Here are some examples of how your week at Sunny Hill Language School (SHLS) might work: 

Select any three of the themed day packages listed below. Then select any of the whole-day trip packages. Alternatively, you may choose four Day Packages and forego a whole-day trip. 
 
Please note that luxury packages incur a surcharge. 
 
 
 
'The best thing about Sunny Hill Language School is the people. Everyone is so friendly and kind. I felt very welcome here.' - Maithe, aged 14 
 
'It is an amazing opportunity to be given. You learn about another culture and you get to know new people.' - Sterre, aged 14 
 

A sample programme of activities 

Choice of Day Packages STEP ONE - Pick three themed day packages from below: 

We're so very British! 

9.30 - 10.30 Let's talk about the weather 
11.00 - 12.00 A Taste of Britain 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to the small market town of Sherborne 
19.00 - 21.00 British fun and games 

Beatrix Potter 

9.30 - 10.30 A taste of Literature 
11.00 - 12.00 Playing 'Gathering a Garden' board game or garden-themed craft activity. 
13.00 - 17.00 Peter Rabbit Trail at Stourhead 
19.00 - 21.00 Film night or board games 

Harry Potter Luxury Package - £15 surcharge pp, recommended for true Harry Potter fans. 

9.30 - 10.30 A taste of Literature 
11.00 - 12.00 Science workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to Wookey Hole 
19.00 - 21.00 Film night 

Food, glorious food! Luxury Package - £15 surcharge pp 

9.30 - 10.30 Games and activities to learn and reinforce food vocabulary; food songs 
11.00 - 12.00 Cookery workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to the town of Cheddar 
19.00 - 21.00 Pub meal and skittles 

The Beatles 

9.30 - 10.30 Learning English through Beatles' songs 
11.00 - 12.00 Hands on music workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 "Magical Mystery Tour" - an audio trail around Bruton 
19.00 - 21.00 Beatles-themed Karaoke Night 

Be a Good Sport! 

9.30 - 10.30 Numbers and verbs related to sport 
11.00 - 12.00 Sports trail around the school grounds 
13.00 - 17.00 Learning to play English team sports 
19.00 - 21.00 Race Night 

Paddington Bear 

9.30 - 10.30 A taste of literature 
11.00 - 12.00 Cookery workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to the town of Wells 
19.00 - 21.00 Film Night 

James Bond - 007 Luxury Package - £15 surcharge pp 

9.30 - 10.30 Language games 
11.00 - 12.00 Hands-on music workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to Haynes Motor Museum 
19.00 - 21.00 Board games evening 

It's a Royal Affair! 

9.30 - 10.30 How to describe people 
11.00 - 12.00 Craft activity 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to Montacute House 
19.00 - 21.00 Kings & Queens of England Quiz Night 

Alice in Wonderland Luxury Package - £15 surcharge pp 

9.30 - 10.30 A taste of literature 
11.00 - 12.00 Cookery workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to Frome 
19.00 - 21.00 Playing croquet on the Lawn 

Mystery & Legends 

9.30 - 10.30 How to describe people 
11.00 - 12.00 
Choose between: 
- playing The Hobbit card game 
- stage-fighting drama workshop 
- unicorn-themed craft workshop 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to Wookey Hole 
19.00 - 21.00 Film night 

Shop till you drop 

9.30 - 10.30 Practice ordering items from a shop 
11.00 - 12.00 
Craft or Textiles Workshop: beads and sequins galore! 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to the Quaker town of Street 
19.00 - 21.00 Board Games Evening 

The Great British Outdoors 

9.30 - 10.30 British adventurers past and present 
11.00 - 12.00 Bush craft activity 
13.00 - 17.00 Half-day trip to the Mill on the Brue activity centre 
19.00 - 21.00 Songs around the campfire or board games evening 

Shakespeare 

9.30 - 10.30 Shakespeare's influence on the English language 
11.00 - 17.00 A play in a day! 
19.00 - 21.00 Film night 
Where your chosen Day Package falls on the final day, the evening activity will be replaced by an Awards and Prize Evening 

Whole Day Trips - A historical timeline STEP TWO - Having selected three themed day packages , now choose one all-day trip from the list below. 

A1: Pre-Historic Britain: Magic & Mystery 
Stonehenge & Avebury 
9.30 - 17.30 
Visit the mysterious Stonehenge pre-historic stone circles. 
A2: Pre-Historic Britain: Dinosaurs! 
The Jurassic Coast - Dorchester and Lyme Regis 
9.30 - 17.30 
Lyme Regis - a historic seaside town on the English Channel in Dorset - is internationally renowned for its geology and fossils. 
B: The Romans in Britain 
The City of Bath 9.30 - 17.30 
(Luxury package - £20 surcharge PP) 
The Romans built an elaborate and highly sophisticated spa and well-being centre in Bath and today "The Roman Baths" are one of the city's major tourist attractions. 
C1: Medieval Britain (476-1492) Film Locations 
Laycock, Corsham & Castle Combe 9.30 - 17.30 
Laycock village provided the film location for some of the Harry Potter films, the Downton Abbey TV series and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice costume drama. 
C2: Medieval Britain (476-1492) Castles and Sand Castles 
Dunster Castle & the North Somerset Coast 9.30 - 17.30 
Dunster Castle in North Somerset, a former "motte and bailey" castle, is now a country house and National Trust property where pupils will enjoy finding out what it was like to be a castle servant. 
D: Tudor Britain (1485-1603) 
Longleat House and Safari park 9.30 - 17.30 
(Luxury package - £20 surcharge PP) 
Longleat House is an English stately home and the seat of the Marquesses of Bath. It is a leading example of Elizabethan architecture - in other words, it is a grand, impressive mansion! 
E: Georgian Britain (1714-1837) 
The City of Bath 9.30 - 17.30 
(Luxury package - £20 surcharge PP) 
Bath is a city known for its 18th century Georgian architecture. Jane Austen, the author of Pride and Prejudice, lived here from 1801 until 1805 - a visit to the Jane Austen Museum or the Fashion Museum are included in the trip. 
F1: Victorian Britain (1837-1939) Maritime History & City Life 
The City of Bristol 9.30 - 17.30 
Bristol is one of the largest cities in the region, with a rich maritime past. We visit the SS Great Britain, a museum ship which was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854. 
F2: Victorian Britain (1837-1939) A Seaside Experience 
Weston-super-Mare 9.30 - 17.30 
(Luxury package - £20 surcharge PP) 
Walking along the promenade and enjoying the sun and the sea were some of the favourite pastimes during Victorian Britain. 
G: Modern-Day Britain - Art, Science, Shopping 
The City of Bristol 9.30 - 17.30 
(Luxury package - £20 surcharge PP) 
Bristol is one of Britain's largest modern cities and is a hub for contemporary art and culture.  
EVENING ACTIVITIES 
Choose from: 
Bingo Night 
Disco Night 
Quiz Night 
British Isles Jigsaw Puzzle Competition 
"Horrible Histories" Film Night 
Board Games Evening 
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