Pembroke College was founded by King James I in 1624, and the school takes place in the Sir Geoffrey Arthur Building, an idyllic self-contained campus on the banks of the River Thames, less than a mile away from Oxford city centre.
Developing key skills for future leaders of their generation
Activities and Excursions
Bucksmore Young Leader’s 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:
Excursions to London can take many forms, such as walking tours of famous locations such as central London (Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and 10 Downing Street) and Greenwich (Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum & the Cutty Sark). Numerous areas are also visited, such as museums, landmarks, attractions and shopping districts.
This world-famous university city is a place of scenic beauty. Students marvel at picturesque college buildings while punting down the river, before navigating their way through Cambridge’s historic streets.
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.
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:
Murder Mystery Night
The College is transformed into a crime scene, as one of the counsellors have been murdered! Students are all given characters and new identities, and spend the evening solving clues and gaining information from each other in order to find out who the murderer is.
Based on the famous television University quiz, students are split into teams and have to face a serious of interactive questions and tasks.
After an initial orientation of their chosen location, students are encouraged to discover their surroundings with their friends in their ‘freestyle’ periods – when students can sign out of the school in small groups of friends to explore the local shops, landmarks and cafés.
- 28 hours of leadership tuition each week
- 2 full day excursions
- Full afternoon and evening activity programme including sporting, cultural and fun games
- Detailed report card upon graduation
- Maximum class size of 11 students