Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Goodbye summer 2016

After four fantastic weeks at Discovery Summer Uppingham, it's all over! Well done to all the students, a big thanks to all the team, and hope you have enjoyed the blog. We had a great bunch of students and staff from many countries, mostly warm and sunny weather, and a lot of work and fun.

It's been a great 4 weeks, good luck everyone and hope to see you next year!

Meanwhile, have a look at some photos from our final excursion of the summer to London.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

A Day in the Life of a Discovery Plus student

Here's a few pictures from Discovery Plus last week, when they were looking at social history and the spread of diseases such as small pox and the black plague. The excursions were to Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare and Bournville, a historical model village in England. The students looked into how the village accommodated the many factory workers (Cadbury's!) in the the twentieth century.   

Tie-dye, Debating and the Oscars

It's still all-go at Uppingham, even in the final week

These students make some very jazzy tie-dye t-shirts in Arts and Craft club this week

Then they got their hands dirty making salt dough ornaments

The Discovery Plus students prepare their class debates using persuasive techniques

Last night was Oscars night! The final movies the students filmed on Sunday were shown on the big screen - Congrats to the "The MFL Haunting", which won Best Film.

Simon and Greg, your hosts for the evening! 

Champagne glasses aren't just for drinking out of

Congratulations to all the winners!

Monday, 1 August 2016

Nottingham: The City of Caves and Galleries of Justice

The students visited the Galleries of Justice Museum and the City of Caves in Nottingham yesterday, which ties in with Discovery Plus' topic this week of Fairness and Justice.

Some students take their seats as the jury
Re-enacting a court proceeding
Justice wasn't quite the same when this prison was first built!

Don't worry - we didn't leave them behind 

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Goodbye Asahi and a Mysterious Murder

We said goodbye to the Asahi High School group after a great 10 days in Uppingham 

Teachers Kenichi and Kaoru hold up a poster signed by the Uppingham students and teachers

The group were awarded their certificates in the main school quad

After the presentations, things took a mysterious turn in the evening activity...

Which group could solve the mysterious murder of Course Director James Bound first? 

They had to use their powers of deduction to work out who the murdered was, the location of the murder and the murder weapon by questioning all the suspects 
Inspector Spectre offers his wise words 
James' heart broken lover, Diane Otherday, couldn't contain her tears as she explained her movements on the night of the murder
Greenfinger the Gardener explains what he saw on the night of the murder 
Martin-Eye the Bar Man tells his tale of the night

Whodunnit? Most groups correctly accused James' fiancĂ©, Mr Moneypenny, of the murder. 

Looking dashing in purple! 

Congratulations to everyone who solved the mysterious murder of James Bound! 

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Rutland Water and Nature Walk

We all took a trip to Rutland Water yesterday for a nature walk and to have a go at some bird spotting

Normanton Church... can you spot the bride?

Ceilidh and Week 3 Goodbyes

 The students find their inner Scottish and perform some excellent Ceilidh dances

We had to say goodbye to our week 3 leavers, here's a few snaps from after the disco 

The Constables girls 

The Samworths' boys embrace in a big group hug

Thank you so much to Activity Leader Ollie for making this amazing presentation and all the ones you've made in the three weeks you've been here - we'll miss you!