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Week Two 17 – 21 July 2017

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Please note – our Early Bird Discount closed on 3 March 2017

(am) 3D modelling/sculpture carving - age 10 to 15 SOLD OUT

COURSE IS NOW FULL

3D modelling/sculpture carving

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              10 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £162 Full price £180

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: Do you enjoy making things with your hands?  This will be your chance to explore carving and manipulating materials to create sculptures.  Soap stone is a material you sand and carve in order to transform it into a form of your making.  Wire can be bent, woven, manipulated and you can transform it into creative three dimensional designs.

 

Course Tutor: Georgina Howling

Georgina Howling is a designer and teacher.  Working at the Perse teaching art to secondary school students, as well as delivering projects to different primary schools throughout Cambridgeshire.  She combines her teaching with jewellery designing and has an MA from the Royal College of Art in jewellery and metalwork.  She enjoys exploring many different materials within her work and helping others explore their creativity.

(am) Chess - age 8 to 11

Chess

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Are you confused by castling?  Or empowered by your knowledge of en passant?  Whether you are a budding chess player, or an experienced one, this is the course for you!  We will look at how to improve the beginning of your game by looking at the openings available, and also learn how to achieve checkmate by looking at some puzzles.  Chess has been around for thousands of years, isn’t it time you improved your game?

 

Course Tutor: James Rhatigan

James has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Durham University, qualified as a teacher from King’s College London, and then completed a Master’s in philosophy from Birkbeck College, London.  He enjoys playing chess and ran the chess club for four years at Whitgift School, and since September 2014 at the Perse.  He has also competed at county level a number of times.

(am) Contemporary UK and US Politics - age 15 to 17

Contemporary UK and US Politics

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              15 to 17

Cost per week:        Early bird £162 Full price £180

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: The course will cover the institutions and processes of UK and US politics in the context of current affairs.  Key features will include an examination of the results and implications of the EU Referendum and the Brexit negotiations with Brussels.  The outcome of the US presidential election and its impact on the US and the world.  The growth of nationalism across the globe and the challenges to the established political system.  The powers of the Prime Minister and US President.  The key roles of political parties and pressure groups.  Arguments for and against lowering the voting age.  There will be the opportunity to participate in seminar-style discussion, quizzes and debates that are a fundamental part of such a lively topic.  The sessions are accessible to all and would complement an application to university for any Humanities subject.

 

Course Tutor: Peter Richards

Peter has a BA and MA in American studies from the University of Nottingham.  An experienced teacher of history and politics, he joined the Perse in September 2013.  His MA dissertation was on Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programme.

(am) Cycling - age 11 to 15

Cycling

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: This course offers a mixture of skills and experience, and once the basic aspects of safety and maintenance have been covered we will be setting off to explore Cambridge and the local area.  Routes will be planned with pupils, and we will take snacks and drinks with us so that we can go further afield.

  1. Bikeability Level 3 advanced training (4 hours) – The next level up from the Bikeability Level 2 training which some of them would have already received.
  2. Bike Maintenance training (2 hours) – basic bike maintenance training based around fun games with our Velotech qualified instructors
  3. Pedal Powered Scalextric (1 hour) – pedal powered cars
  4. Bike Handling Games (4 hours) – off road bike games aim to improve and develop complex bike handling skills
  5. Grass Track Racing (2 hours) – competitive individual and team races including obstacles and more challenging tracks
  6. Bike ride (2 hours) – led bike ride with 4 instructors

 

Course Tutor: Outspoken instructors

All Outspoken instructors are enthusiastic about cycling and are keen to promote all forms of cycling.  To become qualified, professional National Standard instructors have been through an extensive training programme which is the only accredited training approved by The Department for Transport.  They have a wealth of experience coaching in schools on a weekly basis delivering fun and engaging cycling related activities helping children develop their skills and confidence to support them riding more.

(am) Dance - age 8 to 11

Dance

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: If you love to dance this is the course for you.  You will get to experience various dance styles from Street Dance to Contemporary and Jazz, plus many more.  We will explore these styles of dance and put together all the choreography that you have learnt into one BIG routine.  We will then get to put all your hard work into practice and perform this routine to an audience on the last day.  Throughout the week we will also explore choreographic skills that you can take away with you and use to choreograph your own routines.  If you love dancing or have never tried dancing then come along for a week filled of fun, games, laughter, dance and music.

