We can’t believe that two weeks have already gone by for students at St Hugh’s College in Oxford! The students have enjoyed being around an Oxford college, as well as participating in cultural excursions.
The students even got to step out of their own college and experience life as a Yarnton student the other day, as they took a trip up to the Manor House for their usual lessons and relaxing time. It was splendid to have the students around the Manor grounds as they soaked up the sun during their lunch break, playing frisbee and catching up on the day so far with their new friends. They even shared their mid-week party with students at Yarnton Manor last Friday night, which had a wizard theme!
The Business and Enterprise students ventured out to the Mini Plant this week, to gain a first-hand experience of business at the production stage. Students walked along the assembly hall, following the production of one vehicle, from the initial empty metal shell, right through to the finishing touches of the interior. Students gained a new perspective seeing the assembly hall and production line first hand. The hard work that goes in behind the glamour of showrooms and advertisements was very new to many students, but also fascinating, even for those not so interested in cars.
Yesterday, taking advantage of the beautiful summer sunshine (we can’t believe it has lasted so long!), the students were treated to a trip to visit Waddeston Manor and gardens. Here, they visited the home built for Baron De Rothschild in the 1870s. They toured around the formidable chateau which was constructed in the French Renaissance style, to show off the Baron’s fabulous collection of art, furniture, porcelain, textiles, books and clocks. The landscaped grounds of the manor are filled with flowers, sculptures, fountains, fabulous vistas and ancient trees, which the students absolutely loved and admired for their afternoon off from studying.
The past two weeks have also seen students enjoying workshops about Fan Powered cars and Chaos coding (photos to come!), an excursion to West Midlands Safari park, and the ORA Talent show. Tonight marks their final graduation and goodbye, with an excellent graduation ceremony and party planned at the famous Randolph Hotel in Oxford city centre, with an apt Royal Wedding theme!
As always, keep checking in on our summer blogs for regular updates from St Hugh’s and all other colleges as session 3 comes to a close, but session 4 begins!