Over 100 Boys Enjoyed Our Easter Activity Camps

22 April 2021

 

While some boys have just returned from three weeks at home, many have only been away from Caldicott for one or two weeks, kept busy and engaged by our Easter activity camps, which attracted massive interest from the boys this year. These opportunities run by our passionate teachers have provided enrichment and a chance for the boys to spend more time with their friends.

The first week of the holidays involved a great action-packed four-days, with 98 boys attending daily, all enjoying a whole variety of activities from cricket, football, rugby, basketball, climbing, golf, squash, dodgeball, and manhunt to name but a few. These activity camps are proving hugely popular and with more planned for May half-term, end of term and also the weeklong activity camp from August 23, we hope to have more boys enjoy the experience. Please do look out for further details, nearer the time.

During the last week of the Easter holidays, approximately 60 boys attended a four-day cricket camp. Despite being greeted by snow on the ground on their first day, the boys demonstrated their love for the game by turning up with smiles on their faces, unperturbed by the cold weather. The camp was split into three phases emphasising specific importance on fielding, skill development through various drills for batting and bowling and finally, game manipulations, where boys were encouraged to apply the skills learned, but more importantly have fun playing cricket. With fixtures returning this term it was fantastic to see the boys playing cricket again and more evidence that the cricket culture at Caldicott is as alive and well as ever.

Also running on the last week of Easter, we hosted four action packed days of drama camp which proved hugely popular, boasting record-breaking attendance. 

Each day had a different focus to develop performance skills, whilst also providing a deeper understanding of how theatre can be staged. The 4th - 6th Form boys explored physical theatre, improvisation, Greek choral work, and dramatic conventions. Some of the tasks we set were rather challenging, but the boys were incredible and produced some impressive work. Our 1st - 3rd formers enjoyed energetic drama games which are designed to help build confidence, improvisation skills and creativity, and on their final day they worked on the staging of scripted performances of some well-known fables. 

We were delighted to welcome Arjun N (OC 2019-2020) back to assist with the camp. He was wonderful with the younger boys, who welcomed the opportunity to learn from him and ask questions about life at Harrow. 

Information about our summer drama camp will be released after half term.  

 

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