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Greenfields EFL and Boarding Student Outings 2017

Last call for EFL courses in the summer! Greenfields EFL courses run during the summer school term and the summer holidays and in addition to those we have boarders at the school all year round who need entertaining! Here are a few recent photos taken on various outings. They include dance lessons, horse riding, archery, go-carting, cycling, canoeing, team building, trips to stately homes and castles, cookery, eating ice cream and lots more. Contact EFL manager on eflgrf@gmail.com for more details.

Mud Run for the Greenfields PTA

MUD RUN

In the last week of April some of the boarders and students of Greenfields school took part in a sponsored mud run. The run was a cross country run through fields and forests and MUD and its purpose was to raise funds for the school’s PTA. Everyone finished sweaty and muddy but had lots of fun!

 

Greenfields Head Goes to Japan

Here is the full article in the local newspaper

http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/…/story-30195111-d…/story.html

Greenfields and Winnie the Pooh
Greenfields Head Goes to Japan

On his recent trip to Japan, Executive Head Teacher, Mr Jeff Smith of Greenfields School was intrigued to find out that Japanese children loved the idea of visiting the ‘home’ of Winnie-the-Pooh (or Pooh-San as they call him). Pooh San is a fictional teddy bear created by English author A. A. Milne and his adventures are based around the Ashdown Forest close to where Greenfields is located.

Mr Smith flew out to Tokyo in February to promote the school’s summer language program for children learning English as a foreign language at his Forest Row School

The English as a second language program has been running at the school for several years and was first set up as a summer camp, but now also runs at different times during the year in order to accommodate students who have breaks in their countries at other times of the year.

Greenfields School, which is an independent day and boarding school, offers foreign students boarding on site and the advantage of internationally recognised qualifications.

Mr Smith said: “The majority of the subjects the school teaches, are international GCSEs so for anyone who gets a certificate here in England it will be an international qualification so they can take it back to whatever country they’re from and it will be valid there as well.”

Mr Smith added during the visit he took inspiration from teaching methods abroad and how “everything ran like clockwork”.

“The people were incredibly caring and very proud of what they do and the place was very clean,” he said. “If you start looking vaguely lost, people come up to you and ask if you need help. It’s unreal.

“The impression people sometimes give you when they talk about Japan is that it’s so rushed but it’s actually less manic than England.

“If you go on the underground in London during rush hour, you feel stressed. Everybody looks so tense. In Japan it’s also busy, but it felt a lot calmer. You can tell people know what they’re doing and everything was coordinated, it was more relaxed.

World Book Day at Greenfields!

World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

This year, the Infant and Junior children came to school on book day dressed as their favourite book characters and happily spent the day reading extracts from their favourite books to eachother.

Using the Cambridge Curriculum in conjunction with the Study Technology, Greenfields has children from a very young age really enjoy reading and literacy.

World Book Day at Greenfields!

Cup Cake sale for Charity at Greenfields

Some of the seniors made cupcakes this week and sold them to raise money for a children’s charity (working on precept no 4 of The Way to Happiness )
Part of the Greenfields’ ethics and morals system is the use of The Way to Happiness, a universal moral code devised by L. Ron Hubbard, the developer of the Study Technology used in the school. This code forms the basis for moral behaviour in the school and consists of 21 precepts which children of all ages are encouraged to follow.The Way to Happiness is used in classroom environments and as a separate course.

Greenfields EFL Timetable 2017

SUMMER FUN EFL TIMETABLE 2017!

Bookings being taken NOW – please pass it on to anyone
you know who may be interested!

ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMMES
We have a variety of programmes for international students including intensive study, excursions, activities and outings to London, Brighton and other modern and historical sites. Summer holiday programmes run from June to August, minimum stay 1 week. Group bookings welcome.  Boarding on school campus, rural location. Cost £595 per week.

 

WEEK 1 – Sunday 4th June to Saturday 10th June
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sun 4th June Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Bluewater Mall Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 5th June Study Study Cookery Lesson
Tuesday 6th June Study Study / Sport Inside and Outside Games
Wednesday 7th June (full day) London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament) London Attraction / River Cruise London Shopping
Thursday 8th June Study Study / Sport In House Fashion Show (show your style)
Friday 9th June(half day) Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place Art / Assembly DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 10th Junefull day) Brighton Brighton & Sea Life Centre Brighton Pier

 

WEEK 2 – Sunday 18th June to Saturday 24th June
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 18th June (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Outside Games & Activities Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 19th June Study Study Cookery Lesson / Forest Walk
Tuesday 20th June Study Study / Sport Bowling
Wednesday 21st June (full day) Hever Castle & Picnic Hever Castle & Picnic Inside and Outside Games
Thursday 22nd June Study Study / Sport Visit an English Supermarket
Friday 23rd June(half day) Educational Outing / East Grinstead Treasure Hunt Art / Assembly DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 24th June (full day) Cambridge Cambridge Cambridge
WEEK 3 – Sunday 25th June to Saturday 1st July
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 25th June (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Bluewater Mall Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 26th June Study Study Cookery Lesson / Bonfire Night
Tuesday 27th June Study Study / Sport Forest Row Laser Tag
Wednesday 28th June (full day) Thorpe Park (Theme Park) Thorpe Park (Theme Park) Inside and Outside Games
Thursday 29th June Study Study / Sport Smith & Western (Ice cream in a Western restaurant)
Friday 30th June(half day) Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place Art / Assembly DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 1st July(full day) London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament London Attraction / London Eye London Shopping

 

