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Bellerbys College

Cambridge is world famous for its historic colleges, beautiful architecture and punting on the river Cam.

Our centre is located on Manor House campus of Bellerbys College, only 20 minutes from the town centre of Cambridge. We offer residential accommodation at Manor House and at the beautiful Jesus College in central Cambridge. We also offer the opportunity to stay in a local homestay.

Quick Facts

Location: Bellerbys College

Dates available: 28 Jun – 9 Aug

Ages: 12 – 17 (residential), 13 - 17 (homestay)

Accommodation: Standard single/twin room and Homestay

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Living

RESIDENTIAL

  • Manor House: all students stay on campus that has a cosy community feel, sports facilities and a lot of green space. Students standard single rooms with a shared bathroom ratio of 1:4 students. Each room contains a single bed, wardrobe, wash basin, desk and chair. Wi-Fi is available throughout. A £30 deposit is required upon arrival, replacement of lost room key is £45
  • Jesus College residence (available 5 July – 9 August) is part of the prestigious University of Cambridge located a short walk from the city centre (approx. 20 minutes). Students travel independently to Manor Campus for lessons etc. Students stay in standard single or twin rooms across 8 different town houses with one house parent in each. Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair Wi-Fi available throughout.
  • Laundry service available free of charge (both)
  • Bedrooms cleaned weekly (both)

HOMESTAY

  • Students are housed in pairs (twin rooms), with local host families
  • Students share bathroom with the homestay
  • Students receive half-board with their homestay family and eat lunch at the Manor House campus. Students receive a packed lunch from their homestay on the weekend.
  • Homestay students travel independently via public transport to Manor House
  • Travel time to campus can be up to 40 minutes. A weekly bus pass is provided as part of the program and taxis provided on certain evenings/weekends.

Food Options

Breakfast

Residence: Full English breakfast available Monday-Friday and buffet style continental breakfast on weekends.
Homestay: toast, jam, fruit, coffee or tea

 

Lunch

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.Packed lunches (provided at weekends): water, fruit, sandwich, crisps and biscuits/cake.

 

Evening Meal

Two courses, 3 options including a vegetarian and halal option.
Homestay: the food is always nicely prepared and typical for what the homestay would eat for dinner.

Snacks

Vending machines are available for drinks and confectionary.

Facilities

  • Large common room and movie lounge as well as a communal outdoor area
  • Students have access to sports field and sports hall
  • Wi-Fi throughout
MEALS
All meals are served in Manour House dining hall with packed lunches provided at weekends

Learning

  • Lessons are taught by friendly and professional English teachers
  • 20 x 45 minute lessons per week morning, or afternoon
  • Placement test on day 1 to ensure students in appropriate level
  • Maximum 15 students per class
  • Students will be placed in an international class with students of different nationalities
  • Curriculum with emphasis on communication skills
  • Many classrooms have interactive whiteboards
  • Materials included as well as an end of course report and certificate
  • Trinity exams preparation available
  • Classrooms are located at Manor House

Programme Information

Arrival

Students will be welcomed at campus reception where they will register, check in to their rooms and get their room keys.

Welcome

On the first evening, there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet the staff and the other students. They will get to know more about the campus, its facilities and other useful information which will help them during their stay.

 
 
 

Activities

Activities are organised inbetween lessons and during the evenings. These activities could be on-site and near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball or basketball.
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops.
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show, and team games.

Excursions and Trips

HALF-DAY TRIPS

  • Our students only go on local visits to Cambridge to explore the charming city on a walking tour or a city quiz.

FULL-DAY EXCURSIONS

  • London: Visit London several times, seeing places such as: the British Museum, the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, the National Gallery, Oxford street shopping and Hyde Park
  • Warwick Castle: Explore this spectacular medieval royal castle once owned by Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Oxford: Students can get to know the other famous university city and visit one of its most famous colleges
  • Stratford Upon Avon: Visit this beautiful town, the birthplace of Shakespeare
  • Ely Cathedral: This city features a beautiful Anglican cathedral and also includes a visit to Cambridge Botanical Gardens
  • Additional Cambridge: On full-day excursions students get to spend the day punting on River Cam, visit the Duxford IWM museum, visit Kings’s College and Granchester Meadows

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

  • Thorpe Park: Enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park
  • Norwich: Visit this beautiful city in Norfolk and its beautiful cathedral
  • Yarmouth Sea Life Centre: Get up close with over 1500 amazing marine creatures

3 WEEK SAMPLE PROGRAMMES

Extra

Each 14 night stay will include 2 local visits by foot or local transport to Cambridge with activities and 6 full-day excursions to other sites such as London, Oxford and Warwick Castle. Students also do full-day excursions in Cambridge to explore King’s College, try punting on River Cam, Duxford IWM and Granchester Meadows, among other places. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.This programme is for illustrative purposes only and is subject to amendments or alterations.

Cambridge Homestay: The Homestay programme has some differences to the below programme. On Sunday, Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings they spend time in their homestays instead of participating in on-site activities.

WEEK 1/4/7SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jun28 / Jul19 / Aug2Jun29 / Jul20 / Aug3Jun30 / Jul21 / Aug4Jul1 / Jul22 / Aug5Jul2 / Jul23 / Aug6Jul3 / Jul24 / Aug7Jul4 / Jul25 / Aug8
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or optional
trip to Norwich
Walking Tour of
Cambridge
Full day trip to
London with
Westminster
Walking Tour &
Covent Garden
Lessons
Full day trip to
Cambridge with
Chauffered Punting
& Duxford IWM
Lessons
Full day trip to
Oxford, walking
tour and a College
visit
Afternoon
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Evening
Welcome and
Team Games
Capture the FlagKahoot Quiz Night
Embassy X-Factor
Karaoke
Photo Scavenger
Hunt
Photo Scavenger
Hunt
Film Night
Culture ClubBig Game Bingo

 

WEEK 2/5SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul5 / Jul26Jul6 / Jul27Jul7 / Jul28Jul8 / Jul29Jul9 / Jul30Jul10 / Jul31Jul11 / Aug1
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip to
Great Yarmouth
Sea Life Centre
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Lessons
Full day trip to
London with British
Museum and
Oxford Street
Shopping
Lessons
Full day trip to
Cambridge Kings
College &
Granchester
Meadows
Full-day trip to
Warwick Castle
Afternoon
Cambridge City
Quiz
Evening
Welcome and
Speed Dating
Capture the FlagKahoot Quiz Night

Embassy X-Factor Karaoke

Photo Scavenger HuntPhoto Scavenger HuntFilm Night
Culture ClubBig Game Bingo

 

See sample programme

WEEK 3/6SUNDAYMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
Jul12 / Aug2Jul13 / Aug3Jul14 / Aug4Jul15 / Aug5Jul16 / Aug6Jul17 / Aug7Jul18 / Aug8
Morning
Arrivals /local
activities or
optional trip to
Thorpe Park
Walking Tour of
Cambridge
Full day trip to
London with
Science/Natural
History Museum &
Hyde Park
Lessons
Full day trip to Ely
Cathedral &
Cambridge
Botanical Gardens
Lessons
Full day trip to
Stratford upon
Avon &
Shakespeare’s
Birthplace
Afternoon
Testing /Induction
or Lessons
Evening
Welcome and Lip
Sync Battles
Beat the Staff!Fashion Show

Embassy Idol Karaoke

Dragon’s Den
Preparation
Scavenger HuntFilm Night
Culture Club

 

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