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Revise where and when you want to.
The opportunity to be taken to interesting places, go shopping and have some relaxation time.
Bright World has created a bespoke half term and Easter holiday programme for international students needing somewhere to stay during their school holidays. New for 2020, we are introducing our Relax & Revise @ Christmas Programme. Our unique Relax & Revise programme incorporates studying, shopping and excursions and is a great alternative to traditional host family stay.
Relax & Revise has been carefully designed to match the needs and musts of international students aged 12 and above who want to spend the school holidays with their school friends in touching distance from the city's most famous landmarks and attractions. This new alternative to homestay aims to help students find that healthy balance between relaxing and revising. We make all activies optional, so that students can feel rested when they return back to school.
Students applying to Relax & Revise do not have to be enrolled onto Bright World’s guardianship programme. All are welcome.
Bright World Guardianships has teamed up with Cambridge Melchior College (CMC), to create a unique residential programme, specifically tailored to international UK boarding school students. Bright World has handpicked CMC for their experience and impeccable safety standards, as well as the ideal residential campus they can offer.
The Cambridge Melchior College campus is located at Willingham House, set in beautiful landscaped gardens. The campus offers high quality teaching and residential facilities, providing an ideal, spacious and safe location for study and recreation. Willingham has a wide range of facilities including a library, Post Office, shops, cafes, tea rooms, doctor’s surgery and sports facilities. There are fast and reliable transport links to Cambridge, London and beyond.
The college is proud of its high quality residential accommodation, which offers students well appointed shared rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. The spacious rooms at the campus are refurbished, homely, calm and welcoming with windows overlooking the garden, offering a great place to rejuvenate after working hard all term at boarding school.
All students are supervised throughout their stay by an experienced team of managers, teachers, pastoral staff and residential supervisors. During the day, students are supported by teaching and/or activity staff. During the evenings, supervision will be carried out by the residential management staff..
With a permanent academic staff team and contact with many part-time tutors, Bright World is able to offer 'Relax and Revise 1:1', whereby students are given individual subject tuition by Cambridge Melchior College.
For those students who need assistance and support in a specific subject or subjects, then they can opt for Relax & Revise 1:1 at time of booking and benefit from 1:1 tuition from tutors qualified in a wide variety of subjects.
The Relax & Revise programme is supported by a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons and evenings. Many of these activities make use of the beautiful landscaped gardens on campus.
When not relaxing or revising, students have the opportunity of joining the group for exciting afternoon excursions.
The college caters for all dietary needs. Students eat together in the dining room or in the gardens when the weather allows. On excursions, a packed lunch is provided.
Free Wi-Fi throughout the centre
Free Wi-Fi is available in all bedrooms, classrooms and gardens.
£85 per night
Twin or triple bedroom
Full board - three meals
An afternoon outing offered on most days
One weekly full day excursion
Wi-Fi available throughout the college
not included in the programme fees
return transfers to and from the centre
small supplement payable for takeaways or meals out
£100 per week Christmas supplement
Half terms, Christmas 2020 and Easter 2021
Autumn Half Term 2020 16th October – 1st November
Christmas 2020 - 11th December - 11th January
Spring Half Term 2021 - 12th - 21st February
Easter 2021 - 19th March - 18th April
Summer Half Term 2021 - 28th May - 6th June
learn more about what is on offer
see where Relax and Revise takes place
hear what some of our students have to say
read about our Relax & Revise @ Christmas programme
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