Making Holidays Fun

This summer the School is organising a variety of activities to keep children entertained throughout the summer holidays. Following on from the success of previous years of activities Ellesmere is offering a 5 week fun filled programme.

The summer is kicking off with 2 weeks of Multi-Activities from Monday 25th July to Friday 5th August, which is ideal for children aged 8 to 14 years old with a mixture of arts, drama, sports, swimming and much more. Chris Rogers, Sports Centre Manager and organiser of the summer activities commented Multi-Activities is a great way to spend the summer. We have lots of fun, with children taking part in a variety of activities. It has developed greatly since its introduction three years ago and each summer we are offering even more. Parents have commented that it is great for children to be active and build new friendships over the summer.

The summer moves on to 2 weeks of Adventure+ from Monday 8th to Friday 19th August. Participants aged from 11 to 15 years old will have the opportunity to Canoe and Kayak on the local mere, and develop Rock Climbing and Orienteering skills with outdoor pursuits expert, Martin Digby. Other activities will take place on site at the School including team building, outdoor sports and swimming. Chris commented During the Easter holidays, the Adventure+ course received great reviews from participants and parents, who enjoyed the course that was on offer. This is the third time we are running it, having made further changes to further enhance the experience.

Due to popular demand, the Tennis Academy Camp will be running again this summer. Held between Monday 1st to Friday 5th August, the camp offers children a week of outstanding tennis coaching with Nikki Hoy, Tennis Academy Director, and her team of coaches. In the mornings, the players will have skills coaching and participate in drills to develop their tennis game and then compete in competitions during the afternoon, before finishing off each day with a fun swim.

For the first time this summer Ellesmere will be welcoming the Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy the fun-filled cricket course is for all cricket enthusiasts aged between 5 and 15 year olds. It will run from Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August. The week will be filled with quality coaching, challenges and games. Early booking is recommended as places are already beginning to be filled.

Andrew Flintoff commented, Im delighted my Academy is at Ellesmere College this summer.  I have devoted much time recently on my Academy. I've been working on the curriculum and we've got some fantastic coaches on board.

This year, too, the School is running its ever popular Rugby Pre-Season Camp over 2 weeks from Monday 15th to Friday 26th August.  It is an excellent camp to prepare players for the new Rugby season; players will receive excellent coaching and take part in a variety of games and drills. The course will be led by Academy Coach Alex Murphy, a former professional player for Gwent Dragons and Cardiff Blues, who will be bringing a new professional approach to this years camp.

Chris and his team of leaders have a large variety of experience which enables them to offer a fun and safe environment for children this summer. The majority of activities will take place in the Schools excellent sports facilities and include lunch. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Chris on 01691 626540 or

20th June 2011  Back to News