The care of the younger participants on the course is very well catered for, under the guidance of a large team of house parents. The team will be on hand to help everyone settle in and make friends. All house parents (including the Artistic Director Murray McLachlan and his family) are DBS cleared and help to make the course run smoothly. There is a bedtime ‘signing-in’ procedure and bedtimes are suggested to the different age ranges. Parents and children can always contact a member of the house parent team 24 hours a day on the summer school mobile phone.
The school benefits from 24 hour security guards ensuring that everyone is safe and secure. Manchester is an exciting city. However, caution and common sense must be bywords when venturing forth into this vibrant metropolis. A map highlighting the safest areas of Manchester is available at reception.
There are always many younger participants and in the words of one rather shy teenager – ‘I’m so glad I plucked up courage to come – I just can’t believe how incredibly friendly everyone is. Please make sure everyone knows that you will be made very welcome. See you next year!’
NB Children under 8 may attend the academy for half days, accompanied by a guardian.
CIPSS Part One and Two
Children under the age of 18 are very welcome on CIPSS, either as residents or non-residents. During the course they must be accompanied at all times by an adult guardian or parent.