After the exciting Graduation ceremony and dinner, students get ready to party the night away and celebrate their ORA experience.
St Hugh’s & St Peter’s – Narnia
Stepping through the magical Wardrobe and into Narnia, ORA students staying at St Hugh’s and St Peter’s were transported into the Narnian realm, complete with fake snow and themed snacks.
Enchanted by their surroundings, pupils were quick to get into character, with some pretending to the White Witch and others prancing around like Mr Tumnus. As the party got into full swing, the music started blaring and everyone enjoyed singing and dancing the night away.
Queen’s, University & St Catherine’s Oxford – Fairground
Roll up, roll up for the Fairground Party!
Queen’s, University and St Catherine’s got together after their Graduation Dinners to join a spectacular Fairground Party. They were surrounded by fairground games, like Ball in a Bucket, as well as colourful tents, mini golf and tasty snacks to keep them going.
Students loved the bright and fun atmosphere, with the weather enabling the party to be held outside. Though some pupils spent the whole evening playing the fairground games, others put their dancing shoes on and boogied around the tents, enjoying the music and lights.
Jowett Walk – Hollywood
Glammed up and ready to go, ORA pupils at Jowett Walk headed to Hollywood for their party. Complete with dazzling lights, enormous film reels and outrageous food, the party took students from the quiet College straight to the Hollywood Blvd.
As they adjusted to the party time zone, everyone got rowdy and pulled out their best jives as they partied on the dance floor. Bright lights and loud music topped off the Hollywood theme perfectly and made for a great night.
Balliol College – Masked Ball (@ The Randolph)
Mystery engulfed ORA pupils at Balliol in their Graduation Party as students arrived masked. With glitter, sparkles and feathers, the variety of masks was amazing and it was great to see everyone arrive fully engaged with the theme.
Hiding their identities and creating intrigue was too much for some, who were quick to lose their masks, whilst others donned their disguises until the very end. The masks didn’t hinder the dance skills, though, as pupils used their very best moves to impress their mysterious companions.
LMH – Black & White Party
The theme was set and the marquee was decorated with the gorgeously elegant black and white colour scheme, lending the space a sophisticated feel. As students arrived wearing their suits and dresses, all in varying shades of black and white, the party got going and everyone was instantly immersed in the experience.
Even the snacks followed the colour scheme and many of our students loved the satisfying idea of a black and white party causing unity throughout the marquee. As the night passed by and dances went on, pupils enjoyed their last evening together and took lots of photos to remember their experience.
Clare College – 1920s/Cruise
Stepping back in time, ORA’s 16-18-year-olds at Clare College dusted off their flapper dresses and headbands for a night in the 1920s. With our Daisys and Gatsbys appropriately attired and ready for the party to start, the music began and filled the room with saxophone solos and fast-paced tunes.
The decor was incredible; beads and mirrors added glitzy elegance whilst the snack bar provided themed treats. The night was full of flapper dancing and other roaring crazes, giving students a wonderful farewell to their time with ORA.
For 13-15-year-old ORA pupils at Clare College, a Cruise Party was organised. Surfboards and beach huts emerged from seemingly nowhere and transformed the room at the Hilton into a seaside paradise. Pupils tried their hardest to balance on the merciless surfboard, as others enjoyed the wavy tunes on the dance floor.
The students fully set sail for the Caribbean as they partied the night away with themed bar snacks and sea blue lights and the evening was thoroughly enjoyable all round.
With so many exciting parties across our campuses, we can’t help but feel that everyone had an incredible last night with ORA. Session 4 might be over, but we hope many students will decide to return next year for another unforgettable experience with ORA.