historical experiencesWe love to spend time and share experiences with our international friends, which is why we love it when they come and stay with us at Fleetham Lodge!  We always aim to make each visit special in every way; with individualized focus and study of English, with time to relax and enjoy in and around our home, and with exciting and enriching local cultural and historical experiences that help our guests get to know and enjoy England the way that we do. 

One of these very exciting local experiences is a spectacular outdoor performance at the beautiful Auckland Castle called “Kynren-An Epic Tale of England.”  And epic is exactly what this show is as it tells the story of 2,000 years of British history from the Roman times, to the Viking and Norman invasions, mediaeval feasts, the Elizabethan era, the Georgian Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and all the way up to World War II.  The play tells the story of England as seen through the eyes of a young boy named Arthur as he encounters a magical mixture of myth, legend, and history.  Arthur encounters many historical figures on his journey like playwrights, priests, kings, and queens. This performance is as massive a production as it is in scope, with over 1,000 members of the cast and crew, spellbinding pyrotechnics and lighting, and a thundering soundtrack that sets the mood exactly right.

It is quite astounding to behold, and a wonderful opportunity to be entertained on such a grand scale and also to be educated about the history of England!  We love it when something combines both learning and fun in such a great way, that is what our immersion courses are all about.  Since 2004 we have welcomed many students here to Fleetham Lodge from many different countries and for many different reasons from English exam preparation to family fun, but all our students had one thing in common; they wanted to be in an English speaking environment for the duration of their stay, they wanted the opportunity to be surrounded by English; listening to it and speaking it every day and they also wanted to experience (not just observe) something of British culture.  There are so many exciting things happening around Fleetham lodge all of the time that are great ways to experience British culture and history, such as the Kynren performance.

We take great pains to make sure that we maximise the time you spend with us and we know that you will experience great improvement in your language skills while you are here. We also want you to have a great time here at Fleetham Lodge and we take care to arrange activities and excursions that you will not only enjoy, but that will also give you great memories!

I can’t wait to welcome you here! So, when will YOU come and learn with us?  Sign up for one of our immersion courses today!

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