Tomorrow’s successful citizens need to possess the adaptability to cope with a rapidly changing world of work and the responsibility to be an effective member of a community.
Challenging outdoor experiences promote the development of communication, problem solving and decision making skills which have currency across a range of occupations. They encourage a positive “opting in” and “can do” attitude. Young people’s horizons are broadened, new challenges come to be relished rather than shunned, and perseverance and determination are reinforced. Values and attitudes developed in a context of shared endeavour help to form a sound basis for responsible citizenship.
It brings to mind what a renowned personality is known to have said “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled.”
Below please find an e-mailer for our Outdoor Development Programme for you to consider as an option during your Dussera or any other School Holidays.
We offer 1 Free Place on every 10 paying students for accompanying teacher escorts.
- Option 1
There are two levels being offered for this option, Intermediate and Advanced. The choice of
Lessons vary from each level and cover a wide range of topics including History, Architecture and Design, Debate, Language, Marketing, Media, Law or Crime studies. Each topic targets a different subject matter, all of them being interactive and fun! The lessons (more like workshops), give choice for the students and/or teachers to decide what they would like to learn.
Depending on how many lessons you have during your stay, we take the top choices of the students to make up those lessons. We can always repeat a lesson for the students if a particular topic is very popular. This should help generate enthusiasm for all students who are not always interested in the same subject matter. We have found that this gives them the chance to practice their English in unique and challenging subject matters.In the following ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section, you will find the full list of lessons we can provide under Option 1 for each level. If the students and/or teachers can’t decide which topics they would like then we can recommend the most popular topics. The number of topics you could choose depends on the number of students and the number of lessons allocated in your programme. Each topic lasts for a whole 3-hour lesson.Note: Some lessons can be extended to 2-3 days but not all. Each lesson that can possibly be extended has an asterisk * so that they are identifiable.Option 2
This is a Case Study Option where students will stay focused on one topic and one task for 2 lessons or more. Many groups and programme leaders enjoy this Case Study Format.
The Crime Case Study is challenging and practical for everyone who attempts to tackle it, and lasts between 2-3 days. If a group would like to tackle the crime case study but feel it is too long for the students, you do have the option of doing the crime case study for 2 days only and on the third lesson of the week you can include a lesson from Option 1 to add diversity to the programme.
It is worth noting that there are a couple of lessons in Option 1 that are can be adapted to be
Case Studies which are still fun and interactive (e.g. Guilty, and The Case of Little Red Riding Hood).Note: The case study is asterisked and noted in the Focus description.
If you have specific topics or subjects that you would like to study which can be tied into a lesson from their home school, then you can contact us. The Education Coordinator will then work with you to design lessons to develop the students’ breadth of knowledge of those subjects – in English!
FAQ to the new programme
- Q. Which lessons are available? Intermediate LevelThese lessons are not necessarily based on the students’ level of English but also their age. Some topics can be challenging but still easy to grasp the content.
Advertising/Marketing Focus: Using your imagination, students will create a new product to make their lives easier. If you could create anything that you think would make life easier for everyone what would you create?
All about Inventions Focus: What is the best Invention in the world?
Is modern technology really worth studying? Students will look into what is the best invention ever, as well as, work on their own persuasive speech.
(Case of) Little Red Focus: Who did it and why?
Take yourself back to your childhood and into the Classic story of Little Red Riding Hood while asking Who, What, When, Where, Why and How. Was it a set-up? Students will become detectives to try and solve the case.
Development of a Nation Focus: Utopia: Students must develop a nation focusing more on logistics rather than just the simple stuff. How will you really survive?
Fables & Short Stories Focus: Aesop’s Fables and understanding morals.
What happened with the Lion and the Mouse? Why hide gold if you never use it?
Students will bring Fables to life and apply their meanings to one self.
Global English Focus: How long will English be one of the dominating languages?
How can we convince others to learn a new language? What will they do or need to do? What can you do or will do? Students will analyse and put logic towards language and it’s importance to communities.
Idioms & Slang Focus: English: Learn how to use some (possibly!) unknown idioms and slang.
Develop a story using these newly learnt words and phrases. Although it’s not considered proper English, it’s the understanding the use of slang that will benefit students in communicating with native speakers.
King Henry VIII Focus: King Henry VIII, Six Wives and one BIG Problem!
What was his ultimate goal for the crown and England? Go back in time and see why he married so many women and the role of the church.Stereotypes Focus: Changing hearts, minds and eliminating stereotypes.
