The Young Learner

11-16 years - English + Multi-Activity

11-16 years - Sports/Tech Academy


Marymount Levels

Beginner* to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)

* Beginner classes only offered up to age of 14


5 July - 2 Aug 2023 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)

15/21 hours
Covid Safe

Regrettably we will not be running the Shrewsbury courses in 2022. Please see below for 2023 details.


    - Two different programme run side by side - English & Multi-Activity and Sports & Tech Academy

    - It's possible to book a combination of both programmes in advance

    - A magnificent campus with first rate facilities for study, recreation and sports

SHREWSBURY SCHOOL (both courses)

Shrewsbury is well-known as a traditional independent school. It was founded in 1552 and has Charles Darwin amongst its famous 'old boys'. It is situated across the River Severn from the thriving market town of Shrewsbury. Manchester and Birmingham airports are approximately 1.5 hours by road; London Heathrow 3-4 hours.

It has a very fine campus with both traditional and modern buildings. Facilities for study and recreation include IT suites, a music school and large recreation space. The school's impressive sporting facilities include numerous football pitches, an astroturf, tennis, squash and fives courts, an indoor sports hall and a 25m 6-lane swimming pool.

Aerial view of Shrewsbury
Boat House and Main School Building
Cricket pitch and Chapel
Main School Building

SHREWSBURY SCHOOL (both courses)


English Skills
English Skills
English Workshop
English Skills
English Workshop
English Workshop

Free airport transfers from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester


Pierre, France

My three weeks with Discovery Summer was a great experience. I had a lot of fun. I liked meeting new people form all over the world, from UK, Spain, Myanmar, Italy, Denmark.

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Anakin, Thailand

Shrewsbury UK campus is much bigger than Shrewsbury Bangkok. The buildings here are old and traditional and there is so much space with the the fields the football pitches. The equipment is better and there is much more variety in the programme. We like the communication in the classrooms but best of all we've made so many new friends - from Denmark, Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and Belgium.

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Micky, UK

Before I arrived here in Discovery Summer, I had no idea how incredible my experience would be. I have formed outstanding friendships that I am sure will last for the rest of my life. The only negeative of this experience was having to say goodbye to all the amazing pupils and staff. Thank you for allowing me to become a part of such an amazing company.

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English & Multi-Activity

21 hours' tuition per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation

Maximum class size: 12 international students

Sports & Tech Academy

12-15 hours of intensive sports coaching, dance or tech classes on four or five mornings each week

15 hours of English lessons per week including English Skills, English Workshops and end-of-week presentation

Maximum class size: 12 international students

English Skills

On arrival, you'll be given a written and oral test and placed into an English Skills class appropriate for your age and level

Improve core skills, technical accuracy and enhance spoken fluency through engaging and collaborative sessions e.g. Life in a British School - research famous British Schools and design your own!

English Workshops

In these fun, task based sessions, you'll explore new topic areas. Learn through researching, discussing, collaborating and creating

Workshop topics vary week to week e.g. Book Design, Drama, Discovering Darwin, Engineering, Journalism, Video Blogs, Visual Poetry!

Choose a Workshop (on arrival) that interests you!

Example English Workshop:

  • Understand what blogs are, how and why they are used
  • Identify and use different genres and writing styles e.g. article, report
  • Design a blog using or

'Active English'

This takes you out of the classroom and teaches you to use apply your skills e.g. ask for information at the Tourist Centre, discuss British culture and history with local residents, visit local places of interest

Example 'Active English':

  • Visit Shrewsbury library and meet the people who work there
  • Learn about the Dewey system used by libraries to arrange books
  • Upon returning to school, write a short review of your favourite book

Trinity Exam

The Trinity Exam is offered on 19 July and 2 August 2022. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £110

Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts!


  • Challenging activities related to team-building and leadership skills, designed to develop confidence, decision-making and communication skills
  • 1 full day and 1 half day excursion per week e.g. Birmingham (Art Gallery, canal walk, Bullring shopping), Chester Zoo, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Liverpool (Beatles museum, World museum)
  • Weekly house nights offer you the chance to relax with your new friends or take part in conversation clubs.

Boarding Houses
Liverpool Docks excursion
Ceilidh - traditional dancing
IT suite


  • Shrewsbury has both traditional and modern boarding houses with 1-5 bedded rooms
  • Some girls' rooms have ensuite facilities
  • Common rooms with e.g. TV,DVD,pool, table tennis
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board
  • WiFi available (at specific times).

