Our Pre-school learners will learn about characterisation, telling stories and props as they take part in a short play. Importantly, the children will get the opportunity to improvise, encouraging self-expression as they use voice and movement to bring characters to life. After final rehearsals and preparations, parents will be invited to watch the cast bring down the house via Zoom.
Minecraft virtual learning tool
This year, we’ll be introducing the game-based learning platform Minecraft: Education Edition to our camp programmes for Primary and Secondary students. Used by educators in more than 115 countries to support learning across the curriculum, the platform promotes skills that develop STEM knowledge, as well as 21st century competencies like creativity, collaboration and problem solving, in a digital environment.
Students will complete a variety of projects on the platform each week. For example, the first week of Summer Study Camp 2022 for Lower Primary will focus on the theme ‘Let’s Shop’. Using Minecraft, our young learners will be challenged to set up a virtual shop, prepare a shopping list, then fill their shopping bags with the items they need.