At Peligoni we are forever looking more closely at our whole teen and childcare offering and the Inbeteeners are the age group we feel needs more focus than ever. For those who have just completed Yrs 7 or 8 at school, our age-relevant activities will help give them the confidence and skills to take on the impending pressures of the years ahead. This is why we want Peligoni to be more than a summer holiday, but somewhere that encourages and inspires them to be their best selves during this transformative time.
Freedom To Be Themselves
When your child is navigating the post-kid/pre-teen realm, life can be tough, and a holiday is the last place where growing pains should get in the way. Inbeteeners don’t want to feel like little children anymore yet aren’t quite sure how to be a teenager yet. This is even harder with social media and peer pressures putting their actions in the spotlight. With parents not having grown up in a digital world and less able to understand the bumpy road of tweendom in the twenty first century – time away from it all, together, is more precious than ever.
Activities For The Inbeteeners
- Inbeteener Mixer
- Crazy Sofa BBQ & Pool Party
- 5-a-side Football Pool Games
- Smoothie Making
- Tennis Sessions
- Fitness Classes
- Club Water Fight
- Tie Dye T-Shirts
- Pontoon Olympics
- Race Day
- Lunch Time Socials
- Paddle Polo
- Surfing at Sunflower Beach
- Paddle Baseball/Rounders
- Cat Joyrides
Some activites may incur a charge or require a watersports upgrade.
Our team have been recruited and trained with our partners at Oppidan Education to lead and encourage social interaction and confidence building for your teenagers on holiday. Think of them as cool, trusted older siblings.
A Place To Make Their Own
We want to ensure teens feel right at home at the club. At the beginning of the week, we host a mixer so everyone can get to know each other and ensure everyone knows when fun things are happnening throughout the week. This means that if the ski boat is free for a couple of hours, we will rally everyone together for a ski or a wakeboard, or if the vibe is to hang out at the pool, we’ll let everyone know. Teens are free to join in as and when they like.
Guilt-Free May Half Term Holiday With Oppidan
Just because exams fall either side of May Half Term doesn’t mean a holiday is off the cards. That’s why we’ve got Oppidan Education at the club to host mentoring and study sessions in the sun. Everyone wins.
Revision & a holiday?
For parents, half term can be a daunting time, with exams imminent and children busy scrambling to make revision timetables. The added difficulty of keeping them amused and motivated throughout the week can often be too much to bear. The idea of a going away and enjoying a holiday whilst keeping your child focused on a structured revision plan seems almost too good to be true. Or does it? Enter Oppidan Education at The Peligoni Club for May Half Term.
Who are Oppidan Education?
Walter and Henry set up Oppidan Education in 2016 as an academic mentoring company for children at school and university. Their focus in education is centred on making children invested in the idea that learning is fun and should be enjoyed to the fullest. Learning should be taken outside the classroom and this philosophy runs through Oppidan’s ethos in all of its teaching, highlighted by their emphasis on confidence and self-worth amongst the children they look after. Oppidan is a tutoring company in structure but a mentoring company in practice and in theory. Their philosophy has worked to prepare children successfully at the club for 11+ yrs, Common Entrance, GCSEs and A Levels; last year was testament to this with over 10-20 children attending the group sessions each morning.
How does the revision week work?
Walter and Henry will be out at Peligoni over the May Half Term, from Saturday 23rd May until Sunday 31st May, providing revision sessions in group study clubs and on a one-to-one basis for children of whatever age, preparing for whatever exam they may have. Don’t be surprised though if your child wants to come but doesn’t have an exam to work towards! This is revision like they have never done before. Their courses are included in the membership and run from 9am – 1pm every day over the half-term break. It’s a balancing act to play to different ages, but great fun to mix abilities and a brilliant way to get to know one another. Practically speaking, we split ages and subjects across different areas, with designated English, Maths, Science & Humanities lessons taking place around the club. The perfect study environment for those who struggle a little more to focus and enjoy their study time, we break subjects down into smaller, more manageable academic activities. Walter runs a maths revision session on the tennis court; students will teach their peers a topic they struggle with via the whiteboard, then success is rewarded with ‘maths tennis’, the challenge being to progress from the baseline to play points when answers are given correctly. Henry tends to focus more on the Arts elements; we’ve had poetry discussions on the pontoon, debate club, essay planning and creative writing workshops. Variety is the key, and using the amazing spaces that Peligoni has on offer to keep their focus throughout. In the afternoons, Oppidan run one-to-one classes for those who want specific attention relative to specific problems they may have.* One-to-one work is by far and away the most productive way to learn. Working with a mentor can inspire confidence and enthusiasm, as well as an appreciation for a subject that often gets lost or missed altogether in a classroom environment. Study can be targeted, student-led, easy going and correctly paced. Peligoni is the perfect spot to enjoy that kind of creative learning.
*One-to-one tuition or mentoring is an additional cost and can take place at the club or in your accommodation.
Tennis Academy For 4 – 12 yr Olds
New for 2020, our Tennis Academy for 4 - 12 yr olds is a great opportunity to introduce your children to the sport or develop their existing skills. Our tennis coaches will encourage those with less confidence and stretch those looking for a challenge.
KID’S TENNIS ACADEMY
Split into two age groups, our tennis coaches will lead sessions and games that are designed to improve tennis skills whilst having fun. Each group will round the week off with a tennis tournament where families are encouraged to come along and support Peligoni’s rising stars.
The Tennis Academy will only operate in peak season, 4th July to 30th August. There will be sessions from Monday to Thursday from 9:00am to 9:45am. The tournament will take place on Friday at 8:30am. There is a maximum of 8 children per group.
Tennis Academy Prices
£84 per child, when pre-booked with the London office.
Key Things To Note
- Parents must remain on site and be contactable.
- The Tennis Academy tournament is only for guests who are part of the Tennis Academy, the main tournament is separate to this one.
- Sessions will be finished by 10:00am so children can join the activity programme.
- The price is non-transferrable and cannot be shared between children.
- The Tennis Academy cost is non-refundable.