With punting and cake decorating keeping them occupied this week, ORA students at St Catharine’s have appreciated typical English activities and some relaxation time.
The River Cam is a scenic and beautiful place to drift down on a summers day. Fortunately, for ORA pupils at St Catharine’s, the weather was gorgeous and they enjoyed gliding down the famous river in traditional English punts.
Passing under bridges, nearby colleges and alongside sculptures, the activity proved to be a great way to see as much of Cambridge as possible. Everyone had the chance to push the punts with the pole, taking the role of a traditional Englishman as they steered their peers onwards down the river.
The sun inspired lots of wildlife to cool down on the water, including ducks and geese. Pupils enjoyed photographing the creatures and listening to their soothing quacks as they joined them on their journey.
Thoroughly worn out from their hilarious punting, students returned to land to relax back at the college.
Tiring afternoons inspired relaxing evenings, and a cake decorating activity seemed like a tasty choice for some students this week.
A few decided to begin by drawing their cupcake designs and choosing their colour scheme, revealing the perfectionists and planners among the group. Others went straight in, with no cares for symmetry or uniformity, and instead wanted to pile on as much as possible.
Colourful sprinkles, stars, balls and icing ensured that everyone’s final creations were vibrant and delicious. Some didn’t last long enough for pictures but others you can find below!
Stay tuned to hear more about what ORA students at St Catharine’s get up to in their final week.