 

Course Tutor: Nikki McGowan

Nikki is a professional dancer, actress, singer and model. She recently graduated from a full scholarship place at Bodywork in Cambridge and is pursuing her career in London where she has had plenty of experience on stage and screen.

(am) Hockey - age 8 to 11

Hockey

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Mad about hockey? Then you probably think it should be played all year round!  So whether you want to sharpen your skills, take your game to the next level, or just enjoy the great game, come and play some hockey this summer.  Promises to be fun-filled and action-packed with lots of games and challenges.

 

Course Tutor: To be confirmed

(am) Hockey - age 14 to 17

Hockey

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              14 to 17

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Mad about hockey? Then you probably think it should be played all year round!  So whether you want to sharpen your skills, take your game to the next level, or just enjoy the great game, come and play some hockey this summer.  Promises to be fun-filled and action-packed with lots of games and challenges.

 

Course Tutor: Redvers Wilbur

Redvers double majored in history and classics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, studying a broad range of history, ancient history and intellectual history. He teaches history, ancient history and classical studies at the Perse.  He also plays hockey for Cambridge City in the National League.

(am) Masterchef in Italy - age 11 to 15 SOLD OUT

COURSE IS NOW FULL

Masterchef in Italy

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £189 Full price £210

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: Italian lifestyle and cooking with a twist!  This course aims to give young people a taste of Italian food and flavours, including calzone and ravioli, with a fusion of modern, Mediterranean cuisine.  Each day we will make a two or three course meal with recipes of varying complexity and challenge for all cooking abilities.

 

Course Tutor: Dani Creese

Danielle obtained a degree in biology and psychology from the University of Bristol and has been teaching at the Perse for the past six years.  Danielle is a keen cook and has attended several Cambridge Cookery School courses herself as well as teaching cooking at the Perse Summer School.

(am) Multi Sport - age 8 to 11 and 11 to 15

Multi Sport

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              8 to 11 and 11 to 15 (please fill in correct age range section on the Reservation and Consent Form)

Cost per week:        Per morning session early bird £27 Full price £30.  Per week (mornings) early bird £135 Full price £150

NB this course can be booked by the session or for the whole week.  Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       20

 

Course Profile: Depending on the pupils who sign up there will be a rotation of sporting activities. These might include tennis, hockey, cricket, touch rugby, netball, rounders, badminton, basketball, table-tennis etc.

 

Course Tutor: Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey is a games coach at the Perse Prep.  He coaches all sports to all year groups, all year round including; rugby, football and hockey.  Rugby is his speciality and recently helped assist the Year 6 Perse Prep boys win the County Cup.  Jack graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), a renowned rugby/sport institute.  He graduated with first class honours in his degree and was awarded a BSc.  Since then he has coached and played at London Irish rugby club, which has seen him in many schools in South West London.  Upon his re-location to Cambridge he has coached at The Leys, Kings Ely and the Perse Upper.  He also heads up the Perse Pelican PE programme.  Rugby is his passion and he looks forward to passing on his knowledge to the younger generation to enjoy the sport as much as he does.

Ross Hayward is a England Hockey level 2 Coach. He is a current member of staff at the Perse where he supports the development of players and teams across all age groups.  Ross has coached at Cambridge City Hockey Club for the past 6 years where he has managed to gain promotion into the national league with the ladies first team and finish 3rd in the league in their return season. He has also supported the development of a number of junior players who have gone on to represent international teams.

Will Bidwell graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with an honours degree in education studies and history. In 2015 he completed his PGCE at the University of Cambridge.  Since then he has been a form teacher at the Perse Prep and been actively involved in the games department.  Will has led a range of sports teams and clubs at the Prep including hockey, football and cricket.  He believes that sport should be about having fun whilst developing physical and social skills, regardless of ability!

(am) Outdoor Pursuits: Multi Activity - age 8 to 11

Outdoor Pursuits: Multi Activity

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £189 Full price £210

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       24

 

Course Profile: The importance of team work is central to the course, and it will also include learning basic survival skills such as fire lighting and campfire cooking as well as experiencing challenges such as pioneering and bouldering (indoors on the new Perse purpose built facility).  There will also be one session off-site, paddle boarding and orienteering at Milton Country Park.  The course is open to all abilities and all you need to bring is enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved.

