Plumpton College is an amazing location at the foot of the South Downs and only 20 minutes away from the seaside town of Brighton. The College is an agricultural college during the academic year and as such it has a working farm; an Animal Care Centre; stables including one of the best horse-riding schools in the country; and beautiful grounds which can be used for outside activities.
Bucksmore Animal Care
Run in Plumptons specialist Animal Care unit for students aged 13 to 16
Activities & Excursions
Students on Bucksmore Summer (Animal Care) join with all students at Plumpton College for activities and excursions. The timetable is planned and organised by a dedicated Activity Manager, who is responsible for choosing and coordinating weekly activities and excursions. One of the key responsibilities of an Activity Manager is to respond to student requests and ensure that all students have a fantastic time during their stay.
Each week, there are two full-day excursions and one half-day trip to a variety of destinations. Students are accompanied by staff on all excursions, and can be given free-time if appropriate. Popular visits include:
At least one excursion per week will take students to London. In previous years, students have gone all over the city, to an assortment of museums, landmarks and attractions.
All students go on the ‘Politics & Royalty’ tour of central London, seeing world-famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
This seaside town is a classic British holiday resort. Choose to go shopping in The Lanes, ride a rollercoaster on Brighton Pier or take a leisurely stroll along the beach.
Always a student favourite! Thorpe Park is one of Europe’s biggest and most exciting theme parks in Europe, with seven rollercoasters and five water rides.
The social programme is an important part of any summer school experience, and is great way for students to socialise and practice their English with each other. In addition to traditional activities such as sports tournaments, talent shows and discos, other examples of Bucksmore activities include:
There is a zombie outbreak in the school! In order to survive, students reach several health checkpoints around the school without being “bitten” (tagged). If infected by a zombie, students become a zombie themselves and must infect as many “humans” as possible!
Beat The Clock
At various locations around the school are different challenges that students must complete as quickly as possible.
Word has gotten out that Granny’s candy has become very popular, but the evil chocolate factory is trying to push out her out of the business by getting their minions to steal her candy. Each team has been hired on a mission by the Granny’s Candy Company to acquire candy from her candy makers and transport it to a safe location.
- 15 hours of English tuition each week
- 7.5 hours of animal care classes each week
- 2 full-day excursions and 1 half-day excursion
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sporting, cultural and fun games
- Bucksmore end-of-course Assessment
- Maximum class size of 11 students