Introduction to the course
Beyond their academic, sporting and artistic endeavours, our focus is that pupils will feel secure and supported, comfortable, respected and safe in their environment. Charterhouse International Young Learners course is an opportunity for young people to experience a UK boarding school environment, along with promoting learning in a fun, exciting and interactive way inside and outside the classroom. The boarding experience will bring about life skills, independence and help develop good manners.
Our four core modules will cover:
Language and Literature
In our lessons, we will be exploring the tales from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories, and using our visit to Wisley Gardens and Marwell Zoo as the basis for our writing.
These lessons will involve the study of plants, trees and flowers around the Charterhouse site. Often this will mean outdoor activities, as well as practical work in the classroom.
We will be taking the children on a virtual whistle-stop tour of the three countries that make up Great Britain, its cities and physical features. They will investigate landforms such as rivers, waterfalls, caves and arches – and learning how they were formed.
In this subject we will be studying 1066 and the Norman Conquest, together with the development of castles. In addition, we will look at the history of Charterhouse School, from its roots in London to its present-day location in Godalming.
Meet the teachers
Chris returns to us as the Charterhouse Young Learners Summer Course Director, the position he has held since the course began in 2011. Chris is Deputy Head at Aldro, a leading Prep Schools that feeds pupils to Charterhouse. He has been teaching in Prep Schools for over 30 years, and his main subjects are Geography and PE.
Language & Literature Teacher
Olivia has taught English for many years in a variety of settings. She understands the language learner’s journey well, and likes to explore different ways of making language accessible and fun to learn.
Steve joins the team from Bedales Prep School (Dunhurst) where he is he Head of History and Philosophy, Religion and Ethics. Steve has worked with Charterhouse for several years teaching History for the Charterhouse Young Learners Course.
Steve studied Fine Art Illustration and Print Making at Dundee University and at the Institute of Education in London. Steve has been teaching for 28 years and taught visual arts in schools in the UK and Europe and returns to the teaching team for the Charterhouse Young Learners Course. He’s also a practicing artist exhibiting in both the Netherlands and Switzerland.
David is a renowned actor and director of plays and musicals. He has many years’ experience teaching drama and LAMDA in schools and on summer courses. He originated the Class Act Drama summer schools at the Ben Travers Theatre, and has been involved with Charterhouse Young Learners courses for seven years.
Jacqui has over 30 years of teaching experience in many UK Independent schools and is very much looking forward to returning to be a part of the teaching team for the Charterhouse Young Learners Course.