Course for Teenagers

Course Overview

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week
  • Afternoon activities – including watersports, horse riding, forest adventures.
  • Evening activities – including movie nights, cookery lessons and barbeques by the lake
  • Weekend Excursion – camping trip
  • 3 nutritious meals daily
  • Residential Accommodation

Sample Weekly Timetable

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MondayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchEquestrian or ArcheryHomework
DinnerEnglish movie night
TuesdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchZip Ropes (Forest Park)HomeworkDinnerIrish dancing
WednesdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchKayaking or BadmintonHomeworkDinnerBoard Games
ThursdayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchCookery or ShoppingHomeworkDinnerQuiz night
FridayBreakfastLesson 1Lesson 2LunchMake the Movie or T-Shirt ArtHomeworkBar-b-q by the lake
SaturdayWeekend Excursion
SundayReturn from Weekend Excursion or Welcome new arrivals!

Activities

Kayaking and Water-sports

All our water sports take place on Lough Arrow or the River Shannon by fully qualified instructors. Although the water isn’t very warm our students have full wet-suits and after just a few minutes of competitions on the lake they are really warmed up!!

Horse-Riding

Horse-Riding is provided by Lough Gara stables who take beginners and also experienced riders. It’s here at Lough Gara stables where we also do archery and falconry. The equestrian centre is also on a farm where we have to prise our students away from all the baby pigs, rabbits, puppies, kittens… 🙂

 Zipit

Zipit is a Zip-Line adventure Course in the local forest park. The course is safe and supervised at all times by specialised instructors. Zipit is a really fun day out and is a favourite with our students!
www.zipit.ie

Irish Dancing

Like Riverdance!! – The basic steps are easy and Irish dancing is really fun!

Cookery Lesson

Learn how to cook a traditional Irish dish in a professional kitchen close to the school –  students love taking the recipe home to try on friends and family!

Field Sports

The school has fantastic sports facilities where we do many of the afternoon activities. Students get to play volleyball, tag-rugby, rounders and our leaders love introducing students to our national sport – Gaelic Football!

Indoor Activities

From time to time it rains in Ireland and so we have to take our activities indoors! But that doesn’t stop the fun as we get to play team building games and activities. And our students usually go home experts at Dodgeball 🙂

Carrick on Shannon

A beautiful town on the river – students can explore the small shops and cafes to practise their English!

Surfing

surfingProbably our students favourite activity. In Ballinafad we are very close to the beaches of Sligo which are among the most beautiful in the world. Students get a full induction on the beach followed by practise in the water.

Perfect for beginners and pros!

Forest Park

We are so lucky to be located beside the largest (and the most beautiful!) forest and activity park in Ireland. Here there are acres of countryside to explore. This is also the location of ‘Boda Borg’ where we take students to test their mental strength through a series of quests.
www.loughkey.ie

Weekend Excursion

An overnight camping trip! Students, activity leaders and teachers all canoe to an island on Lough Arrow. Together we pitch tents and cook dinner on the campfire – a great friendship building weekend!

Course Dates

2017:

Courses run from June 25th to August 6th 2017.  Students arrive any Sunday during these dates for a minimum of two weeks.

Download the Booking Form for 2017

Fully supervised airport transfers from Dublin or Knock are optional:
Dublin Airport to Residence: €80 each way
Knock Airport to Residence: €50 each way