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course overview

The programme aims to improve students English skills and confidence through fun theatre focused activities. Students will be moving, speaking and laughing constantly throughout the week, not only learning skills for the stage but skills that will last a lifetime.

Through these fun lessons and activities students improve writing, reading and speaking skills as well as learning how to speak in front of others with confidence, but students are having so much fun they hardly realize their learning. Throughout the week students will also get to see famous sites around London and the Harry Potter Universe.

The programme aims to improve students English skills and confidence through fun theatre focused activities. Students will be moving, speaking and laughing constantly throughout the week, not on...

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Students build confidence and improve their English all while having fun. Students will learn to act, write and speak with confidence in our engaging group activities.
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Students will learn how to carry themselves on stage, how to project, and engage audiences. They will also develop writing, creative thinking and teamwork skills as they work collaboratively on their own play.
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KEY CONCEPTS
Key concepts include an introduction to acting styles, how to project, stage blocking, team building and collaboration, creative thinking and creating engaging writing.
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ACTIVITIES
Activities from day one focus on getting students involved on the stage and speaking English. Everything focuses on building students' confidence and having fun so that they can return home confident and comfortable in front of an audience.
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OUTCOME
Students will walk away with new skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Before going home, students will create their own scripts that they will then act and direct themselves, tying all the skills together into one final, fun group activity.

course date

May 31 - June 13
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

10 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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June 14 - June 27
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

10 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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June 28 - July 11
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

10 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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July 19 - August 1
Duration

Sun - Sat

Age range

10 - 17 years old

Class size

20 students max

Price

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Duration Age range Class size Price

May 31 - June 13

Sun - Sat

10 - 17 years old
20 students max

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June 14 - June 27

Sun - Sat

10 - 17 years old
20 students max

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June 28 - July 11

Sun - Sat

10 - 17 years old
20 students max

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July 19 - August 1

Sun - Sat

10 - 17 years old
20 students max

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Sample 2-Week Schedule

Morning lessons Afternoon activity Evening activity

DAY 1 | Arrival

Welcome, Orientation, Placement Tests

Welcome Party & Scavenger Hunt

DAY 2 | Drama Class - Introduction to Drama Class

Tour of Westminster Area

Carnival Party

DAY 3 | Drama Class - Character Development, Sentence & Word Stress

British Museum and King's Cross Platform 9​3⁄4

Creative Project / Talent Show / Drama Practice

DAY 4 | Drama Class - Using Stage & Blocking

South Bank Tour & Millennium Bridge

Fish & Chips, Traditional British Food

DAY 5 | Drama Class - Costume Design & Props

Tower Bridge Teambuilding

Evening Activities / Free Time

DAY 6 | Drama Class - Mini-performance Rehearsal & Filming

Covent Garden Market, Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus

Quiz Night

DAY 7 | Warner Bros Studios

Warner Bros Studios

Creative Project / Talent Show / Drama Practice

DAY 8 | Regent's Park Sports Day

London Zoo

Evening Activities / Free Time

DAY 9 | Drama Class - Character Development, Sentence & Word Stress (Script 29

Science Museum / V&A Museum

Creative Project / Talent Show / Drama Practice

DAY 10 | Drama Class - Using Stage & Blocking (Script 2)

Buckingham Palace, St James Park & Westminster Abbey

Karaoke

DAY 11 | University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Creative Project / Talent Show / Drama Practice

DAY 12 | Drama Class - Costume Design & Props (Script 2)

Oxford Street Shopping

Rehearsal Talent Show / Drama Practice

DAY 13 | Drama Class - Finale Night Rehearsal & Filming (Script 2)

Tate Modern Art Museum

Finale Night Talent Show / Presentation of Certificates

DAY 14 | Departure

What Our Students Are Saying

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What Our Students Are Saying

Acting is so much fun! In my school in China we don’t have theatre classes so this has been a great experience for me. I feel I am much better and talking in front of other people now.

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What Our Students Are Saying

When we started doing activities in the theatre I was really nervous, I’ve always been shy, but my teachers made it fun. My classmates were also a lot of help. There were students from all over the world here, I made many new friends the last few weeks.

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What Our Students Are Saying

I recommend the Harry Potter course to anyone who wants to build their confidence. You don’t need to know Harry Potter or about the theatre, what I learned here would help anyone.

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What Our Students Are Saying

I always loved Harry Potter since I was a kid, so it was so cool to see places from the story like Platform 9 and ¾  or the Church they used for Hogwarts great hall. It felt like I was in a story.

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What Our Students Are Saying

This camp was great, it was different than any other camp I ever did. We didn’t just sit in classrooms and study English, we were always doing activities and we got to make some really cool stuff, even our own movies. I never had this kind of experience at home.

    FAQs

    Yes, it is compulsory. Our terms and conditions require you/ students buy comprehensive travel insurance covering overseas medical expenses and contents. We will ask for proof of such insurance policies from you for all students prior to accepting them to our camp.

