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Double success for College Summer School at South West Tourism Awards

Sam Ponsford (Centre) received the South West Tourism Excellence Silver Award for International Visitor Experience with School of English & Culture team members Tom Burgess & Grace SwordySam Ponsford (Centre) received the South West Tourism Excellence Silver Award for International Visitor Experience with School of English & Culture team members Tom Burgess & Grace SwordyThe Marlborough College Summer School Team have won two silver South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

 

Marlborough College’s annual multi-generational Summer School, which is organised by the College's Enterprise Team, won Silver in the category of Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience while their sister event, The Marlborough College School of English & Culture won the Silver award for International Visitor Experience of the Year. 

Becky Graham and Rachel Wheeler received the Silver South West Tourism Excellence Award for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience Becky Graham and Rachel Wheeler received the Silver South West Tourism Excellence Award for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience The top organisations in the South West Tourism industry attended a ceremony held in the Arena at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay on February 1. The event was hosted by BBC news presenter Victoria Graham, with an inspiring opening address by travel journalist and Chair of Family Holiday Association, Alison Rice.

With a record of 647 entries for this year’s Awards, Marlborough College underwent a rigorous judging process which included a ‘mystery shopper’ visit. The judges described Summer School as “Action packed – something for everyone”. 

Director of Enterprises, John Blake is delighted with the two awards: “For Summer School to achieve a Silver award for the second time and the School of English and Culture to win after only our second year of operation, is a wonderful reflection of all the hard work the team put in to giving our customers the best experience possible. We are now looking ahead to summer 2018 and will be going for gold!” 

Marlborough College Summer School has been running since 1974 and can now lay claim to being the largest multi-generational Summer School in Europe. From 8th July to 4th August 2018 around 4,000 customers from home and abroad will arrive in Marlborough to take part in over 500 courses and eclectic evening entertainment.

Founded in 2016, the School of English and Culture runs alongside Summer School and provides life-changing experiences for teenagers aged between 13 and 17 years. The aim is to develop the student holistically while they develop their language skills, critical-thinking, creativity and ability to work collaboratively with people from all over the world. 

There is a choice of two academic streams – Learn English (focused on language skills) and Open Minds (focused on a broad range of subjects such as Philosophy, Drama, Film-Making and Creativity). 

To find out more about Marlborough College Summer School and the School of English and Culture you can phone the team on 01672 892388, or visit the websites.

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