There are few things more American than the Fourth of July, and our Yale cohort was in for a truly incredible experience as the US celebrated in style on Thursday.
The day began with gorgeous weather once again, and the participants enjoyed breakfast full of optimism for the day ahead. In their morning lessons, new topics were covered and their research projects were progressed.
Despite the fascinating content of their lessons, everybody was waiting excitedly for the evening’s entertainment to begin. The festivities started with barbecue on campus, the participants taking the chance to grab a delicious bite to eat before they headed off campus.
After that, there was great excitement as their chariot for the evening arrived; an authentic American school bus. Fortunately the driver was much safer than Otto from the Simpsons!
The bus took everyone to New Britain Stadium for a Fourth of July baseball game between the New Britain Bees and the Somerset Patriots, with the Bees winning out 8-5. The participants loved the game and enjoyed Hot Dogs and Ice Creams.
The fun wasn’t over, as the day ended with a spectacular firework display which lasted for about 10 minutes. Everyone had a great evening, and enjoyed a singalong on the bus ride home.
Overall, it was a fun and responsible evening out – just another step on the road to independence.