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Let British Council Holiday Study Camps Future-proof Your Child

‘Woke’ parents understand that acing exams isn’t everything, and that having a good dose of fun is essential to their children’s happiness. That’s why many parents indulge the kids in unlimited playtime during the school holidays. They avoid signing them up for enrichment classes to occupy their time ­­­­­­­— only ‘tiger mums’ do that! At the same time, however, do you worry if your child might end up falling behind their peers?

What if we told you that you can give your child the best of both worlds? Start by signing them up for the British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps. No, it’s not just about learning good English and the kids won’t be hunched over desks practising their composition and comprehension skills all day.

Rather, it’s an opportunity for your child to explore the world beyond English and develop the 21st century competencies they need for their academic and future success.

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Sounds Good, but How Does It Work?

Well, the British Council believes that language and communication skills are an integral part of almost every skill in life. So instead of simply teaching English, the British Council Holiday Study Camps use English as a medium to unlock children’s innate intellectual curiosity.

The kids gain confidence in communicating across various situations as they develop vocabulary on a range of exciting topics. Encouraged to collaborate creatively, they’ll also improve key problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. And all the skills they acquire will naturally lead them towards academic success too!

If you have kids 4 to 17 years old, you can enrol them this coming year-end 2020 school holidays. The programmes are suitable for students in local schools, as well as from international or private schools who may be taking English as a Foreign Language (EFL). This results in an additional benefit — unique cultural exchanges, thanks to the diversity of teachers and students.

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What Happens at the British Council Holiday Study Camps

Each week, learners explore a different theme, guided by highly qualified and experienced international teachers. Their job? To ignite a love for learning in these bright, young minds.

From day to day, the kids will have fun taking part in stimulating activities and hands-on experiments. What they don’t realise is their knowledge of the world around them growing at the same time. Similarly, while working on group research projects, drama games, and presentations, they develop and improve written and spoken communication skills.

Furthermore, learners at these British Council Holiday Study Camps receive more individual attention from their teachers than in conventional classroom settings. Parent-teacher meetings also allow parents to speak to the teachers to find out more about how their child is progressing.

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Give Your Kids a Fun and Enriching 2020 Year-end School Holidays

Each British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camp runs from Monday to Friday for half a day. Learners can sign up for any one week, or up to four weeks.

British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camp – early years

British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps – Early Years (K1 to K2)

A World of Imagination
When 9am – 1pm, 23 November to 27 November
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre

Our World: Blue Planet
When 9am – 1pm, 30 November to 4 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre

Great Events
When 9am – 1pm, 7 December to 11 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre | Tampines Centre

Connected World: Transport
When 9am – 1pm, 14 December to 18 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre | Tampines Centre

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British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camp – primary

British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps – Primary (P1 to P2 / P3 to P4 / P5 to P6)

Creative Speaking Skills
When 9am – 1pm, 23 November to 27 November
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre

Our World: Non-fiction Writing Skills
When 9am – 1pm, 30 November to 4 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre

Great World: Writing Success
When 9am – 1pm, 7 December to 11 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre | Tampines Centre

Connected World: Public-speaking Skills
When
9am – 1pm, 14 December to 18 December
Where Napier Road Centre | Toa Payoh Centre | Tampines Centre

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Holiday Study Camps for Secondary school students are also available.

Regardless of age group, camp fees are $736 per week, inclusive of all materials, graduation certificate, and 7% GST. Attractive discounts apply (10% off for one week, 15% off for two weeks, 20% off for 3 weeks, 25% off for four weeks). Learners are also required to attend the holiday camps in uniform ($30 for two shirts).

Visit www.britishcouncil.sg/sgmhsc for more information, or to sign your child up for the British Council Nov/Dec 2020 Holiday Study Camps. Places are limited, so don’t wait too long!

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