 

Course Tutor: Mark Bradley and Nicole Copeland

Mark has been at the Perse for 4 years after a successful career in the Royal Anglian Regiment, British Army.  He is a very experienced outdoors pursuits leader having been on numerous UK and International expeditions with the school’s outdoor program.  His huge skill set ranges from survival skills to expedition medicine and he has a wealth of experience of surviving in the wilderness.  Nicole has been a member of the Perse Outdoor Pursuits Department for over 9 years, working with Ascent Group, Wilderness Group, POP and Summit 10.  She has been on numerous winter and summer camps throughout the UK, with involvement in the backwoods cooking activities and is also first aid qualified.

(am) Print making - age 12 to 16

Print making

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              12 to 16

Cost per week:        Early bird £153 Full price £170

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: A short course in print making.  The course will cover the following basic printing techniques, mono printing, dry point etch and lino cutting.  An exciting course that will bring out your creative side and will result in a set of prints for you to take away.

 

Course Tutor: Julie Griffiths

Julie has a degree in fine art specialising in painting and print.  She also has a Masters in children’s book illustration, and has exhibited pieces of work in various galleries around the country.  She is a qualified teacher with 18 years of experience.

(am) Tennis - age 14 to 17

Tennis

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              14 to 17

Cost per week:        Early bird £153 Full price £170

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: Tennis – high performance camp for experienced players

Advanced players: this course is aimed at those players with competitive tennis experience.  You will work on the basics, serving accuracy and playing under pressure.  There will be a chance to improve your singles and doubles tactics, enhance your net play, raise your fitness levels and play competitive matches.

 

Course Tutor: Charles Harcourt

Charles has been a professional tennis coach since 1997.  He has coached at Cambridge L.T.C (1997-2002), Hills Road Tennis Centre (1999 to date) and Cocks and Hens L.T.C (2011 to date).  He has been the Perse Upper coach since 2011.  Charles has been Professional Tennis Registry qualified since May 1997 and an annual PTR conference attendee since 2006 at Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

(am) Writing for Performance - age 11 to 15

Writing for Performance

Week:                        Week 2 (am)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Do you love creative writing?  Do you love performing?  Are you looking for a way to combine these two interests to nurture your skills and passion further?  This exciting course will cover writing for a variety of performing purposes including playwriting, giving speeches, debating and advertising.  It will use drama to bring your writing alive and you will learn to develop your public speaking talents whilst discovering the joys of writing for performance.

 

Course Tutor: Charlie Bown

Charlie graduated from the University of Bristol with an honours degree in drama: theatre, film and television in 2008.  In 2010 she completed a PGCE at the University of Cambridge.  Since then she has taught in mainstream and special schools in Cambridgeshire and has also taught creative writing to a wide set of audiences.  Charlie has led numerous drama groups, taken shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and worked with young people in schools to inspire a wealth of performances.  She believes that the best learning takes place when children are actively immersed in the subject matter – something that is of great importance when studying writing and the performing arts.

(pm) Book binding - age 11 to 15

Book Binding

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £171 Full price £190

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       11

 

Course Profile: Students will explore creative methods of book binding; from a simple stitch bound notebook to a hard cover concertina design.  It will be up to you to design and execute your desired book using the key skills you will be shown.  You will be able to explore creative paper working, making cards and notebooks, as well as marbling paper.

 

Course Tutor: Georgina Howling

Georgina Howling is a designer and teacher. Working at the Perse teaching art to secondary school students, as well as delivering projects to different Primary schools throughout Cambridgeshire.  She combines her teaching with jewellery designing and has an MA from the Royal College of Art in jewellery and metalwork.  She enjoys exploring many different materials within her work and helping others explore their creativity.

(pm) Cricket - age 8 to 15

Cricket

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              8 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       24

 

Course Profile: The course will provide opportunities for pupils of all abilities to further develop their love for the sport and their own techniques. The course will feature a variety of fun and exciting ways to learn and develop skills through game play.  Ideas such as quick, diamond and conveyor belt cricket will be played.  There will also be a focus on the 4 main aspects of the game: technical, tactical, physical and mental throughout the sessions.

