I have to say it’s been difficult once again to see our summer school plans altered due to Covid. So many activities we’ve been planning since 2019 are still waiting to see the light of day. But I’m determined to be positive about it, and that’s why at ABC Cambridge, Summer 2022 will be the most magical summer yet.
I say magical, because in Summer 2022 we’ll be running something we’ve never done before for our junior guests: Wizardry Weeks
That’s right, in the midst of our standard activity programmes, we’ll be running two special weeks for all the Harry Potter fans out there. We feel the time will be right to try something new, and we’ve got a whole new set of never-before-seen activities that should banish any post-pandemic blues.
Should you book one of our Wizardry Weeks, juniors will still get English lessons in the mornings as normal, but over lunchtime our Activity Leaders will be spreading their magic to turn the school into a fantasy world that brings your favourite stories to life. Witches and wizards can will improve their English without even realising because they’re having so much fun.
Students can anticipate indoor and outdoor activities at our brilliantly-equipped Summer Centre, situated in the midst of this iconic university city, steeped in academic tradition and full of Hogwarts-esque architecture. If you’re one of our adult students, we can organise a college tour for you, and the cobbled streets of Rose Crescent are enough to transport anyone straight to Hogsmeade village! Not only that, but you’ll be walking in the footsteps of real Harry Potter alumni. Actress Emma Thompson studied at Cambridge and was famously a part of ‘Footlights’, the University’s drama group which holds sessions right next to our headquarters.
Once the sorting ceremony has taken place, the young witches and wizards can make their very own wands, the perfect accessory for a week of magical activities. We are also very happy for students to bring costumes to wear, if they want to.
If that’s tempting you and you want a further sneak peak into what afternoons will look like on Wizardry Weeks, juniors can have a tasty Tuesday with a chocolate frog themed session, and a range of crafty activities means they will leave at the end of their week with a backpack stuffed full of wizardry-themed creations to remind them of the fun they’ve had.
Students can get their blood pumping with a super scavenger hunt, and maybe even a certain sport on broomsticks! But the most exciting activity of the week will surely be our house points ceremony, a final roundup to decide the best house, and shower the champions in prizes!
Also included in the cost of Wizardry Week will be a half day excursion on Wednesday, and the fun doesn’t have to stop at the end of the afternoon. Parents, carers and children are invited to join us for two evening activities; a welcome reception on Monday and a movie night later in the week. No prizes for guessing which film we’ll be showing!
While you can just book for Wizardry Week if you choose, most of our students choose to visit us for at least two weeks so they have time to get the full Cambridge experience. You can have the best of both worlds if you book a regular week as well, and try out all the classically Cambridge activities like punting and college tours, as well as some of our other incredible offerings, like water park visits, climbing, and swimming at the onsite pool.
I know it’s a long time away to be thinking about summer 2022, but I wanted to share some good news with all of our ABC Cambridge family, near and far. We want you to know that as soon as it’s safe to do so, we’ll be ready to spread some magic for you again. If you’d like to book onto one of our Wizardry Weeks, or any of our summer 2022 courses, you can do so here:
Allegra Goodwin, Student Experience Manager