Updated: Nov 17
With the positive news that the world is getting closer to a COVID-19 vaccine, we are feeling more and more hopeful that come spring 2021, we will see the return of our well-missed students to Buckswood Overseas Summer School (BOSS) with our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course. With this in mind, we'd like to highlight what we have on offer during this time and explain why spring is a wonderful time of year to come and spend some time at BOSS.
In 2021, we won’t only be running our seven week summer camp for kids and teens during the English school summer holidays, we will also be running courses during the three weeks of the Easter school holidays. We will be running our usual and well loved Spring Course for international students aged from 8 to 17, and we will be running an Easter School Holiday Course for students who are already in the UK and who may not be able to travel home to their country. This course will also have a "non-residential" option and run alongside our Spring Course allowing all students to enjoy their time at BOSS together.
We have had a lot of students and staff who have spent time at BOSS during both the spring and summer and if you asked them, ‘what's BOSS like during the spring?’ we're sure that they'd answer, ‘It’s the same as summer really,’ and they'd be right. Our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course will offer exactly the same programme and benefits as our Summer School and if you have read our blog ’10 Reasons Why Kids and Teenagers Should Study at Buckswood Overseas Summer School,’ you will know what some of these benefits are, but still, what makes our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course different to summer? Well…
1. It is cheaper than summer school
Everybody knows that things are more expensive when demand is high. Take trains for example, they are a lot more expensive during rush hour and flights are a lot more expensive during holidays. It is the same with our courses.
As mentioned before, our Summer School falls during not only the English school summer holidays, but also what seems to be the school summer holidays all around the world. Therefore, demand is very high during these summer months. Our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course however will fall during a time when not many countries around the world have holidays so demand during this period is not as high as it is in summer meaning we can make our course cheaper to try and attract more students. Therefore, if you attend our Spring Course or Easter School Holiday Course, you will save £175 per week.
2. The weather is colder during spring
You might be wondering why we are even mentioning this so we will tell you why. You might not believe this but during the summer here in the UK, it can be hot. So hot in fact that our students constantly complain that they are too hot! Some summers have been so hot in fact that we have had students from Saudi Arabia complaining that they were too hot!
We don’t have this problem during the spring when the average high temperature in the UK is 12°C (54°F) and the average low temperature is 4°C (39°F) so take advantage of this cool weather and enjoy it while you can!
(Disclaimer: it might be cold outside during spring but we have good heating at BOSS so it is hot inside!)
3. Our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course will be more intimate
During the summer, we typically have 200 students per week at BOSS but during the spring we typically have less than 100. This means that students are able to get to know each other much better and the staff to student ratio is usually higher offering our students more opportunities to interact and practise their spoken English. We believe that the opportunity to participate in English conversation with staff is the best way to learn and practise English and as well as offering our students the chance to speak English fluently and confidently, it also helps them to develop their social skills and broaden their minds (and ours) through the conversations that they are having.
4. The overall level of English is higher
Most students who attend our Spring Course are bi-lingual and those attending our Easter School Holiday Course will already be studying at boarding schools in the UK meaning that the majority of students will already speak English fluently. This is because as well as those already attending boarding schools in the UK, we usually have students from bi-lingual schools in Bangkok, Thailand and from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where the first language is English. This means that English is very much the common language of the course.
5. There are less tourists in London and other cities that we will visit
What does this mean? It means that there is less traffic on the roads so we can get to places faster. It means that there are less people getting in the way on the streets so we can move faster and spend more time sightseeing. It means that there are very few people at tourist attractions so since the queues are small we have fast track entry. Basically, we can be more relaxed and take our time!
With our 100% money back guarantee, your booking is completely risk free so why not throw caution into the wind and book with BOSS in spring. Our Spring Course and Easter School Holiday Course will (hopefully) run from the 28th March to the 17th April with arrival days on the 28th March, 4th April and 11th April.
For more information about our Spring Course, please click here.
For more information about our Easter School Holiday Course, please click here.
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