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.
An English Language Plus Adventure Activities Summer Camp For 13-16 Year Olds
Over the two-week programme, Bucky Adventure students take part in six incredible adventure sessions. No experience is needed for any Adventure activities so it is the ideal opportunity to try something new.
The South Downs is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and students will be able to experience this first hand as they handle the terrain on their mountain bikes.
Kayaking & Raft Building
Students travel to Lake Ardingly to try out kayaking as well as building rafts as team using only barrels, wood and rope.
Riding a board on four wheels with pneumatic tires, mountain boards can handle a variety of different landscapes as well as ramps and jumps.
Horse Riding & Wall Climbing
For many it is their first time riding a horse, as students visit Plumpton’s highly rated stables before taking charge of their own horse and riding off. Afterwards, students go rock-climbing and a specially made climbing wall.
Sailing also at Lake Ardingly, and students are taught the basics of sailing before setting off into the lake to test themselves on the water.
Students learn how to survive a night camping in the English countryside, learning skills such as how to build a shelter, make a campfire and live in the wilderness.
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.
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.
This agricultural college is located in Plumpton at the foot of the South Downs, only a 20 minute drive to Brighton.
Having acres of forests and hills, this marvellous outdoors area provides students with an excellent opportunity to undertake many exciting outdoor activities and sports.
- 20 hours of English tuition each week
- 2 full day excursions and 1 half day trip per week
- Adventure activities including mountain biking, sailing, raft building and horse riding.
- Bucksmore end-of-course Assessment
- Maximum class size of 11 students