    Students should pack clothes appropriate for the weather in the destination city during the holiday camps. Note that London could be chilly all year round, so always bring something warm, just in case. Students should also pack at least one set of formal wear/shoes for the Finale Night. Students are recommended to bring a hoodie or light jacket as classrooms are often air-conditioned and sometimes students may feel cold. Students are also recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes as students will do a lot of walking in destination cities. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we also ask students to bring refillable water bottles that they can carry with them on excursions. Our destination countries may have differently shaped power outlets and voltages than your home country. Students should bring a power adapter along with whatever other chargers or electronic devices they may need. We also recommend students to pack props which they may want to use in their Talent Show.

    Our students have a full programme of classes and activities, and as such we know where they are. At night time, we will also have checking procedure to make sure all students are in their rooms.

    Yes, we will provide 24/7 emergency number to your camp escorting teachers/ adults and students.

    All students and their activities are covered under our public liability insurance. At the same time, all students attending BlueSky camp are required to buy comprehensive travel insurance which cover overseas medical expenses, personal content etc…

    Students will be attended at all time by your own escorting teachers/ adults, as well as our camp managers and facilitators. Our hostels are typically equipped with surveillance system and guards. Students are not allowed to be out after 10:00pm.

    Yes, all of our meal providers are able to meet any dietary needs. Please fill in the health information form attached in our student registration form.

    Boys and girls will be placed in separate rooms. They could be on different floors or on the same floor. Typically escorting teachers/adults may stay on the same floor as students for easy group control, and on-site staff regularly check to make sure students are safe and in their rooms.

    Depending on the allocation of hostels and classrooms, classes and hostels may be at the same university or school, or otherwise.

    Our Camp Facilitators are trained to run fun-filled team-building activities. Debriefing after the activities will help students to understand main leadership & team-building learning points.

    We have a carefully selected list of attractions at destination cities to give students a chance to get to know the city, as well as to visit educational centres, historical monuments and museums. Visits to famous universities and college campuses have also inspired our students to strive for academic excellence.

    Check out our photo galleries to see our participants in action, and see our detailed schedule for the full course details.

    Yes, Blue Sky staff operate according to Child Safeguarding laws and best practice. Students will be supervised at all times with staff staying in the same accommodation as our students. Additionally, group leaders accompanying students will also stay in the same accommodation to ensure appropriate cover.

    All courses will offer a minimum of 12 hours of cultural workshop lessons or Leadership and Public Speaking classes per week.

    Maximum class-size is 25 students in Singapore and Sydney camps, and 20 students in London camps.

    Our students generally come from all over the world. Naturally, for Singapore and Australia camps, more students from the Asia Pacific region are expected due to their geographical locations.

    Yes, students will receive a certificate of completion if their attendance is at least 90% of classes. We require students to attend all classes, except due to health reasons.

    It's not unusual for children, especially younger ones away from home for the first time, to feel homesick the first few days. Most get over it quickly and go on to have a wonderful time. We provide structure and keep campers busy from the moment they arrive, which helps to shift their focus away from home to new friends and having fun. By the end of the first week, the routine is familiar and the homesickness has passed for the majority of campers.

    Yes, they are allowed to call parents during the evening before bed and if there is an emergency. We encourage both parents and students to not be in constant contact throughout the day as it is distracting from their lessons and activities.

    In all our years of running programmes, we have never suffered a major incident. In the course of outdoor activities, our staff are trained in first aid and will always try to prevent accidents like knee scrapes and falls.

    BlueSky is insured by public liability insurance but for individual students they should purchase their own travel and medical insurance. A detailed policy schedule is available at https://www.bluesky-education.com/policy.html.

    At every camp we will have at least one trained first aider who will be present on site and during all activities and excursions. In the dormitories, our staff conduct regular checks throughout the day and night, with a roll count in the morning and before lights out.

    Our participants range from 7 to 18 years old, and we will pair them up by similar age and gender.

    Participants should be able to communicate in basic English and are able to move around easily within the campus. Note that some campuses are not wheelchair friendly. They should also have individual travel documents with at least 6 months validity, and possess the relevant visas for entry into the respective countries. Please see the country pages for more information.

    If you are keen to sign up for a programme, you are encouraged to do so online at the course page. All courses are priced in USD.

    You will be issued a receipt upon signup, and we will contact you within 24 hours to verify your registration and answer any queries you may have. If you haven’t received any emails or calls from us, please let us know at support@blueskyeducation.com

    We regret that we are only able to accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express or telegraphic transfers. Please contact us if you wish to make a telegraphic transfer.

    If you are withdrawing from a programme 90 days before its commencement, you can get a full refund minus the administrative fees charged by the credit card company/bank. You will be allowed a refund of 50% for cancellations within 90 days, and no refunds will be allowed within 2 weeks from commencement.

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