Students aged 8 - 12
Explore English language learning through a fully immersive programme of lessons, workshops, and activities.
Embark on a thrilling journey, where education mixes with adventure for 8-12-year-olds seeking a unique and unforgettable experience! Each day unfolds as a captivating exploration into core subjects tailored for young learners, including English, Mathematics, Science, History, and Art and Design. Our innovative approach blends traditional learning with dynamic activities, creating an enriching environment for every child.
At a Glance
English LevelA2+ (Pre-intermediate and above)
Academic Content15+ Hours of lessons per week
Starting Dates15th & 29th July 2024
LocationDragon School, Oxford
Our innovative Young Explorers programme is designed to mix lessons and activities as children explore key themes in a dynamic and engaging way to maximise their learning. Each theme is explored in four stages: Discover, Develop, Dare, and Time to Shine.
DiscoverA lesson introducing the core theme for the day and a knowledge base from which they will further explore the subject
DevelopApply newfound knowledge in engaging and collaborative ways in activities that not only reinforce learning but also encourage teamwork and creative expression
DareA surprise challenge on the theme that they have been exploring through the day
ShowtimeThe opportunity to showcase their new found knowledge and skills through interactive challenges
A Typical Day
Explore what a theme day looks like at Camp Dragon
Rise and Shine!
The day begins with a lively gathering as the entire school engages in a space-themed icebreaker, as they blast off for an exciting day ahead with active and interactive themed games.
We venture outdoors for a hands-on experiment session. Small groups collaborate to explore gravity principles through pendulum experiments and embark on a biodiversity scavenger hunt to unravel the wonders of the natural world and what is required for life on another planet.
Students participate in collaborative projects to launch paper rockets and explore the principles of physics and aerodynamics, design an experiment for the International Space Station, and understand the impact of living in space.
In the afternoon, the mystery unfolds with the ‘Dare’ session. Students immerse themselves in a surprise space-themed adventure, with challenges, action, and lots of fun.
The day concludes with the ‘Showtime!’ event, where students present their scientific experiments, share their findings, and actively engage in challenges that celebrate not just their newfound knowledge but also the spirit of teamwork. It signifies the completion of the Space Exploration Mission.
Rise and Shine!
Step into our time machine and begin our journey to explore the past and some of the most exciting periods of history.
Understand the skills needed by historians and archeologists. Why is critical thinking integral? How do you analyse different historical sources to work out what really happened? Our first stop is Ancient Egypt to look at hieroglyphs, break codes, and write our own stories.
As we journey through time, we now land in the 12th century as Oxford University is established and the city grows in importance. We’ll consider the reasons that Oxford grew in significance, and imagine what it would have been like to live in the Oxford during this time.
In the afternoon, the intrigue continues with the ‘Dare!’ session. Students embark on a surprise historical adventure— as they discover some of the hidden secrets Oxford has to offer.
The day’s learning adventure finishes with the ‘Showtime!’ event, as students proudly unveil their historical projects, with a diary entry written in the style of an historical Oxfordian.
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A warm and welcoming environment for young learners
The staff are not only highly skilled but also incredibly kind and nurturing, creating a warm and welcoming environment for young learners.Kateryna, Ukraine - Parent
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