As we waved goodbye to Session 1 at Yarnton Manor over the weekend, we also welcomed students for Session 2.
To say the students were screaming with delight was no exaggeration! From the hugs and smiles we observed, we could only presume they were returning students who were delighted to be back at Yarnton. It’s great to see that past experiences at ORA were enough to bring students back for more.
As usual, the students were welcomed by Christine, our Programme Director at Yarnton Manor, and we also welcomed the pastoral team who joined Yarnton yesterday. The Pastoral Team is at the core of all Oxford Royale Academy programmes, forming the backbone of everything that students do outside of classes, so the students can be sure to be well looked after during the next two weeks.
Students from across the world arrived, received their welcome pack, and after settling in to their rooms were treated with donuts and tea- much needed after a day of travelling. Everybody enjoyed playing various ice breaker games on the huge lawns which make up the grounds of Yarnton Manor, and the experience of eating at long tables was certainly a highlight for some!
Lessons kicked-off today with subjects such as Medicine and Marketing, and this evening the students will show off their knowledge with a fun quiz. Thankfully, the sun was out again to really welcome the students and give them a good excuse to hang out together and get to know each other at lunchtime.
A quick peak at the timetable for Session 2 at Yarnton sees students enjoying plenty of games, like badminton, ping-pong and pétanque, as well as culturally enriching activities across Oxford and London. In addition, students will be able to follow their respective country’s progress in the World Cup during their social time.
We’re looking forward to seeing what else the next two weeks brings for Session 2 at Yarnton- particularly with the talent show! Don’t worry, we’ll be following their excursions and activities over the next two weeks with our blog posts, so you don’t miss out on a piece of the action.