It seems the sunshine is in it for the long haul after another beautiful day at Yarnton Manor yesterday. Throughout the day, students were introduced to a range of subjects, interspersed with sessions of badminton and ping-pong.
The day began with a lecture on reflexes from Laima Khan, Clinical Trial Researcher at Oxford University, with the Medical School Preparation students being interactively shown the impact of pressure on different parts of the body. There was a great level of participation, with each student having the chance to take part in the experiments, with some surprising results!
Meanwhile in the Franklin Room, the 16-18 students received a wide scope of lessons, covering everything from Creative Writing and Storytelling to Economics and Leadership.
Of course, it would have been a shame to ignore the sun, and so the students also made the most of the weather with games of ping-pong and badminton in the garden, with some games becoming more competitive than others!
Never missing an opportunity, the day’s learning was also brought outside for the 13-15 Introduction to Medicinestudents, with a lesson on viruses being expanded into a dynamic and exciting blindfold challenge that had everybody racking their brains.
The afternoon was another busy one, with lessons in law, public speaking and team building. There were even debates that allowed students to put what they learned to the test.
Today looks to be no less packed as we dip into dissections, International Relations and Experimental Psychology. It seems the sun will also be attending!