 

Course Tutor: Dan Nicholes and Jaime Edwards

Daniel is Head of PE, boys’ cricket and football at the Prep. He is a professional sports coach with qualifications in football, cricket, rugby, netball and gymnastics.  Jaime is Head of girls’ cricket and netball at the Prep.  She oversaw the introduction of cricket for girls three years ago and is passionate about bringing it to as many children as possible.  Daniel and Jaime are both ECB level 2 cricket coaches.

(pm) Command the Past: Empires - age 11 to 15 SOLD OUT

COURSE IS NOW FULL

Command the Past: Empires

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £153 Full price £170

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: The popular virtual history course returns, but this time with a twist.  Last year we used games from the Total War franchise to ‘replay’ some of the great battles from history, pitting our wits and skills against some of the greatest commanders of all time.  This year we turn from battle tactics to war and statecraft, as we attempt to put our empire building to the test.  Students will use some of the latest game engines to see if they have what it takes to beat down their rivals, work with their allies and forge new dominions.  Will they, like Caesar, be able to claim that they came, saw and conquered!

 

Course Tutor: Redvers Wilbur

Redvers double majored in history and classics at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand, studying a broad range of history, ancient history and intellectual history.  He teaches history, ancient history and classical studies at the Perse.

(pm) Dance - age 11 to 15

Dance

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: If you love to dance this is the course for you.  You will get to experience various dance styles from street dance to contemporary and jazz, plus many more.  We will explore these styles of dance and put together all the choreography that you have learnt into one BIG routine.  We will then get to put all your hard work into practice and perform this routine to an audience on the last day.  Throughout the week we will also explore choreographic skills that you can take away with you and use to choreograph your own routines.  If you love dancing or have never tried dancing then come along for a week filled of fun, games, laughter, dance and music.

 

Course Tutor: Nikki McGowan

Nikki is a professional dancer, actress, singer and model. She recently graduated from a full scholarship place at Bodywork in Cambridge and is pursuing her career in London where she has had plenty of experience on stage and screen.

(pm) Masterchef: Baking - age 8 to 11 SOLD OUT

COURSE IS NOW FULL

Masterchef: Baking

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £189 Full price £210

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: With the numerous cooking and baking shows including Masterchef and the infamous Great British Bake Off encouraging young chefs to try their hand at various complex recipes, this course aims to give young people a chance to develop some everyday skills of their own to avoid those “throw your failed showstopper into the bin” moments.  The complexity of each recipe will vary every day so a range of recipes with differing preparation and cooking times are encountered, which can then be used for any possible future occasions.  The final day will have a specific focus on the ultimate British picnic (come rain or shine!).

 

Course Tutor: Dani Creese

Danielle obtained a degree in biology and psychology from the University of Bristol and has been teaching at the Perse for the past six years.  Danielle is a keen cook and has attended several Cambridge Cookery School courses herself as well as teaching cooking at the Perse Summer School.

(pm) Maths for Older Kids - age 15 to 17

Maths for Older Kids

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              15 to 17

Cost per week:        Early bird £162 Full price £180

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: In this course you will look at a variety of topics from GCSE in greater depth, preparing you for either an A Level or IB course in mathematics.  We will also look off syllabus completely to discover topics that are not taught until degree level, but require only GCSE understanding of the subject.

 

Course Tutor: James Rhatigan

James has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Durham University, qualified as a teacher from King’s College London, and then completed a Master’s in philosophy from Birkbeck College, London.  He enjoys playing chess and ran the chess club for four years at Whitgift School, and since September 2014 at the Perse.  He has also competed at county level a number of times.

(pm) Multi Sport - age 8 to 11 and 11 to 15

Multi Sport

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              8 to 11 and 11 to 15 (please fill in correct age range section on the Reservation and Consent Form)

Cost per week:        Per afternoon session early bird £27 Full price £30.  Per week (afternoons) early bird £135 Full price £150

NB this course can be booked by the session or for the whole week.  Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       20

 

Course Profile: Depending on the pupils who sign up there will be a rotation of sporting activities.  These might include tennis, hockey, cricket, touch rugby, netball, rounders, badminton, basketball, table-tennis etc.

