An action packed first week at DS Shrewsbury!

Learning to play cricket

We're well under way at Shrewsbury, and have had an action packed first week with the 130 students or so that are currently here on both the English-Multi Activity and the English-Sport and Dance Academy courses. Fine weather for the most part has dominated, enabling the students to get out and explore this beautiful, wonderful and huge campus with their new friends.  Cricket, lacrosse, yoga and adventure sports are just some of the activities that have been taking place.

Victory in a 'Do or Die' Challenge

The Social team have devised a highly entertaining afternoon and evening programme to help the students settle in and get to know each other.  'Deal or No Deal' and 'Do or Die' have been amongst the highlights so far, and the students have responded with infectious enthusiasm and plenty of amusing and well spirited participation.  'Do or Die' in particular was well received by all, with a knockout quiz competition enabling certain students to escape the incredibly, and increasingly, messy challenges which were great fun to watch!

All the students are now involved in their English classes and workshops and we look forward to some of their presentations on Tuesday evening.  Workshop options include making a music video, composing a travel guide, making a campus news programme and magazine writing.  We will post a selection of the presentations on the blog over the coming weeks.
One of our Activity Leaders

We went on a half day excursion to Shrewsbury yesterday (Friday), and tomorrow (Sunday) everyone will be heading to Birmingham, to the Think-Tank science museum in the morning, and the Bullring Shopping Centre in the afternoon.

A few photos are posted here on the blog, but if you would like to see more of them, request to join our facebook group and you'll be able to see a much wider selection.