Swimming Pool
Dining Hall
English Class


Each week you select one of the choices below. All sports coaching is designed to improve skills, confidence, personal fitness and performance level.



15 hours

 - on site. £130/week.

Our coaches work with small groups on all aspects of the game - tactical, technical (with video analysis), physical and mental. Tournament day at end of each week.


15 hours

 - off site. £230/week.

Run at Shropshire's finest golf course by a highly experienced professional. All aspects of the game are taught on the covered driving range, the pitching/putting greens and on the 3, 9 and 18-hole courses. Suitable for both beginners and experienced players.


12 hours

 - off site. £250/week.

A challenging programme for riders of all abilities. All aspects of horse management are covered. You will gain confidence in handling your horse in a variety of situations e.g. hacking, jumping, dressage and cross-country. On Saturdays we offer e.g. team-building challenges, survival skills on site.

Adventure Sports:

12 hours

 - off site. £250/week.

Try different activities each morning e.g. clay pigeon shooting, mountain boarding, quad biking, archery and rock climbing. On Saturdays we offer e.g. team-building challenges, survival skills on site.


15 hours

 - on site. £130/week.

Led by trained dance professionals sessions include musical theatre, salsa, hip hop, Latin, ballet, jazz and contemporary routines. Different genres are introduced each day, leading to a costumed performance at the end of each week.


Coding with Raspberry Pi:

15 hours

 - on site. £165/week.

Raspberry Pi enables you to explore coding in a fun and practical way. You will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills whilst learning important new programming skills e.g. Linux shell commands, the Python programming language, creating algorithms, testing programmes for mistakes.

No prior knowledge of coding is required. The Python language is great for both beginners and advanced programmers. It is versatile and rapidly growing in popularity. Projects may include:

  • Build and programme a robotic arm
  • Create a 'Rube Goldberg' machine and programme the Raspberry Pi to control it
  • Create a voice controlled personal assistant. Write algorithms to control your own robot that can switch on radios and talk to other machines
  • Create computer art, word games and more complex programmes using code.

Most students work in pairs maximising opportunities for collaboration, analytical thinking and problem-solving.

View the Tech video here. Typical week


Centre Video

Sports/Tech Academy

Tech Option

Golf Option

View more student videos on the DS Shrewsbury YouTube channel



Dates & Fees 2020
Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
24 Wed 5 July Wed 19 July 2 £TBC
25 Wed 5 July Wed 26 July 3 £TBC
26 Wed 5 July Wed 2 Aug 4 £TBC
27 Wed 12 July Wed 2 Aug 3 £TBC
28 Wed 19 July Wed 2 Aug 2 £TBC

Room size: 1-5 | Hours' tuition/week: 21 | Max. class size: 12


Dates & Fees 2020
Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
34 Wed 5 July Wed 19 July 2 £TBC*
35 Wed 5 July Wed 26 July 3 £TBC*
36 Wed 5 July Wed 2 Aug 4 £TBC*
37 Wed 12 July Wed 2 Aug 3 £TBC*
38 Wed 19 July Wed 2 Aug 2 £TBC*

Room size: 1-5 | Hours' tuition/week: 15 (English) + 12-15 (Sports/Tech) | Max. class size: 12

*Students must choose 1 sport per week from the choices available:
Option Fees
Adventure Sports £TBC / week
Dance £TBC / week
Golf £TBC / week
Horseriding £TBC / week
Tech £TBC / week
Tennis £TBC / week

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Included in the fees

  • All tuition and teaching materials
  • Student folder, academic report, DS certificate and course photo
  • DS reusable water bottle
  • Participation of resident English Student Hosts
  • Full board residential accommodation
  • Transport and entry fees on all excursions and study visits
  • Varied daily programme to cater for all interests and abilities
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Personal laundry for machine washable clothes
  • Medical and Travel Insurance (see Terms & Conditions)
  • Airport transfers on published arrival/depart ure days for flights scheduled to arrive/depart between 09.00-15.00 from/to: Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham airports

NOT included in the fees

  • Sports/Tech Academy sports/tech option (see above)
  • Exam fees (Trinity: £110)
  • Transfers for those arriving/departing outside our free scheduled times on arrival/departure dates at the airports specified above
  • Courier fee (e.g. for visa invitation letter), if required, £50.