WEEK 4 – Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th July
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 2nd July (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Tilgate Park Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 3rd July Study Study Cookery Lesson/ Football Training
Tuesday 4th July Study Study / Sport Forest Treasure Hunt
Wednesday 5th July Brighton Brighton & Sea Life Centre Brighton Pier
Thursday 6th July Study Study / Sport In House Fashion Show (show your style)
Friday 7th July (half day) Educational Outing / East Grinstead Meet the locals Art / Study DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 8th July (full day) London Tour (Natural History Museum) London Theatre London Shopping
 

 

WEEK 5 – Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th July
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 9th July(half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Crawley Mall Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 10th July Study Study Cookery Lesson / Forest Walk
Tuesday 11th July Study Study / Sport Bowling
Wednesday 12th July (full day) London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament London Attraction / Ripley’s Believe Me or Not! London Shopping
Thursday 13th July Study Study / Sport Smith & Western (Ice cream in a Western restaurant)
Friday 14th July(half day) Archery and Team building at Blacklands Farm Art / Study DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 15th July (full day) Warwick Warwick Castle Warwick Castle

 

WEEK 6 – Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd July
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 16th July (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Sheffield Park Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 17th July Study Study Cookery Lesson / Bonfire Night
Tuesday 18th July Study Study / Sport Forest Row Laser Tag
Wednesday 19th July (full day) Chessington Chessington Inside and Outside Games
Thursday 20th July Study Study / Sport Crate Challenge at Blacklands Farm / then Supermarket
Friday 21st July (half day) Educational Outing / Chocolate Making Workshop Art / Study DVD / Cinema Night
Saturday 22nd July (full day) Oxford Tour Oxford University Oxford
 

WEEK 7 – Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July

MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sun 23rd July(half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Bluewater Mall Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 24thJuly Study Study Cookery Lesson / Football Training
Tuesday 25th July Study Study / Sport Inside and Outside Games
Wednesday 26th July (full day) London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament) Londo, River Cruise & St. Paul’s Cathedral London Shopping
Thursday 27th July Study Study / Sport Greenfields Theatre Company Play
Friday 28th July (half day) Educational Outing / Wakehurst Place Art / Study Cinema Night East Grinstead
Saturday 29th July (full day) Summer Fair at Greenfields Summer Fair at Greenfields Smith & Western + Bowling
 

WEEK 8 – Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th August

MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 30th July (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Graduation Arrival / Prom (over 14’s) / Cinema (under 14’s)
Monday 31st July Study National Trust Excursion / Sheffield Park Bowling
Tuesday 1st August Study Hastings Tour Hastings & Adventure Golf
Wednesday 2nd August Study Climbing at Blacklands Farm Inside and Outside Games
Thursday 3rd August (full day) London Tour / Greenwich London Attraction / Greenwich Mean Time Picnic and Cutty Sark Ship London Shopping
Friday 4th August Study Educational Outing / East Grinstead Treasure Hunt In House Fashion Show (show your style)
Saturday 5th August (full day) Brighton Brighton – The Pavilion Brighton Pier

 

WEEK 9 – Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th August
MORNING AFTERNOON EVENING
Sunday 6th August (half day) Arrival / Free Time Arrival / Crawley Mall Arrival / Welcoming Evening
Monday 7th August Study Bake an English Afternoon Cream Tea Badminton
Tuesday 8th August Study Hampton Court Palace Hampton Court Palace
Wednesday 9th August Study Crete Challenge & Team Building at Blacklands Farm Forest Walk and Games
Thursday 10th August (full day) London Tour (B.Palace, Big Ben & Parliament) London Attraction / Tower of London London Shopping
Friday 11th August (half day) Study Tully’s Farm Maze Visit an English Supermarket
Saturday 12th August (full day) Warwick Tour Warwick Castle Warwick

Greenfields Study Courses

Greenfields school attributes its success to its utilisation of the discoveries about studying and learning made by educator and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. He began his research into the field of study and education in the 1920’s and while assisting students in an exacting training programme in the 1960s, he did further extensive research and became aware of the absence of any systematic research and methodology on the subject of study itself. He accelerated and concluded his own investigation into how people learn and the difficulties they encounter in the process, eventually identifying the primary reasons people have any difficulty studying or learning.
From these discoveries, he went on to develop;

  • methods a student can use to effectively study any subject for real understanding
  • methods a teacher can employ to effectively teach any subject for real understanding
  • ways to avoid the primary causes of study difficulties
  • exactly how to identify and resolve study trouble when it does occur.

This organised body of study became known as Study Technology, the first subject which actually teaches one how to learn.
Consider what you, the reader, would be like if you understood all the subjects you had studied and could use all the information – maths, grammar, music, photography, physics, and so on. Or, at the very least, were completely confident that you could pick up and study any subject and be able to apply that knowledge straight away.
Greenfields students have that opportunity.

From an early age students at Greenfields become familiar with the Study Technology, as delivered through the Study Technology courses beginning with ‘Learning How to Learn’ and progressing through ‘How to Use a Dictionary’ and the ‘Grammar and Communication’ course. In the Upper School, senior students complete the ‘Study Skills for Life’ course and the ‘Basic Study Manual’, both of which have internships to ensure that they become adept at applying the technology.

Greenfields offers FREE Educational Assessments and Individual Programmes to any child. Fees start from £59 per week meaning that this exceptional private school education is available to almost everyone. Please contact us for more details or arrange a tour of the school.

More about Study Technology at: www.appliedscholastics.org/study-tech.html