As we near the end of the first week of the 2019 ORA Summer Schools, our Yarnton Manor students got their first glimpse of the British sun since those few tentative rays on arrivals day. We are hopeful that the weather has finally got the message that Summer 2019 is now underway!
Friday’s schedule held a full day of lessons for our students, in which they are really starting to get to grips with their chosen subjects, with our young economists covering topics including elasticity for suppliers, and our entrepreneurs delving into marketing theory.
Between lessons, the students gave their brains a break by relaxing in or strolling around the gardens, which, if we may say, are looking particularly beautiful at the moment. That spate of summer rain has definitely brought some benefits! Quite a few students opted to burn off some energy with table tennis in the marquee, badminton on the lawn, or football in the back field.
With classes finished for the week, it was all hands on deck to prepare for the evening’s festivities – a Great British BBQ out in the Manor grounds, followed by fun and games in the marquee. Fortunately, and perhaps thwarting tradition, the sun stuck around for the occasion. The students went to bed well-fed, worn out and happy, having had a decent dose of Vitamin D along with their barbecue feast, and looking forward to the next morning’s coach excursion to England’s West Country.