DD will be finishing her GCSEs this summer and so will have an extra long summer holiday. She got pretty bored last summer - we live in a rural area and there wasn't a lot for her to do. Also she is shy, overthinks everything and finds it difficult to socialise with her peers - she is much happier talking to adults. So I suggested maybe she would like to do a summer course and she thinks that could be a good idea. I've no idea what might be available though so wondered if anyone could recommend something. She is totally non-sporty, quite musical (plays violin and guitar and writes songs), and very interested in politics/psychology/sociology. I was thinking something like an archeological dig or something I dunno. Any thoughts on where I could look?
I sound a bit like your daughter did at her age ...any possibility of a summer job ? Some good experience , a bit of cash and more likely to be with adults ? It also gave me a bit of a confidence boost that really helped when I started on my post GCSE education ?
Sorry, pressed post too soon. That is my main aim for her - a confidence boost so she can go into sixth form not shrinking into the walls. She is an amazing, lovely, talented person, but she doesn't have a lot of self-belief.