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New Forest Junior Centre

Based at Ringwood Waldorf School

A small, intimate centre with a capacity of 85, our New Forest centre offers attractive facilities in an idyllic location perfectly suited to the younger teenager. It is based at a Steiner Waldorf school and offers purpose-built classrooms, workshops for arts and crafts activities and access to nearby meadows and a pretty wood. The New Forest is a National Park with approximately 150 square miles of unspoilt, natural beauty. As well as forest, it is also made up of heathland, and is notable for its wildlife: horses, ponies, cows and donkeys that you can actually get close to. Our centre is located on the edge of Ringwood, a historic market town and the western gateway to the forest. The small size and friendly, rural atmosphere make it an ideal place for a first overseas experience.

*The age range is 11-17. However, we may occasionally accept a younger or older student from the same school year as someone else in the group.

Programmes in the New Forest: Classic, Theatre Camp and Art Camp. Click for dates.

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Why Choose New Forest?

  • Small, intimate centre with strong sense of community

  • Meet UK students

  • Located in a National Park

  • Based at a Steiner Waldorf school


Homestay Details

Accommodation will be provided mostly by parents at the school but also by other families and friends of the school community. This will give you the opportunity to live with an English family and experience their way of life. Mostly you will share a twin room. This can be with a student of the same or different nationality, according to your wishes. It may also be with an English child from the family.

• Personally selected families
• Twin room
• Full board (all meals provided)
• Hot lunches at junior centre on school days
• Hot supper at junior centre before evening activities
• Transport provided by homestay host (typically 10-30 minutes by car)
• Laundry done weekly by homestay host
• Activities on certain evenings (see timetable)

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Full-Day Trips

1 per week

London, Southampton and Dorset Coast

Half-Day Trips

1 per week

Salisbury, Boscombe and New Forest

Optional Trips

Additional fee

Thorpe Park, Warner Bros Studio Tour and more!

km to London
km to Heathrow
square kilometres of national park

New Forest Gallery

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Centre Address

Lewis School Junior Centre, Ringwood Waldorf School, Folly Farm Lane, Ashley, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 2NN, UK.
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Programmes in New Forest

Classic Programme

An exciting mix of lessons and activities!

15 July – 5 August 2018
Ages 11-17
All levels

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Theatre Camp

Meet British students; create your own show!

15-29 July 2018
Ages 11-17
Minimum level: Higher Intermediate (B2)

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Art Camp

Meet British students and get creative!

15-29 July 2018
Ages 11-17
Minimum level: Intermediate (B1)

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Summer Junior Centres

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