Another week of exciting activities for session 3 students as their second week as an ORA student draws to an end, and we’re pleased to see that the students are still having fun and getting stuck in to the experience.
For the sweet tooth-ed students at Balliol College in Oxford, a cake decorating masterclass certainly got their attention and encouraged them to get creative with icing and cake decorations. We saw everything from a chocolate coffin to a Union Jack flag! The students loved decorating cupcakes and larger cakes, and they certainly worked up an appetite for their afternoon tea (because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love cake?!).
Students in St Catz, Oxford joined the Crime Scene Investigation programme, with the ultimate aim of solving a murder inquiry. Students had to get inside the mind of murderers, piecing together dozens of minute details to unravel a larger picture. Students got into a heated discussion when deliberating the identity of the murderer, before determining the evidence was conclusive enough to identify one murderer. Students also examined the case files of various famous cases, casting their own opinions on the outcome.
These students were then treated with an evening of crazy golf at Oxford’s first indoor, underground crazy golf club! The students showed off their putting skills and got excited on three mashed up 9-hole crazy golf courses created from pre-loved and reclaimed random stuff (think literally, junk from a yard!). The groups putted their way through all sorts of bizarre holes; UV garage, scrapyard slides, circus freaks and jungle bathtubs, all while navigating through flashing lights, UV lights and loud music!
Over in London at Imperial College, students marvelled at the wonders of the Natural History Museum, while taking some epic photos for the group photo competition. The two winners were Nawaf Al Adwani who photographed examples of precious stones in the Natural History Museum Geology Gallery, and May Barakat with a beautifully photographed shot in the Butterfly Garden. Great photography skills from both, well done! You can see their final photos below.
Only a few more days remain for session 3 students, but that doesn’t mean that the fun and learning will stop! As always, keep checking in for the latest updates across all campuses!