The second week got off to a relaxing start at Clare with our students heading leisurely for their classes and workshops in the morning. All of the students have been brilliant at showing good time management over the last weekend, making sure that between all of the fun activities available to them on campus, they had put aside the time to complete their homework, which is essential for them to excel in their programmes.
During an Introduction to Medecine Class, our students aged 13 – 15 got to partake in a practical workshop – a heart dissection! For most of our students, this was the first time performing this and it was excellent to note their level of enthusiasm for learning about the heart’s functions as well as their bravery in handling the gore! This sort of practical approach allowed students to look at true living anatomy and develop their surgical skills!
After lunch, some of our students had to option to choose from a few afternoon activities and most of the group chose to spend the afternoon by heading into the city centre to experience as much of Cambridge life as possible! This cohort of really enjoyed getting to know the city more and it has been excellent to witness their enthusiasm for the history and culture of this beautiful city.
Those who hadn’t had the chance went punting on the River Cam which thanks to the good weather was an enjoyable and relaxing pursuit for all of those involved. Those who preferred to stay on campus got to make their own friendship bracelets – an excellent way to take a memento home that really reminds them of their stay here! Whilst some crafted their handmade trinkets, others chose to play a competitive game of football on the lawn.
Supper was enjoyed as a whole group, before everyone was given an origami masterclass from one the counsellors as part of their social enrichment programme. The students were then eager to get some rest as they look forward to a busy day of sightseeing around Cambridge tomorrow!