Sport and Games, Excursions, Activities and Entertainment

Our programme offers a well-balanced timetable of English tuition, sport and fun activities combined with outings to recreational and cultural centres. The school has a superb sports hall, an excellent heated indoor swimming pool and well maintained sports fields. There is also a drama/dance studio, art and cookery rooms and a first class concert/assembly hall.

Activities

During the afternoons there is a choice of 5-8 activity options, at least two of which are non-sporting. All students are expected to participate in the programme. Activities include, for example, football, basketball, swimming, rugby, hockey, baseball, table tennis, cricket, volleyball, water polo, aerobics, trampolining, cookery, board games, drama, walk on the Downs, jewellery making, art and craft, yoga, origami, music, dance, walk to beach (and many more!). Every Friday afternoon, students have the opportunity to visit Eastbourne town centre and/or the beach. Every Friday evening there is a BBQ followed by a formal presentation of prizes and leavers' certificates followed by a disco. Evening entertainment can include quiz games, concerts, talent contests, discos, karaoke, trip to Eastbourne Pier, to name but a few.

During the course, there will be evening outings to the local cinema and to ten-pin bowling - which are included in the course fee.

Excursions

Excursions, which change weekly, take place (usually) on a Wednesday and Sunday. A full day in London at a tourist attraction is included, as well as other places of cultural interest. Our staff always accompany students on all visits. Trips planned for 2012 included:

All excursions, including entrance fees and tickets, are included in the weekly course fee. There are no additional costs.

Optional Sports Tuition

In addition to the inclusive sports and activities programme, it is possible to book specialist sports coaching in certain sports. This tuition takes place in small groups and is available to students of all abilities. All sports are led by professional and qualified instructors. This is an optional extra and not compulsory. We recommend students only book these options for sports they really enjoy, as they will miss the timetabled activity. All equipment is provided, but some students prefer to bring their own.

  • Sailing/Canoeing

    For students aged 12 years and above. Two hours on 1, 2 or 3 afternoons per week. At Spray Sports Sailing Club on Eastbourne Beach. Fully qualified instructor.
  • Windsurfing

    For students aged 12 years and above. Two hours on 1, 2 or 3 afternoons per week. At Spray Sports Sailing Club on Eastbourne Beach. Fully qualified instructor.
  • Tennis

    Coaching is available in small groups for players of all abilities for 2 hours on 3 afternoons per week, (6 hours). LTA Professional Licensed Coach.
  • Swimming

    Lessons for beginners only. One hour on 1, 2 or 3 afternoons per week. Professional and certified swimming instructor at Moira House Pool.
  • Golf

    On local course with Resident Golf Professional in small groups. 2 hours on 3 afternoons per week, (6 hours).
  • Horseriding

    At nearby equestrian centre for students of all abilities. 1 hour sessions are available once, twice or three times per week. Professional instructor.
  • Mountain Biking

    At Cuckmere Valley on either hilly or flat routes (according to standard). Professional tuition. 1 afternoon per week, (2 hours).

Pro-sports options are popular and there are limited places available. Thus, early booking is recommended if boys and girls are interested in taking part in above sports tuition.