In addition to West End, Sailing, and Immersion, we are delighted to offer the following Short Courses for the Summer of 2021:


Outdoor Adventure (11 to 17 years)

Under the expert instruction of Windermere School’s own specialist Outdoor Adventure team, each week you will enjoy a variety of thrilling outdoor adventures in a range of exciting Lake District locations. Typical activities could include abseiling, mountain walk or scramble, mountain biking, ghyll scrambling, caving, and climbing. The course has a strong emphasis on both personal development in leadership and outdoor skill acquisition and your week is sure to be action-packed with a heavy dose of adrenaline!


  1. Safety is always our top priority and all safety equipment will be provided.
  2. Experience is not essential however a reasonable level of fitness is required.
  3. The final itinerary for each week is at the discretion of the Course Leader, taking into consideration the weather conditions, age, and experience of the participants
  4. A kit list will be sent prior to course commencement.


Price: £350 per week (day) Monday to Friday, 9am  to 5pm.

Outdoor Adventure9am to 5pm2 to 6 July
Outdoor Adventure9am to 5pm19 to 23 July
Outdoor Adventure9am to 5pm26 to 30 July
Outdoor Adventure9am to 5pm23 to 27 August

Arts and Crafts (8 to 14 years)

As well as being a lot of fun, creative activities help build confidence, hand and eye coordination, social skills, and mental wellbeing. If you have ever wanted to learn to knit or sew or would like to apply or extend your crafting skills, this is the course for you. Each week you will have the opportunity to try a wide range of different craft activities in a relaxing and calm environment. Typical activities may include Lino printing or creating useful everyday items such as felted phone cases, marbled paper-covered notebooks, sewing a shoulder bag etc.


Price: £150 per week (half day), Monday to Friday, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Arts and Crafts1.30pm to 4.30pm19 to 23 July
Arts and Crafts1.30pm to 4.30pm26 to 30 July
Arts and Crafts1.30pm to 4.30pm2 to 6 August
Arts and Crafts1.30pm to 4.30pm9 to 13 August
Arts and Crafts1.30pm to 4.30pm16 to 20 August

Introduction to the Violin (8 to 14 years)

 This course will give you a taste of playing the violin and help you decide if you would like to begin having lessons. There is no need to have played any instrument before. You will learn how to hold the violin and use the bow with an emphasis on making a good sound. By the end of the week, you should be able to play along to several tunes. You will learn as part of a small group in a relaxed atmosphere with the flexibility to take things at your own speed and get some individual help. The course uses games and engaging activities to teach music theory in a very accessible way. Rhythm skills, reading ‘the dots’, and the structure of music are all explored in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Violins are provided or you are welcome to bring your own if you have one.

Price: £160 per week (half day), Monday to Friday, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.