Sports and Activities on the ACCORD Family Programme
Social programme for everyone
Parents can choose to enrol their children onto the afternoon activity programme and/or the evening activities. Activities of the ACCORD ISS Family programme will take place with our residential students from over 25 different countries!
The school has superb facilities including:
- Sports hall
- Heated indoor swimming pool
- Well maintained sports fields
- Drama/dance studio
- Art room
- Cookery room
- Tennis courts
- First class concert/assembly hall.
During the afternoons there is a choice of 4 to 6 activity options, at least two of which are non-sporting. Activities include, for example, football, basketball, swimming, rugby, hockey, rounders, table tennis, cricket, volleyball, water polo, yoga, dance, cookery, board games, drama, walk, jewellery making, art and craft, origami, music, and many more!
Every Friday afternoon, students have the opportunity to visit Eastbourne town centre.
If your children enrol onto the evening programme, they will have the opportunity to join the BBQ and formal presentation of prizes and leavers’ certificates followed by a disco every Friday evening. Other evening entertainment includes quiz games, themed nights such as Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes, talent shows, beach games, film nights and more.
Families can choose to join excursions or book their children only. Excursions change weekly and take place on a Wednesday and Sunday. Our ACCORD ISS staff always accompany students on all visits. Typical visits include for example:
- National Portrait Gallery, sightseeing in London; Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and shopping
- Buckingham Palace state rooms tour, watching the Changing of the Guard, picnic in St James`s Park and Leicester Square
- Hastings – Smugglers Caves, Hastings Castle and the 1066 Story followed by a walk in the old town and beach
- Hever Castle, once home of Anne Boleyn, castle grounds and water maze
- Brighton – sightseeing: pier, pavilion, beach, the Lanes and shopping
It is recommended that families book excursions prior to arriving at the school to ensure places are booked for them in advance. There may be availability upon arrival but we cannot guarantee it.
There is a lot to do and see in Eastbourne and our friendly and knowledgeable ACCORD ISS staff will be happy to give advice on places to visit.
Optional Sports and Activities
Alongside the ACCORD ISS social and activity program we also have additional activities and sports available for students to book onto. These additional sports and activities are taught by fully qualified sports specific professionals so all students can expect to be challenged and motivated during the sessions.
ACCORD ISS work closely with local and regional sports providers to provide a full range of additional activities so that all of our ACCORD ISS students have the chance to practice their hobbies or favoured sports. Some of the ACCORD ISS optional Sports and Activities take place off-site at sports specific venues so that our students receive an all rounded experience of English Sporting venues and professional coaching.
Students are also very welcome to bring their own equipment however all equipment is provided, so do not worry if your baggage is a little full!
ACCORD ISS Optional Sports and Activities are subject to availability and we recommend that students book onto additional sports activities as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Some optionals may not be available at both schools. Please contact us to check.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Sailing / Kayaking
Whether your child is a beginner or a natural, Sailing and Kayaking is a great Optional Activity for all abilities. ACCORD ISS works very closely with local sports clubs who deliver our Sailing/Kayaking courses, and all staff are fully qualified and trained to give your child an extremely rewarding experience.
Each student will receive a total of six hours of tuition with fully qualified member of staff and this will be spread into two hour sessions across three afternoons.
To attend ACCORD ISS Sailing and Kayaking all students must be 12 and years and older, all equipment will be provided but students may bring their own wetsuits if they wish.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Windsurfing
Windsurfing is one of the most complex water sports to learn but our programs are fully designed for children of all abilities to develop their skills in a beautiful local lake or river.
The ACCORD ISS Windsurfing program will test student’s technique, skill and ability to perform at speed, but this course has been very popular with students as they find it extremely rewarding.
Students who wish to sign up to Windsurfing must be aged 12 years or over.
Students will receive a total of 6 hours of tuition spread across 3 afternoons during one week.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Tennis
The biggest Lawn Tennis competition is held here in England, famously known as ‘Wimbledon’. Tennis professionals from across the globe come to London to participate in this historic event each year.
ACCORD ISS work very closely with the Lawn Tennis Association to ensure that our Tennis Academy is taught by highly qualified coaches ensuring that our courses are challenging, rewarding and enjoyable.
Students are invited to bring along their own tennis equipment, however the school will provide all necessary equipment.
Students will receive 6 hours of tennis coaching, 2 hours per session with a total of 3 sessions per week.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Golf
Why not practice your swing whilst studying English here in the UK. Our ACCORD ISS Golf Activities give students a great opportunity to see the English landscape and beautiful golf courses as well as developing their golf skills.
All students will be taken to the local Golf Course (dependent upon school of study) and taught by the Resident Golf Professional for 6 hours per week.
Previous students have really enjoyed our Golf Courses, the small groups or private one to one tuition really help each student excel and progress.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Horse Riding
Whether you are a beginner looking to put your horse riding skills to the test, or a natural who wants to just relax and enjoy your hobby whilst studying English here in the UK.
ACCORD ISS works closely with local Equestrian centres to ensure that each students receives the best horse riding experience possible.
Each student will receive 3 hours of tuition throughout the week. The sessions are broken down into three one hour sessions and students can borrow plenty of equipment from the equestrian centres so there is no need to bring your own.
Sports and Activities in Eastbourne : Dance Academy
Get on your dancing shoes this summer and learn with our very own ACCORD ISS, fully qualified dance instructors.
Dance Academy is available at all of our centres and has proven to be a very popular optional activity with our students. We welcome all ages and abilities, and all students will be taught a variety of dancing styles from contemporary, street and even breakdancing. Throughout the week, students will work in groups developing and practicing techniques and routines and then each group has the chance to perform to the rest of the school and students.
The Dance Academy courses run for six hours per week, with sessions running for two hours across three afternoons.
- Afternoon and evening activity programmes available for children
- 4-6 activities to choose from each afternoon
- Evening entertainment including themed nights, talent shows and discos
- Whole families or just children can book onto excursions
- Optional sports coaching available
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