Here at Ashbourne A level college in London, we play just as hard as we work! We are dedicated to making sure our activities programme is second to none, with a little bit of something for everyone. So here’s what our new and returning students have to look forward to for the new academic year.
30th August 2017
The London Duck Tour is Ashbourne’s way of welcoming new students. For those who are from outside of London, or have just moved here from another country, it’s a great way to introduce them to some of the amazing sites that the city has to offer. Once the tour is over, everyone sits down to a spot of lunch to get to know each other better.
14th September 2017
The Ashbourne College activities programme just wouldn’t be right without bowling. As we usually split teams into staff vs student, it can get a little bit heated! But it’s a great team building exercise, and the light hearted competition that it generates makes it all the more fun. There is an additional bowling trip planned for 11th January 2018
Lion King – Lyceum Theatre
27th September 2017
Whether you’re a fan of the Disney cartoon, or just enjoy live theatre, The Lion King musical really is something to see on stage. The show has run for almost 2 decades, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re curious to see how they achieved the iconic stampede scene, be sure to book your ticket!
The Barber of Seville – London Coliseum
5th October 2017
Described as a ‘sheer delight’ by The Guardian, this Jonathan Miller production follows the story of Figaro, as he mischievously assists Count Almaviva in prising the beautiful Rosina away from her guardian, Dr Bartolo. The familiar melodies and impeccable comedic timing make this an enjoyable experience whether you are a new or regular opera goer
17th November 2017
Much like bowling, go karting has become an Ashbourne College activities programme staple. As it tends to be one of the more popular trips, it’s best to reserve your spot early. And if you think bowling is competitive, just wait until you see everyone on the track! A second trip is planned for 2nd March 2018.
Silvia – Royal Opera House
23rd November 2017
We schedule at least one ballet trip per each year, and this is one that comes highly recommended. Sylvia was Frederick Ashton’s second full-length ballet, and was reconstructed in 2004 for his centenary by Christopher Newton. There is some truly stunning choreography on display here, so definitely worth a watch!
Ice Skating – Winter Wonderland
8th December 2017
Nothing reminds us that Christmas is on the way quite like ice skating! This trip to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is open to students of all abilities, so whether you’re a pro or ‘Bambi on ice’, feel free to come along
Cirque du Soleil OVO – Royal Albert Hall
25th January 2018
In January 2016, we went along to see Cirque du Soleil Amaluna on it’s 20th anniversary run. https://www.ashbournecollege.co.uk/news/ashbourne-college-cirque-du-soleil/ This time around, they’ve captured the vibrancy of the earth’s ecosystem, with fleas, spiders and everything in between being brought to life on stage. These amazing gymnasts perform gravity defying stunts that should not be missed!
The Play That Goes Wrong – The Duchess Theatre
8th February 2018
The multi award winning Play that Goes Wrong is said to be one of the funniest productions on the London stage right now. It tells the story of a drama society’s attempts to stage a murder mystery play, but everything that could go wrong, does!
16th March 2018
Laser tag is another very popular trip, and also has a tendency to bring out the competitive side in people! Even if you haven’t been before, it’s very easy to get the hang of.You can read about past laser tag trips here
26th April 2018
Learning the art of sushi making is great fun. But the best part about this trip is being able to eat it all afterwards! It’s a great bonding opportunity for both students and staff. So if you’re mad about sushi or just want to learn a new skill, be sure to book your place.