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Junior Summer Programme at Wallace College
The Junior Summer Programme is aimed at students aged 14 - 17 years. The course runs primarily through the summer period from Monday 29 June - Sunday 9 August but is available all year round.
Students will attend English classes in the morning from 09:00-12:30 Monday - Friday, totalling 15 hours of lessons per week. In the afternoon students will participate in our cultural programme, filled with local visits, a sports afternoon and a full-day excursion every Sunday.
- Levels: Elementary to Advanced
- Average class size: 12
- Duration: Minimum 1 week, maximum 3 weeks
- Time: English classes - Monday to Friday (0900 - 1230)
- Time: Cultural programme - Monday to Friday (13:00 - 16:00) and Sunday (10:00 - 18:00)
Juniors are accompanied on all visits by one of our Activity Leaders.
Price includes English classes and cultural programme of local visits and excursions, accommodation, bus pass, packed lunch and transfers to and from Edinburgh airport.
£540 in a host family
£690 in a residence
Visits on our cultural programme
Please see a sample of the events, activities and excursions from our recent Summer Programmes in the pictures below: Please note that our Summer Programmes are specially chosen to suit the age group, interests and preferences of our clients, so those described below are a representative sample and not a guaranteed timetable.
The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
This Museum, only 2 minutes walk from the College, has recently undergone a major refurbishment. There is a huge range of exhibits and activities.
Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh
Only 3 miles from the city centre, Craigmillar Castle is one of the best-preserved mediæval castles in Scotland.
The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Scotland’s premier garden. The Rock Garden is world famous and there are spectacular glasshouses and a lovely visitor centre.
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh
Learn more about what makes Scotland different from England. Admire the work of the Spanish architect Enric Miralles who designed the Parliament building, but died before it was completed.
On The Trail Of Greyfriars Bobby
Discover the story of the dog who became famous in 19th century Edinburgh. After his master died Bobby spent the next 14 years guarding his grave.
Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
This science museum, housed in a distinctive new building, contains 14 galleries with interactive exhibits and activities, including volcanoes, earthquakes, icebergs, rainforests and dinosaurs
The town of North Berwick is on the rugged East Coast with steep cliffs and an ancient volcano. The Bass Rock is a world famous nature reserve, home for thousands of sea birds. Nearby is Tantallon Castle which has the best 14th century castle architecture in Scotland.
Stirling Castle is in a magnificent and atmospheric setting, at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Many people prefer it to Edinburgh Castle. On the way to Stirling you pass the site of the Battle of Bannockburn - Scotland’s most famous victory over the English in 1314.
The home of golf - a game invented in Scotland. St Andrews has the oldest university in Scotland - where Prince William met Kate Middleton.
The Scottish Borders
It looks very peaceful now, but it has a violent history. Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s most famous writers, lived in this area and drew his inspiration from it. The heart of Robert the Bruce, a former King of Scotland, is buried in Melrose Abbey (pictured).
The Kelpies, Falkirk
These 30m high steel sculptures were completed in 2013. They represent Kelpies, mythological beasts from Scottish folklore. Visitors can climb inside the statues, as well as admiring them from outside. The sculptures are even more impressive in reality than in pictures
Loch Lomond is the Scottish Highlands in miniature. Possibly the most beautiful loch in Scotland (and the largest by area) set in breathtaking scenery
The birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Although Linlithgow Palace is now a ruin, it is fun to explore. The stairways are still intact and you can get a real sense of what it would have been like to live there. The palace stands beside a loch (Scottish for "lake") situated in a beautiful park.
See the Crown Jewels of Scotland, the mysterious Stone of Destiny, the beautiful St Margaret’s Chapel and the famous One o’clock Gun.
Gladstone’s Land & the Georgian House, Edinburgh
A step back in time to see the contrast between the way people lived in the mediaeval Old Town and the elegant New Town during the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh
A unique opportunity to sample the royal lifestyle of Queen Elizabeth and her famous guests.
Dunfermline and Loch Leven
Across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh lies Dunfermline, the ancient capital city of Scotland. In Dunfermline Abbey the body of Robert the Bruce, one of Scotland’s greatest heroes, is buried. Nearby is Loch Leven where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in a castle located on an island in the loch.
Dean Village, Edinburgh
This picturesque village only minutes from the centre of Edinburgh dates back to 1128 when it was the centre of a milling community.
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
This hill (a very gentle slope) in the centre of Edinburgh has a number of monuments built on its top, and offers a spectacular view of the city.