Matvei, a seven year old from Russia, spent 3 weeks of his summer in the UK attending a London day camp. His family heard of Gabbitas Education through a friend, for whose child we had successfully helped place in a leading senior school in the UK. After considering all of Matvei’s needs and his parents’ preferences, we used our extensive knowledge of summer courses to find the best option for him.
Matvei attended a day camp at one of the top London schools. Given their son’s young age, Matvei’s parents did not want him to attend a traditional English language course and so we found a camp that had a good mix of international and British national children. As a result, Matvei’s English improved dramatically (largely through socialising with his peers), while the camp also gave him the opportunity to take part in a number of activities including horse riding and football, and a wide variety of arts and crafts.
“Matvei has truly come back a different person, in the best sense. He has grown not only physically, but also intellectually and psychologically too. His English has reached new heights and he now actively enjoys speaking it. If parents want their kids to both relax and develop over summer so that they are feeling fresh and ready for the year ahead, an English summer school is definitely what the doctor orders! Although my husband and I speak English, it is particularly reassuring being able to speak to your colleagues in Russian. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Gabbitas for their care, support and genuine interest in our child’s wellbeing.”