Shaun the Sheep
Monday 19 August 2019 to Friday 23 August 2019
British Council (Colombo and Kandy)

Head over to the British Council this summer vacation, and experience another week of fun and learning at our libraries and teaching centres. We have an exciting line-up of events designed especially for you.

The list of activities is stated below, and more details with regard to each of them can be found as you scroll down.


British Council Colombo

Summer School for Young Learners 

Come and learn English with Shaun the Sheep this August!

We’re excited to be running a week-long summer school this August from Monday 19 to Friday 23 August for children aged 6 to 12 years old.   

Drop off your kids for 5 consecutive days packed with fun and interactive English language games, creative play, English project work, craft, Storytime and more. Together with British Council teachers, your children will spend their days exploring books, working together, engaging in reading and writing projects, role-playing and using drama to build their spoken confidence. Days will include a focus on learning new vocabulary and grammar, giving presentations, learning through film and researching and designing together in English.

Come on a journey with the British Council and Shaun and Sheep; Immerse your children in English with a great summer of learning!

Classes will be grouped by age and level; 6-7, 8-9, 10-12.  They will be split into groups dependent on level in the first workshop of the week. 

Classes will be held every day from 8.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Course fee: Rs. 12,000 for the entire programme


Parent Clubs 

In addition to students, we also have a series of workshops offered on each day between 12.15 p.m. to 1.15 p.m. exclusively for parents. This workshop series will be offered free of charge. Limited slots available.

Here's what to expect. Click on each workshop title in order to register for it.

Date Workshop title Description
Monday 19 August 2019 How to help your child at home In this workshop, we will provide you with useful tips on how you can help your child with their English skills outside of the classroom.  This workshop is suitable for all parents but particularly useful for PP parents.
Tuesday 20 August 2019 Helping your child become a confident and articulate learner In this session, Helping your child become a confident learner, we will talk about how confidence helps language learners to improve more quickly and give advice on how we can help our children develop more confidence in the classroom. All parents are welcome.
Wednesday 21 August 2019 Helping with reading In this workshop, we aim to demonstrate the importance of sharing reading with children and give you some practical tips to inspire your child to read. This workshop is for parents
Thursday 22 August 2019 Introduction to Phonics What is phonics and why is it important? We will look at how we teach phonics in class and how you can support your child’s development of phonics at home. This is particularly suitable for parents of younger children
Friday 23 August 2019 How to increase your child's attention span Children often struggle to pay attention for more than a few minutes.  This can affect their grades at school and frustrate teachers and parents.  This session on How to increase your child’s attention span, is about techniques to help your child stay focused and pay attention for longer periods of time.


British Council Kandy

Summer programmes for Children

We have a range of workshops scheduled for children aged 6 - 17

Here's what's in store. 

Date Time Age group Workshop
Wednesday 21 August 2019 
Friday 23 August 2019
9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 14-17 Secondary writing
8-10 Learn English through film
11-15 Learn English through stories
6-10 Drama

12.00 p.m. - 2.00 p.m. 
(only on 21 August 2019)

18+ Writing Clinic
12.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. 14-17 Secondary writing
11-15 Learn English through film
6-10 Learn English through stories
11-15 Drama
Thursday 22 August 2019 9.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. 14-17 Secondary writing
11-15 Learn English through film
6-10 Learn English through stories
11-15 Drama
12.30 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. 14-17 Secondary writing
8-10 Learn English through film
11-15 Learn English through stories
6-10 Drama

Fee structure: Workshop prices start from Rs. 1,500. Register on or before 04 August to take advantage of this Early Bird offer. 
Please speak to customer services for further information on 011 7 521 521



In order to sign-up for any of the aforementioned programmes (except Parent clubs) please walk-in to the British Council Customer Services in Colombo or Kandy.

Call us on 011 7 521 521 or write to us at for more information.


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