Summer is just around the corner, and for the third year now we’re running the Minerva Me Club – our amazing summer activity program for 7-11 year old students.
We’ll be running Me Club for five weeks, from July 17th to August 25th, so there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved! We’ll have alternating Week 1 and Week 2 programs with different activities spread over ten days and none repeated, so if you want to sign up for both brilliant weeks, you can!
What does a day at Me Club look like?
We offer morning classes, based in a London school and taken by one of our expert tutors, followed by an afternoon activity that will either involve a skills-based workshop or a trip around London.
The classes are split between English speakers and non-native English speakers, as we have many pupils from both at home and abroad.
The English speakers will focus on 11 plus-style skills, specifically maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, while non-native speakers will have English classes. However, these lessons are not just conventional school classes, but will teach the material in fun, innovative and engaging ways.
What do the workshops involve?
Me Club workshops are often some of the highlights of the week, for children and adults alike!
The workshops usually focus on improving and developing important life-skills, such as teamwork and communication, public speaking, leadership and British/global etiquette. This summer, we are also looking at including debating on the timetable, and possibly even coding!
In the past we have had a visit to the Globe Theatre, where we are given a tour, then do a workshop hosted by a Shakespearean actor, with the students even delivering lines themselves later on. This has always been one of our most popular activities, both with children and Me Club leaders.
And the tours?
After morning classes, the groups get together for the afternoon trips. London has more to offer culturally than any city on Earth, and our visits to London attractions and landmarks are eye-opening, whether you’re a native or a visitor.
These have included some of London’s world-class museums, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as Greenwich Meantime and the London Observatory.
What else do we offer?
As well as expert teaching and fantastic trips and workshops, we also give an update at the end of the week on your child’s progress in terms of our four key determiners: motivation, ability, improvement and confidence.
We will also update our daily photo diary, so parents can see exactly what the kids have been doing, and host an end of the week presentation show, where the pupils will be presented with awards, prizes and a completion certificate.
We can even offer residential accommodation at a safe and cosy boarding house in West London, in a gorgeous Victorian building with a courtyard garden. This includes private rooms, breakfast and dinner, towels, wifi, security, a Me Club leader available 24/7 and planned evening activities. However, this is conditional on a minimum of 12 pupils staying each week – perfect for big groups, but we can’t currently guarantee it will be available every week.
We can even offer bespoke Me Club weeks based around the specific interests of the pupils – but you will need to get in touch with us to find out more!
How do I book?
We are currently taking bookings for summer, which you can do through our email at email@example.com, or by calling the Temple of Minerva on 0208 819 3276 to speak to a member of the Minerva Me Club team.
Spaces are filling up fast, so book soon to avoid disappointment!
By David Bard
David is a Minerva Pro Tutor who specialises in humanities subjects at A Level and is a trained expert in the 7 + and 11 + exams. Outside of tutoring, David writes blogs about everything that’s trending in education.