The Young Learner

11-16 years - Sports/Dance Academy

A fabulous campus, close to Shrewsbury. Explore a unique part of England


Shrewsbury Levels

Beginner* to advanced
(CEFR A1 - C1)

* Beginner classes only offered up to age of 14


3 July - 31 July 2024 (2, 3 or 4 weeks)



    Each week you select one sport/dance option.
    All sports coaching is designed to improve skills, confidence, personal fitness and performance level.


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 lively market town of Shrewsbury. Manchester and Birmingham airports are approximately 1.5 hours by road; London Heathrow 3-4 hours.

It has an impressive campus with both traditional and modern buildings. The school's impressive sporting facilities include sports pitches, an astroturf, tennis, squash and fives courts, an indoor sports hall. Swimming is offered at a local pool once a week. There are large IT suites, an art studio and a theatre.

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


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


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 Tuition

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

Maximum class size: 12 international students**

**In exceptional circumstances, in order to place students at their correct level, maximum class size may be exceeeded

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:

Video Blogging
  • 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

Trinity Exam

The Trinity Exam in Spoken English is offered on 16 July and 30 July 2024. It is an optional extra, but recommended, £120

Lots of opportunities to
experience British culture and speak English with our English Student Hosts!
Free airport transfers from Heathrow, Birmingham or Manchester


12 hours of intensive sports coaching or dance classes on four mornings each week

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



12 hours

 - on site. £150/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.




12 hours

 - off site. £250/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. £275/week.

Run at an excellent local equestrian centre. 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.



Adventure Sports:

12 hours

 - off site. £275/week.

Run at a nearby outdoor adventure centre. Try different activities each morning e.g. mountain boarding, abseiling and high ropes, archery, rifle and clay pigeon shooting, bushcraft, zip wire and rock climbing.




12 hours

 - on site. £150/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.



  • Mornings: A choice of sports, team challenge, arts and crafts and drama games on 2 mornings per week
  • Evenings: Exciting range of evening activities e.g. mystery nights, talent shows, British games, discos and relaxed nights in houses
  • Special events: Circus skills workshop, Ceilidh (traditional dancing), Nerf Blasters
  • Excursions: 2 per week e.g. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Drayton Manor Theme Park
  • Free time: Relax and enjoy time with your new friends.

Boarding Houses
Liverpool Docks excursion
Ceilidh - traditional dancing
IT suite


  • Shrewsbury has both traditional and modern boarding houses with 1-5 bedded rooms, shared bathrooms
  • A school nurse visits regularly
  • Close supervision by our resident staff
  • Full board. Varied menus to suit international students
  • Restricted access to mobile phones. WiFi available (at specific times).

Common Room
Dining Hall
English Class


Useful documents to download in PDF format



Course No. Arrival Date Departure Date Weeks Fees
15 Wed 3 July Wed 17 July 2 £3450*
16 Wed 3 July Wed 24 July 3 £5175*
17 Wed 3 July Wed 31 July 4 £6900*
18 Wed 10 July Wed 31 July 3 £5175*
19 Wed 17 July Wed 31 July 2 £3450*
*Students must choose 1 option per week from the choices available:
Option Fees
Adventure Sports £275 / week
Dance £150 / week
Golf £250 / week
Horseriding £275 / week
Tennis £150 / 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
  • 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 09.00-16.00 from/to: Heathrow, Manchester or Birmingham airports

NOT included in the fees

  • Sports/Tech Academy sports/tech option (see above)
  • Optional exam fees (Trinity: £120)
  • 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.