Bucksmore Veterinary Experience 2023 Summer Programme, Plumpton College, Brighton


Run in Plumptons specialist animal care unit for students aged 13 to 16. The Veterinary Experiencee programme at Plumpton will give students the opportunity to see and engage with our extensive range of animals: from amphibians and fish to birds, mammals and reptiles. Students have 7.5 hours of Animal Care tuition per week spending time in the specialist Animal Care unit, learning how to care for animals along with what they need as well as handling some of Plumpton’s small animals.

Most of the time spent in the animal management unit will be interactive. As well as this, student’s have 15 hours of English tuition per week as well as activities and excursions out of classes.

Plumpton College is an amazing location at the foot of the South Downs and only 20 minutes away from the seaside town of Brighton. The College is an agricultural college during the academic year and as such it has a working farm; an Animal Care Centre; stables including one of the best horse-riding schools in the country; and beautiful grounds which can be used for outside activities.

With a sprawling site of 900 hectares, including tennis courts, sports fields, vineyards, a sports hall, an animal care centre and a forest, Plumpton College has a wide range of opportunities for sports and activities and in safe and secure setting.

Plumpton College also has the largest horse riding stables in the south of England. Bucksmore students can choose to undertake horse riding lessons as an optional extra, making use of the indoor and outdoor riding schools.

Plumpton College provides both single and twin bedrooms in separate male and female accommodation blocks, and all bathrooms are shared between 4-6 students. Laundry is available onsite and free of charge.

Bucksmore also offers a complimentary airport transfer service to students arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

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2023 Bucksmore Veterinary Experience Programme at Plumpton College

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Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by both year-round Plumpton staff and Bucksmore staff in the specialist animal care unit at Plumpton College.

  • Introduction to the specialised animal care centre.
  • Picking up and holding Guinea Pigs.
  • Methods of checking the health and well-being of animals.
  • Performing technical animal health checks.
  • Animal identification games.
  • Insights into the anatomy and life of amphibians and invertebrates.
  • Up-close and personal with amphibians.
  • Key animal care and nourishment routines.
  • Introducing the world of reptiles.
  • Controlling and holding reptiles.
  • Constructing and delivering an interactive detailed animal presentation to peers.

Included with Bucksmore Veterinary Experience:

  • 15 hours of English tuition per week
  • 7.5 hours of animal care classes each week
  • 2 full-day excursions and 1 half-day trip per week
  • Bucksmore Assessment, report card & certificate
  • Full afternoon and evening activity programme on non-excursion days combined with students on Bucksmore Summer and Bucky Adventure programmes
  • Maximum class size of 11 students for all English classes

Activities & Excursions
Students on Bucksmore Summer (Veterinary Experience) join with all students at Plumpton College for activities and excursions. Each week, there are two full-day excursions and one half-day trip to a variety of destinations. Students are accompanied by staff on all excursions, and can be given free-time if appropriate.

On-Site Activities
The social programme is an important part of any summer school experience, and is great way for students to socialise and practice their English with each other. In addition to traditional activities such as sports tournaments, talent shows and discos

Dates: 4July - 18 July / 18 July - 1 August 2023

Price for 2023 for ages 13 - 16
The price per week at Bucksmore Summer (Veterinary Experience) full board £ 1,770 (Black Friday £ 1,505)

Prices are fully inclusive of the above mentioned extra's, meaning that the only money students need to bring is for souvenirs!