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A major part of the Oswestry ethos - learning for life, not just for school - comes from the belief that what happens outside the classroom is every bit as important as what happens in it. In joining the Summer School programme, you will gain access to a whole wealth of exciting experiences and activities that will equip you with skills of communication, teamwork and leadership.

As well as the regular menu of co-curricular options from which you will be able to choose - all pupils on the Summer Programme will take part in what we like to call our' big' ticket events.

These events have been designed, to break the ice, to build confidence and to take pupils out of their comfort zone in the most enjoyable way possible. 

On the first Saturday of the Summer School, all pupils will work together to put on a 'play in a day'. Working with professional drama teachers, they will devise, produce and perform a dramatic piece at a gala performance in the evening which we hope to be able to share through live stream with parents and guardians around the world. Don't worry if you don't feel you are a natural performer, our team will work with you to make sure you are comfortable with what you are doing!

Pupils participate in live stream International Music Project

On the second Saturday, we will be inviting professional musicians from an award-winning musical group, Chameleon 4tet onto the site to work with you to put on a concert from scratch. These experienced players are highly skilled at working with musicians of all abilities - so no matter if you are a virtuoso looking for a solo or consider yourself to be entirely lacking in musical ability, there will be a place for you. Again, we hope to be able to stream the concert to parents, guardians and agencies around the world.

Chameleon 4tet show off their skills with a fiendishly complex arrangement.

Given Oswestry's powerful reputation for sport, it will come as no surprise that our final Saturday takes us into the world of the Olympic Games. With the school site only a stone's throw away from the village the birthed the modern games, we'll be digging into that heritage as we set up a day of physical, athletic, mental and teambuilding challenges with a medal ceremony to finish.

Of course the programme will involve a whole host of excursions to - with a half-day trip each Wednesday and Friday and a full day trip every Sunday. These will include:

  • Hill-walking in the beautiful Cardingmill Valley
  • Oxford University
  • Cadair Idris
  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Shrewsbury
  • Blist's Hill Victorian Town

We can't wait to have you with us on the programme and to share with you this unique programme in such a unique place!

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Girls playing in house hockey

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