Medieval Experience

Medieval Experience

Where: Newbattle Abbey, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates: 17/06/2018 – 12/08/2018*
Ages: 9 to 17 years old

Recognising the unique location and culture of Newbattle the team at Oscars have developed The Medieval Experience. A three-week course for 9 – 17 year olds which promises to leave students with long lasting memories of Scotland. As well as visits to Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat, students will experience the music, dance and culture of Scotland. They even get to design their own kilt.  There simply could not be a better place to take a trip back in time and indulge in a medieval experience.

The programme consists of English tuition with elements of Scottish medieval history and a rich social programme showcasing the best of medieval landmarks around Scotland including Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Dungeons, Alnwick Castle & Knights quest, Tantallon Castle, Holyrood Park & Arthur’s seat, Highlands and Loch Lomond, activity parks and more. Scottish themes are explored such as music, theatre, Scottish Ceilidh dance, history and culture, including opportunities to dress in highland dress- the kilt.

Sample Timetable

Day Morning 09:00-12:30** Afternoon 14:00- 17:30** Evening
Sunday Arrivals Orientation & Induction
Monday Testing/Lessons Royal Mile tour Construction Challenge
Tuesday Lessons Museum of Scotland Ghost Walk (at college)
Wednesday Lessons Half Day Excursion to Edinburgh Castle OSCARS Disco
Thursday Lessons Onsite Activities OSCARS Ceilidh
Friday Lessons Edinburgh Dungeons Oscars International Disco
Saturday Full Day excursion to Alnwick Castle & Knights quest Medieval treasure hunt
Sunday Full day excursion to Glasgow (optional activity)*** Mini Olympics
Monday Edinburgh’s dark secret – vaults tour Lessons Design a kilt
Tuesday Arthurs seat Lessons Scottish Burns Supper & dancing
Wednesday Half day excursion to Tantallon castle Lessons Scavenger Hunt
Thursday Onsite activities Lessons OSCARS Disco
Friday Carlton hill Lessons Talent show
Saturday Full Day excursion to Loch Lomond and Highlands OSCARS Awards & Leaving Party
Sunday Departures

Note: no compensation will be made for the activities lost due to arrivals/ departures

*there may be limited flexibility for closed groups

**20 lessons/ 15 hours a week of tuition

***£40 for non standard excursions

must bring own towels

£50/ €50 damage deposit required