 

Course Tutor: Jack Harvey

Jack Harvey is a games coach at the Perse Prep school.  He coaches all sports to all year groups, all year round including; rugby, football and hockey.  Rugby is his speciality and recently helped assist the Year 6 Perse Prep boys win the County Cup.  Jack graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UWIC), a renowned rugby/sport institute.  He graduated with first class honours in his degree and was awarded a BSc.  Since then he has coached and played at London Irish rugby club, which has seen him in many schools in South West London.  Upon his re-location to Cambridge he has coached at The Leys, Kings Ely and the Perse Upper School.  He also heads up the Perse Pelican PE programme.  Rugby is his passion and he looks forward to passing on his knowledge to the younger generation to enjoy the sport as much as he does.

Ross Hayward is a England Hockey level 2 Coach.  He is a current member of staff at the Perse School where he supports the development of players and teams across all age groups.  Ross has coached at Cambridge City Hockey Club for the past 6 years where he has managed to gain promotion into the national league with the ladies first team and finish 3rd in the league in their return season.  He has also supported the development of a number of junior players who have gone on to represent international teams.

Will Bidwell graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with an honours degree in education studies and history.  In 2015 he completed his PGCE at the University of Cambridge.  Since then he has been a form teacher at the Perse Prep and been actively involved in the Games department.  Will has led a range of sports teams and clubs at the Prep including hockey, football and cricket.  He believes that sport should be about having fun whilst developing physical and social skills, regardless of ability!

(pm) Mythical beasts pop up book - age 9 to 11

Mythical beasts pop up book

 Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              9 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £162 Full price £180

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: This course will focus on basic paper engineering to create pop ups of four mythical beasts.  Each mythical beast will form a double page spread in a small but exciting book.  Every day you will be introduced to a new and increasingly complex technique and as your confidence grows you can adapt the templates so that your beasts truly become yours.  The final day will involve constructing the book, including end papers, a title page and a cover.  You will take away a wealth of fun, exciting beasts, fun techniques you can develop into other things such as greeting cards or further books and all wrapped up in a neat little book.

 

Course Tutor: Julie Griffiths

Julie has a degree in fine art specialising in painting and print.  She also has a Master’s in children’s book illustration, and has exhibited pieces of work in various galleries around the country.  She is a qualified teacher with 18 years of experience.

(pm) Outdoor Pursuits: Multi Activity - age 11 to 15

Outdoor Pursuits: Multi Activity

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              11 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £189 Full price £210

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       24

 

Course Profile: The importance of team work is central to the course, and it will also include learning basic survival skills such as fire lighting and campfire cooking as well as experiencing challenges such as pioneering and bouldering (indoors on the new Perse purpose built facility).  There will also be one session off-site, paddle boarding and orienteering at Milton Country Park.  The course is open to all abilities and all you need to bring is enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved.

 

Course Tutor: Mark Bradley and Nicole Copeland

Mark has been at the Perse for 4 years after a successful career in the Royal Anglian Regiment, British Army.  He is a very experienced outdoors pursuits leader having been on numerous UK and International expeditions with the school’s outdoor program.  His huge skill set ranges from survival skills to expedition medicine and he has a wealth of experience of surviving in the wilderness.  Nicole has been a member of the Perse Outdoor Pursuits Department for over 9 years, working with Ascent Group, Wilderness Group, POP and Summit 10.  She has been on numerous winter and summer camps throughout the UK, with involvement in the backwoods cooking activities and is also first aid qualified.

(pm) Tennis - age 8 to 11

Tennis

Week:                        Week 2 (pm)

Age Group:              8 to 11

Cost per week:        Early bird £144 Full price £160

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Tennis for beginners

This is an exciting first time experience for newcomers to tennis. Have you ever wanted to learn how to play a 20 shot rally or serve?  We give you a racquet and the foam balls, you bring along a smile and bags of enthusiasm and energy.  You will be able to rally with friends and challenge a mum or dad to a game after the 5 day course.

 

Course Tutor: Charles Harcourt

Charles has been a professional tennis coach since 1997.  He has coached at Cambridge L.T.C (1997-2002), Hills Road Tennis Centre (1999 to date) and Cocks and Hens L.T.C (2011 to date).  He has been the Perse Upper School coach since 2011.  Charles has been Professional Tennis Registry qualified since May 1997 and an annual PTR conference attendee since 2006 at Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA.

