Making Holidays Fun

During the forthcoming Easter School Holidays will be providing 2 weeks of activities for children aged between 8 and 15 years old. The courses include Adventure+, Cricket, Multi-Activities and Tennis.

Starting on Tuesday 6th April, following the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, the activities start with four days of Multi-Activities which offers a large variety of activities for children aged 8 to 14 years old to enjoy. The activities range from basketball, football and softball with many more sports to swimming in the School indoor pool. The children also participate in drama and fun games in the Schools Arts Centre, an Easter treasure hunt around the Schools site will be conducted and Easter based arts and crafts will be created.

Also starting on Tuesday 6th April is the highly successful Tennis Camp. Players will be coached to a high level from Tennis Director Nikki Hoy and assistant Ollie Gold. The camp will give players 4 days of excellent tuition on all aspects of tennis in preparation for the upcoming summer. Days will finish with a relaxing swim for the participants aged 8 to 15 years old.

During the second week of activities the School will be offering its second Adventure+ course. Following on from the success of last summers first Adventure+ course participants will have the opportunity to canoe along the canal, take part in a mountain biking session around the College grounds, visit the Adventure Ropes course near Shrewsbury to take part in a variety of activities including climbing wall, parachute simulator and tunneling. As well as activities and sports on the College site led by the Sports Centre Manager, Chris Rogers and his team, also joining the team again is local outdoor pursuits expert Martin Digby. Chris commented to have Martin on board for a second year the course is developing into an exciting proposition for children. This Easters course has developed from feedback on last years course, we are excited to see what the children think this year and work closely with them to see what they want offered in future courses. There will also be the opportunity of a one night stay at Ellesmere possibly camping or using the Schools boarding facilities to give the group the experience of staying away from home and taking part in evening activities.

The final course available is the Pre-Season Cricket Camp which will give boys and girls between 8 and 15 years the opportunity to improve their skills on the 2-day camp. Lead by ECB level III coach tutor and Cricket Academy Director, Rod Jones, the players will participate in batting, bowling and fielding clinics to develop their skills for the upcoming season at club, county or school level.
All courses will include lunch and refreshments throughout the day and early drop offs or late pick ups are available to assist parents.

Chris said This is going to be an exciting Easter Holidays at Ellesmere College; we have developed a programme that children will enjoy and suit the needs of parents. We are striving to offer the best courses using our excellent facilities.

Further information contact Chris Rogers on 01691 626540 or

10th March 2010  Back to News