Are you on the look-out for an immersive British experience to offer your pupils? Perhaps you fancy:
Explore British culture on your very doorstep! Leave your international passport in the drawer and meet us at the Every Man’s Club in Poperinge. Founded in 1915 as an oasis of peace for the Tommies, today it very much remains a British home in Flanders Fields. The House is run by voluntary wardens from across the Commonwealth who are always available for a chinwag and a genuine cup of British/English tea.
Make it a perfect day. Select your preferred workshops from our extensive offer, covering the four skills at various educational levels. Our British guides, our actress and available English teachers have extensive experience in their specific fields of expertise. Although visiting teachers will be involved in all the activities with their classes, no extra preparation is required. We offer complete ready-made educational packages. All of this with an extra whiff of Britishness thrown in.
The experience is aimed at second and third grade pupils of secondary education who will be expected and encouraged to speak in English irrespective of their level - at all times. We will help to correct students' English, but this is not our main object. The ultimate idea is for students to communicate using the language skills they have and at the same time open up the opportunity for them to further develop their command of the English language. Differentiation is possible between groups. But within every group, it remains our object to involve all pupils and offer them fresh opportunities during each and every of the sessions.
So, doubt no more, Haste ye to Pops, the kettle is on…
Teachers are invited to select workshops from the list below. A typical day comprises of four workshops with themed breaks in-between.
We expect teachers to divide their pupils into groups of 20 pupils at a maximum, plus at least one member of staff. We can organise workshops for 40, 60 and 80 pupils at the most. We can offer selected workshops for any number of groups. For instance four groups of 20 pupils can select four different workshops, which can then be switched round on completion.
Half-day programmes can also be provided.
Rates are about 21 EUR per pupil but depend on the group size and the workshops opted for. We are happy to offer you a tailored price quote and programme. Teachers take part free of charge in all workshops. In case you are a local school, further reductions are available through a subsidie from the County of West-Flanders.
What better way to start the day than with a full English Breakfast? This optional extra can be added on to any programme for 9 EUR per person. This kind of breakfast includes fried eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, tomato and toast served in a buffet style. Did we mention marmalade and HP sauce yet? On the spot commentary will be provided, ‘spiced’ with typical vocab on food and eating traditions in the UK.
Availability depends on all educators as well as Talbot House. Most months are possible but the dates listed below stand the best chance for all educators.
These dates have already been picked by a different schoolgroup and are therefor not available anymore.
3. Against the clock – drama workshop (*)
4. Tales of Talbot House – story tour
5. A chinwag with the wardens
6. Laugh and the world will laugh with you - British Comedy
Note: alternatively, the same tour is possible on a medium level, focussing on art, architecture and religion.
(*)Note: all drama workshops are offered by native speaker and professional actress Abbie Moore, founder of Hello Drama. This professional has extensive experience in teaching inspiring, playful and challenging English-language drama workshops for Belgian schools. Various drama workshops can only be combined in the case of two groups of 20 pupils.
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