20 Jan, 2020
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Yew Chung International School (Yew Chung) and our sister school have long placed strong emphasis on students’ holistic education. We not only train students in their academic skills, but also place high importance on their character development, so that they can achieve both academic and character excellence. Since 2006, an English learning and cultural centre is established in the United Kingdom for total English language immersion. The first learning centre is located in a traditional English village in Somerset – Sibley’s Barn. In order to further enrich our programme and provide more overseas learning opportunities for our students, a new campus was established in 2016, known as Knowle Hall. It is a newly redecorated Victorian-era country house, built on 15 acres of land in beautiful open parkland, situated close to our Sibley’s Barn Centre. Students engage in cultural exchange with local students through group activities and social services, and enhance their knowledge on school subjects such as Science and Mathematics, Nature and Environmental Protection, and Culture and Arts.
Somerset Cultural Centre (Knowle Hall) will launch two summer programmes this year: University Preparation Summer Programme and Knowle Hall Summer Camp.
1) University Preparation Summer Programme will be held between June 29 and July 20, 2020 and is exclusively offered to our Year 11 students and up, as well as Year 10 students who would like to undertake an academic challenge.
2) Knowle Hall Summer Camp will be held between July 27 and August 16, 2020 and is open to Yew Chung and external students aged 9-13.
The Summer Programme includes a series of visits to top Russell Group Universities in the South of England, including University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Bath, etc. It will focus on broadening student’s social network, developing their leadership and teamwork skills, and familiarising themselves with the university application process. Students will participate in UCAS workshops to understand more about university selection and personal statement writing. Apart from academic courses, students can also join gardening class, eco tours, cultural tours, etc.
The Summer Camp is a great opportunity for students to immerse themselves into Western culture, engage in English language and improve their cross-cultural understanding. Students will participate in Knowle Hall programme and attend a local English summer camp, Laser Summer Camp. Through engaging in Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre Programme, Outposts and Space Day, students are able to learn about Gardening & Ecology, Sports, Health & Wellbeing, etc. Students will also get a chance to watch sports tournaments as evening activities and visit Oxford Colleges as weekend activities.