Soap Science, a Museum trip and a karaoke session have encouraged ORA students at St Catharine’s to get involved this week.
Soap Science Masterclass
The Soap Science Masterclass enabled students to get creative and messy as they mixed, blended and packaged their own bars of soap.
Equipped with bowls, oils, chemicals and moulds, pupils were taught all about the ingredients involved in making soap and the process behind its production. The fascinating class got everyone laughing as bubbles flew around and soapy liquids were split all over the room.
With their solutions expertly measured, melted and mixed, students picked a selection of moulds to pour their creations into. As they set, labels were neatly decorated and ribbons were chosen for the packaging of the products, which is undeniably a key part of the process.
After the soap was set, bars shaped like fish, stars, squares and hearts came to life and smelt wonderful. Fortunately, students left the class smelling cleaner than when they arrived!
A staple of ORA Summer Schools, the loud, rowdy and downright hilarious karaoke evening is always a night to remember. Songs from all over the world made an appearance, as some performed their native tunes and others picked English hits to get everyone joining in.
Particularly entertaining were the larger groups of students, who gathered en masse to get the crowd laughing, singing and joking around during their performance. It was great to see how close the group have become in just a few days and everyone was so exhausted from laughing so much that it was one of the easiest nights to get everyone into bed!
The end-of-week parties hit ORA campuses today, stay tuned to hear about what everyone got up to.