The weekend got off to fantastic start, and with 31 degrees forecast for their trips to Stonehenge and Bristol on Saturday, the students look forward to a fun few days in the British heat!
Yesterday, the students began the day in the usual fashion, with a morning full of interesting and informative lessons. In the afternoon, the students aged 13 – 15 on our Introduction to Medicine programme had the opportunity to practise some dissection. They were all intrigued to see, up close and personal, the functions of the lamb’s heart and their teacher Olivia, instructed them expertly as they sliced away.
With the end of the first week of classes, it is brilliant to note how immersed the group are in their programmes. Friendships at the manor, like the flowers, are also in full bloom now and the group are really beginning to gel as a large contingent.
Once lessons were finished it was time to enjoy some free time in the sunshine, and the students were treated to a delicious barbecue on the lawn. After their meal, a competitive ping-pong tournament ensued and everyone picked up a paddle to join in, but in the end Jake the counsellor came out on top.
Later on in the evening, there was a party in the marquee during which a game of Fanta-pong was played and there was a bit of dancing. It was a relaxing and social start to what we hope will be a brilliant weekend for all of our students here at Yarnton Manor!