Pippa's Camp Diaries

 Dear Parents and Guardians...

We are sadly approaching the final day of our May half term camp. We have all had a fantastic time, exploring London, music competitions, birthday celebrations as well as sports and games. However, our focus was still very much on the pending examinations and the hard work and dedication shown by students throughout the camp has been impressive.

We hope you enjoy the final update from our camp, and we look forward to welcoming students to our next camp during October half term.

Kindest regards,

Louise, Jodie, Charlotte, Rachel, Avis, Adib, Olivia and the rest of the Pippa’s camp team!

A full day excursion to London was available to students who wanted to take a break from studying. Their day began with a train ride to Paddington station, followed by an underground ride to Tower Pier. From here students enjoyed a Thames river cruise passed some of the famous sites. After this everyone hopped on an open top tour bus taking them to iconic landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and Trafalgar square.

For the final part of their trip, students could choose where they wanted to spend their free time, most chose China town for some shopping and delicious food.

After a busy and tiring day, students returned to campus for a pamper evening.

Day Five

Day Six

Our morning consisted of compulsory study and revision sessions for all students. Academic support was available in Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Students attending online lessons were given private classrooms for privacy and to ensure they were not disturbed.

After lunch, students had a choice of badminton, tag rugby, music practice and band rehearsals for our upcoming talent show, or further study time.

In the evening we hosted a team trivia night with a series of questions and challenges which combined general knowledge and team work.

 Day Seven

Another morning dedicated to study and revision with further academic support available in Physics, Biology and Chemistry.

In the afternoon, as well as cramming in some additional study time, students chose to practice their music for the evening’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ talent show or make a costume mask for the farewell party.

After supper our Battle of the Bands commenced, showcasing our students’ amazing talents in singing and dancing as well as playing the piano, clarinet, drums and guitar.

Our winning band was Brian and Honglin who had never met each other before camp and only came together as they were both seeking a partner for this competition.

Day Eight

As our final full day at camp before students return to their schools and exams, students were able to remain in their boarding houses until lunch time. Some were enjoying the extra time in bed or resting whilst others were busy revising or signed in to online lessons.

For lunch we are enjoying a Royal Jubilee themed afternoon tea.

Afternoon activities include Tennis, Art, Dodgeball, Netball, Football, Badminton or study sessions.

After supper students can enjoy a masked farewell party to show off the masks they created earlier in the week.