(pm) Overnight Camp - age 9 to 15 Friday 21 July

Overnight Camp

Week:                        Week 2 Friday 21 July

Age Group:              9 to 15

Cost per week:        Early bird £54 Full price £60

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       10

 

Course Profile: Fancy a Friday night out while your children enjoy an overnight camp?  Pupils will register at 6pm and will spend the evening on the Perse site.  They will put up tents, cook dinner and enjoy some games and activities.  After hot chocolate and marshmallows at sun-down they will sleep(!) well, before getting up and cooking breakfast and then pack and clear up.

 

Course Tutor: Mark Bradley and Nicole Copeland

Mark has been at the Perse for 4 years after a successful career in the Royal Anglian Regiment, British Army.  He is a very experienced outdoors pursuits leader having been on numerous UK and International expeditions with the school’s outdoor program.  His huge skill set ranges from survival skills to expedition medicine and he has a wealth of experience of surviving in the wilderness.  Nicole has been a member of the Perse Outdoor Pursuits Department for over 9 years, working with Ascent Group, Wilderness Group, POP and Summit 10.  She has been on numerous winter and summer camps throughout the UK, with involvement in the backwoods cooking activities and is also first aid qualified.

(all day) Pottery Slab Building - age 8 to 16 Monday 17 July

Pottery Slab Building

Week:                        Week 2 Monday 17th July

Age Group:              8 to 16

Cost per week:        Early bird £54 Full price £60

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: Hand building pottery using slabs of clay is an exciting way to create shapes that would be difficult to achieve with coiling.  Slab building techniques were used extensively by Pre Columbian potters with some beautiful results.  We will use Pre Columbian pattern and decoration to inspire our ideas and create a vessel by the end of this one day course.  In the morning session you will learn how to prepare clay, kneading and wedging, then creating clay slabs and making plaster stamps based on Pre Columbian motifs.  During the afternoon session you will construct geometric vessel forms learning how to build with slabs and decorate using the plaster stamps to create bas relief.  The clay work will be glazed and fired and available for collection at a later date.  Students who have attended this course previously will have an opportunity to extend their skills and outcomes will be adapted to extend learning.

 

Course Tutor: Mandy Wilkins

Mandy has a degree in 3D design: ceramics and is an experienced teacher of art and A level moderator.  Prior to joining the Perse, Mandy taught digital photography at GCSE and AS level.

(all day) Pottery Coiling - age 8 to 16 Tuesday 18th July

Pottery Coiling

Week:                        Week 2 Tuesday 18th July

Age Group:              8 to 16

Cost per week:        Early bird £54 Full price £60

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       12

 

Course Profile: Coiling is a hand building method of creating pottery.  It has been used to shape clay into vessels for many thousands of years across the globe, from Africa to Greece and China to Mexico.  We will use classical Greek vessel forms and pattern to inspire our ideas and create a vessel by the end of this one day course.  In the morning session you will learn how to prepare clay, kneading and wedging, then prepare coils and start to build your vessel.  In the afternoon session you will complete your vessel and decorate using coloured underglaze slips and sgraffito decoration.  The finished clay work will be fired and available for collection at a later date.  Students who have attended this course previously will have an opportunity to extend their skills and outcomes will be adapted to extend learning.

 

Course Tutor: Mandy Wilkins

Mandy has a degree in 3D design: ceramics and is an experienced teacher of art and A level moderator.  Prior to joining the Perse, Mandy taught digital photography at GCSE and AS level.

(all day) Photography - age 12 to 16 Thursday 20 July

Photography

Week:                        Week 2 Thursday 20th July

Age Group:              12 to 16

Cost per week:        Early bird £54 Full price £60

Early bird price indicates a 10% discount which will be applied to all courses booked and paid for before 5pm on Friday 3 March 2017

Places:                       14

 

Course Profile: Bring a camera and a sense of adventure as we head out of Cambridge and out of your photographic comfort zones.  Before we leave we will study how photographers have effectively used composition.  We will then apply these techniques on location.  On returning to school we will create a digital sketchbook and refine our images using Adobe Photoshop.  Students who have attended this course previously will have an opportunity to extend their skills and outcomes will be adapted to extend learning.

 

Course Tutor: Mandy Wilkins

Mandy has a degree in 3D design: ceramics and is an experienced teacher of art and A level moderator.  Prior to joining the Perse, Mandy taught digital photography at GCSE and AS level.

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