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2024 AO Summer Camp

Cambridge Connect (Public Speaking)

Cambridge Connect (Public Speaking)

This summer, we are proud to present a transformative Public Speaking Summer Camp, meticulously designed for students aged 14 to 16. In a setting that resonates with academic excellence, participants will immerse themselves in a programme that harmoniously blends Harrow's educational legacy with the intellectual rigour of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

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AISL Harrow Shenzhen

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For residential camps, the fee encompasses accommodation, meals, study materials, and Public Liability Insurance, ensuring a comprehensive package for the duration of the stay.

For day camps, the fee includes study materials, providing the necessary resources for each student's daily activities and learning experiences.

Please be aware that transportation to and from the camp, flight tickets, visa fees, and personal travel insurance are not included in the camp fees and should be arranged separately by the participants.

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Handpicked for their exceptional oratory skills, instructors from Pembroke College will lead participants on a journey to uncover the power of persuasive communication. Throughout the week-long intensive programme, students will enjoy an environment that is as nurturing as it is challenging, perfect for honing public speaking talents.

Mentoring from Cambridge's Finest

The expert instructors, imbued with the Cambridge ethos of active engagement and individual mentorship, will offer participants a chance to excel in the art of oration. These authorities in eloquence will provide an immersive experience, teaching participants to find and refine their unique speaking styles.

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Programme Highlights

  • Personalized Curriculum for Self-Expression and Persuasion: Instructors will offer one-on-one sessions to help students craft their unique persuasive speaking style. Tailored advice will focus on enhancing each student's ability to express their thoughts clearly and effectively, utilizing their innate strengths to persuade and captivate their audience.
  • Customized Workshops with Cambridge Teaching Methods: Participants will receive individual feedback during workshops, where they can learn and apply critical thinking and Cambridge's renowned teaching methods. Personalized strategies will be provided to integrate these approaches into their own speaking style, helping to refine their skills and intellectual approach to public speaking.
  • Focused Mentorship in a Collaborative Environment: Each student will be paired with a mentor who encourages their personal development and confidence. This one-on-one support is aimed at fostering an environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, receive constructive feedback, and celebrate their progress towards becoming highly effective communicators.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will leave the camp with a treasure trove of invaluable skills:

  • Commanding body language that augments their verbal communication.
  • Deep understanding of how to construct and deliver compelling speeches.
  • Confidence in addressing a variety of audiences with poise and authority.
  • Strategies for overcoming public speaking anxieties.
  • The art of storytelling that engages and influences audiences.
  • Skills in analyzing and critiquing speaking techniques to enhance their own.
  • The ability to manage rebuttals and field challenging questions with composure.
  • Proficiency in using data and emotional narratives to strengthen their message.
  • The skill of injecting humor into presentations to create a lasting impact.

About Pembroke College, University of Cambridge

Pembroke College, esteemed for its academic distinction, is a cornerstone of the University of Cambridge. As the third oldest Cambridge college, Pembroke is distinguished not only by its educational legacy but also by its architectural heritage, housing the first chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren. It stands among an elite group of six Cambridge colleges that have produced a British prime minister—Pembroke's notable alumnus being William Pitt the Younger. Students participating in the summer camp will not only benefit from this legacy but will also be introduced to Pembroke's commitment to developing the communication leaders of tomorrow.

Camp Details

Dates: 15-19 July 2024

Location: AISL Harrow Shenzhen

Age Group: 14-16 years old

Camp Type: 5-day day camp

Language: English 

Group Size: 24 students

Prerequisite: Our programmes are delivered entirely in English, and participation requires a minimum English proficiency level of CEFR C1 or an IELTS score of 7 in Listening and Reading. Unsure of your level? Contact us for a quick 15-minute online test.

Terms and Conditions

We have a number of policies in place to assure the quality of our programmes, their administration and the safety of the children and staff who take part in them. Please take a moment to review our policies and guidelines.

Please also read through our Personal Information Collection Statement to understand how we may carefully use your personal data.