Students will work to understand each other and the differences that make them who they are and learn to embrace those differences and other cultures.
Taboo & Issues Focus: Problems within society.
Three main topics to be focused on, all very controversial. Students will realize how some actions and words can change how people really view them in society. The lesson will end with a small group debate.
These lessons are geared towards students who like to be challenged or those who simply need more practice with English in a different class setting.
Cartoon Analysis Focus: Understanding Cartoons.
Sometimes funny, sometimes confusing, sometimes we don’t know what theymean. Students will learn how to understand cartoons in newspapers, magazines or other media outlets and make one of their own too to show comprehension.
Conflict Diamonds Focus: Social problems locally and globally;
Students will work on a social problem and learn to be an effective presenter and tackling problems that affect us everyday. In groups they will need to prepare and organize an
effective method of presenting a social problem to society.
Crime Case Study Focus: What happened to Keith?
Which of his beloved friends committed the crime? Was it the Teacher? The Cook? The Activity staff member? In a case that needs to be pieced together, the students will need to listen carefully to all evidence and interrogations to make sure this CSI crime is solved!
Debate Focus: Social issues. Varied topic range; students will be divided and will need to work
together to defend their stance on an issue affecting us today (4 topics). The teacher will moderate to decide which group will win.
Development of a Nation Focus: Utopia:
Students must develop a nation but must focus more on logistics rather than just than simplistic information. How will you really survive?
Get Ready to Rhyme Focus: Art & Poetry:
Acting, Writing and Art, how can all these relate? Students will need to include themselves in the final product which will include a choice of art and poetry.
*Guilty Focus: Who committed the crime?
How can you be in two places at once? An Unsolved Mystery which students will work in to discover which class member committed murder.
Students will set a trial for them to defend or prosecute.
Law & Children Focus: Crime and Punishment.
With times changing and laws needing to be revised for a new society, the focus will be on teenagers who kill and their punishment. Should they be treated like adults? True cases!
Let’s Travel Focus: Tourism
What would you do if you were told your town will change BUT you are in charge of deciding what you will build? If the power were in your hands how would you change your city?
Olympics Bid Focus: Summer Olympics;
With London hosting in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016, who will win the 2020 bid for the Olympics? Going through all logistics of hosting the Olympics, do you think you can muster-up the win and go for gold to be the next host city?
Q. What is Option 2 Crime Case?
A: The very popular Crime Case has been completely revamped and for those that have done it before, it’s quite different! It now includes Debate, PowerPoint, Video and new worksheets for students to wrap their minds around the case. The crime case helps the student focus on their ability to hypothesize; critically think about different possible scenarios while expressing their opinions on what is being presented. The student is presented a crime scenario and using the information that was given to them; they must weave their way through interrogation, debate,
deliberation and the court system to figure out who did what, when, where, why, and how was the crime committed. There is an actual answer, though the students must work through it all and see if they can figure out the real outcome.
Q: Are we correct in assuming that each day would be a lesson on a different subject of their choice?
A: Yes, each day would provide something different. We will try and meet the needs of the kids and their choice topics.
Q: What happens if the majority of students choose a specific topic?
A: In the case that we have a majority that choose one subject, teachers can either choose alternative topics, or we can offer that subject on more than one lesson. For the remaining students, we would run a different topic and they would rotate.
Q. When do we decide our topics?
It is important for us to be informed of your chosen options at least two weeks before your group arrives. This allows us time to prepare lessons and teachers. This also helps us eliminate lessons that the students are not so keen on.
Q: Do you have an example lesson for us to have a look at so we have some idea of what’s what?
A: Once you have decided which topics you would like to do, we can send the appropriate lesson plans for you to look over and see what you think. Remember, we can always adapt lessons to something that you are already teaching and would like us to touch on.
Q: How many Lesson groups would there be and with how many in a class?
A: Our goal is to keep the classes to a maximum of 16. The number of students you bring will dictate how many different topics can be offered. Students will either rotate or change class group’s everyday to suit the chosen topics.
Q. What is the minimum number of students in a class?
A: Your group price is worked out on classes being a maximum of 16 students so we calculate the number of classes on this basis (i.e. 16 students = 1 class so one topic option per lesson, 17-32 students = 2 classes so two topic options per lesson, etc).
Q. Can we have smaller classes if we wanted?
A. We could offer smaller classes but this would affect the price per student. Contact us for more details and a quote.
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