Family Events

Family Suppers

Family Supper is one of the activities that make Clare Hall unique amongst Cambridge Colleges. It offers an opportunity for the Fellows and students to gather with their families for an enjoyable evening.

Usually, the evening takes place on the first Friday of the month from 5.30 pm, with an activity for the children followed by supper and a film viewing.  During the film viewing parents are welcome to meet for a glass of wine in the Common Room.  It is a great opportunity for families at Clare Hall to socialise and is a relaxing way to end the week.

Check the College Calendar or the weekly Events Bulletin for this term’s dates.

  • Children’s meals will be charged at the student rate.
  • Please remember after eating to clear up your children’s plates, or better yet encourage them to do it themselves!
  • Children can be left to watch the film unsupervised if you are confident they will stay in the room.
  • At least one adult needs to stay in the Meeting Room during the film
  • Please note that there is no supervision provided so children remain their parent/guardian's responsibility throughout the activity.
  • Children must not run in the corridors and are not allowed in the garden or toilets alone.
  • They should not use the lifts.

We always welcome volunteers to help organise activities for the first half-hour and to help with clearing up at the end of the evening. If you could help, even occasionally, please contact Dr Lucia Tantardini lt303@cam.ac.uk.


Pool membership: Open to any member of Clare Hall, as well as certain other individuals approved by the college. For more information on becoming a member, contact our Porter’s Lodge.  Members of Clare College need to apply to the Domestic Bursar for special permission.


Swimming Lessons

Clare Hall Family Swimming Lessons for Children

Clare Hall parents run a programme of children’s swimming lessons for family members of the Clare Hall swimming pool on Saturday afternoons during school term time. Registered pool users who have paid the appropriate annual pool membership are eligible to participate. The lessons are a special feature of the Clare Hall family experience: while Clare Hall children enjoy learning to swim together, their parents enjoy catching up on the side of the pool!

Lesson format: 5 classes – depending on demand – of up to 4 children each, divided into half-hour lessons (currently: beginners 1 & 2, improvers 1, 2 & 3, but these can change according to the children’s standard). The minimum age is 3.5 years. Lessons begin at 1.30 pm.

Instructor: Claudiu Grosu is a qualified swim instructor (ASA Certificate for Teaching Aquatics Level 2). As a competitive swimmer, he has raced at national and international levels, having been a member of the Romanian national team for over 7 years and European Champion for 5 years in 50m and 100m Butterfly. He teaches swimming at a number of swim schools in Cambridge.

Cost: £5 per lesson, payable by term. New children attend a free trial lesson before committing to the term. Spaces are limited, so please notify us now if you would like your child to participate.

Contact: For more information and to register your child, please contact Kirsty McDougall kem37@cam.ac.uk or Katrin Mueller-Johnson kum20@cam.ac.uk.


Elite Swimming Acadamy

Elite Swimming Acadamy also holds weekly swimming lessons at the Clare Hall Pool.  A 10% discount is available for Clare Hall members and staff.

SUMMER TERM 2016 (14-week Term)

First Lesson: Mon 11th April 2016

Half Term Break: Mon 30th May - Sun 5th June (no lessons this week)

Last Lesson: Sun 24th July 2016

Summer Holidays: Monday 25th July 2016 - Sunday 28th August 2016
 

Our times during the week:

Monday: 2.30pm - 6.30pm
Tuesday: 3pm - 7.30pm
Wednesday: 3pm - 6pm
Thursday: 2.30pm - 7pm
Friday: 2.30pm - 7.30pm
Saturday: 8am - 12.30pm
Sunday: 9am - 12pm (as of 12/06)
 

Contact:

Website: http://www.eliteswimmingacademy.co.uk/

Email: info@eliteswimmingacademy.co.uk

Tel: 01223 633 699


Other Family Events

Julia Tischler organises regular family events, such as djembe drumming, Botanical Garden visits, photography lessons, dance classes, craft sessions and a Christmas lunch.

In the past, Visiting Fellows have organised family activities such as sharing folk tales from their home countries at Family Suppers. If you could offer something like this, please contact Lucia Tantardini lt303@cam.ac.uk.

If you have a skill you could share with college families, are interested in helping to organise family activities, or could take on the main role of organiser, please contact Irene Hills ih237@cam.ac.uk or Julia Tischler juliatischler@gmail.com.  We particularly welcome suggestions for Sunday afternoon activities.