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English Plus LEGO Robotics

This brand new one-week LEGO Robotics course is perfect for students who love being creative, building with LEGO and want to experiment with LEGO Mindstorms programming alongside developing English language skills.

No prior experience of LEGO building or robotics is required but we do recommend for students to have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard.

During this 1-week programme, students will have 5 three hour sessions learning how to build and programme a basic robot to complete task set by our instructors, such as self-steering or following colours. Students will learn basic linear programming developing their ICT Skills at the same time as developing English language communication skills such as speaking, listening and reading.

This LEGO Robotics English Plus course is held at Camp Brandeston, which is a 2-week camp, although the LEGO course will only be for one week. In the second week, students enjoy our exciting multi-activity programme.

LOCATION

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Camp Brandeston
Saturday 4th August to Saturday 18th August 2018* €1,949 / 2-weeks

* LEGO Robotics is 1 week course

Excursions
  • London
  • Cambridge
  • BeWilderwood
  • Africa Alive

Transfers and Entrance Fees are included in the price.

  • 3 day trips per 2 weeks
Included in the Price

Transfers

We will provide both transfers from and to London Heathrow International Airport (LHR) on both arrival and departure dates.

ARRIVAL FLIGHT
Please ensure flight arrives at LHR between 10:00 – 15:00

DEPARTURE FLIGHT
Please ensure flight departs from LHR between 12:00 – 17:00

Unfortunately, flights outside of these times or to/from a different airport will incur an additional cost – please check with our bookings team first.

Accommodation

The boarding quarters contain practical bedrooms that sleep between 4 and 8 children per room. We always have separate quarters for boys and girls and try where possible to put children of a similar age in a room together.

If you have any special requirements or would like to request to share with a friend, we will try to accommodate you, just let us know in advance.

Meals

All meals at Brandeston are served in the dining hall, supervised by our caring Camp Leaders.

You can expect three nutritional meals with both hot and cold options, which are specially catered with younger children in mind. Dietary requirements can be met when we are aware in advance.

LEGO Robotics Course

Our English Plus LEGO Robotics course is suitable for all students aged between 6 and 12 that have a basic understanding of using a computer, for example using a mouse and a keyboard.

During the course, our students will learn how to build and programme a basic robot to complete several tasks set by our Xplore instructors. The course lasts for one week out of the 2-weeks at camp and will take place during 5 sessions in either the morning or afternoon for at least 3 hours. Each session will involve lots of construction as well as communicating with each other and our course leader, so there will be lots of opportunity to learn and develop English language skills.

At the end of the week, each student will receive a certificate to show their completion of programme.
Students do not need to bring any equipment with them, all materials will be provided.

English

Levels: First Step – B1 on CEFR Pathway Table
We want to make sure that every element of coming to camp is fun, which is why we ensure that our lessons use an interactive teaching approach suitable to those with lower English ability.

Our English lessons at Camp Brandeston focus on games, images and music with lots of repetition to encourage retention and pronunciation. We find that this helps to improve our young students confidence when communicating with our staff and other children on-site.

First Step, Preliminary (A1), Elementary (A2) and Intermediate (B1) are all available at Brandeston and qualified teachers will help you improve on the basics of the language including simple phrases, spelling and sentence building.

Please note:
It is important that young children need to have a basic level of English before travelling abroad in order to have the best experience at camp. We cannot guarantee we will have a member of staff who can speak a child’s native language and we want to avoid any children feeling isolated without means to communicate with our staff and other children at camp. We recommend that children with no or very low English language come as part of a group with a group leader – please contact us for more information.

Excursions

During the 2-week programme, our staff will take all our campers on 3 organised day trip excursions.

From city day trips to London or Cambridge, to taking part in the ultimate tree house adventure at BeWilderwood or going to amazing local Safari Park – Africa Alive, these fully supervised trips are the perfect way to spend the day off-campus with new friends.

(3 excursions during 2-week programme – Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday)

Care & Supervision

The site at Camp Brandeston is perfectly enclosed and surrounded by English countryside so our young campers will feel right at home with everything they need on site.

We know that staying away from home can sometimes be a bit daunting, so our caring staff are really great at knowing how to deal with homesickness and will keep parents updated on how everyone is getting on.

International Camp

Our camps are available to children from all over the world.

Integration and immersion is central to how we operate as an organisation, and by encouraging lots of social interaction between different cultures and creating a diverse international community at camp, it can really develop every child’s self-confidence in communicating with others.

Travel Insurance

Xplore has partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide invaluable cover specifically designed for Xplore students.

You will receive a summary of insurance cover after booking, however key benefits include:

  • Cover for over 90 sports and activities are included as standard (full details are available within policy documentation).
  • Cancellation and curtailment of the trip due to accident, illness or sickness.
  • If taken ill or have an accident, Endsleigh will pay emergency medical bills and hospital costs that are not covered by the National Health Service.
  • Additional costs incurred to repatriate, if medically necessary.
  • Reasonable costs to return home if a close relative is seriously ill.
  • Reimbursement if luggage is lost, stolen or accidentally damaged.
  • Endsleigh will help replace passports, or visas if they are lost or stolen.
  • Money stolen either from your person or while locked away, will be replaced.
  • If a student accidentally injures someone or damage their property, Endsleigh will cover legal liability.
  • Advice and assistance to take legal action is covered.
  • Cover for unavoidable or necessary cancellation or curtailment of course before completion due to, death, bodily injury or illness.

As a member of the Advance Payments to Travel Agents (APTA) Guarantee Scheme, underwritten by Evolution Insurance Company Limited, Klub Group Limited complies with the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992.








Anglia Examinations operate worldwide, are internationally recognised and comparable against other EFL examination bodies such as Cambridge, TOEFL and IELTS.
Our English Language Courses are accredited by ABLS and Xplore has been inspected by ABLS, a UK Visa and Immigration approved body
We are partnered with Endsleigh Insurance to provide our customers with invaluable cover whilst you are with us. Our group policy has been specifically designed for Xplore activities and programmes.
Accredited the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge for UK activity provision through the AAIAC.