After having some breakfast to fuel them for a busy day of learning, our St Peter’s cohort headed off to their second morning of lessons.
Some of our students on the New Perspectives sunk their teeth into a Politics and International Relations class. Today, they were trying to wrap their heads around the UK’s political system – as we all are in the midst of the current political turmoil – and discussing the importance of worldwide democracy. Though these are advanced concepts, our students engaged with them intelligently and perceptively, which was great to see.
In the afternoon, the students had the opportunity to take part in a range of masterclasses taught by knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts. A few of the options available were comedy, soap making, and architecture.
The hands-on approach to the soap-making masterclass made it a big hit amongst the students, setting a pleasantly bubbly atmosphere for the session. Despite a few minor messy mishaps (or perhaps because of!), all the participants thoroughly enjoyed the chance to quite literally get stuck into the masterclass.
In the evening, some of the students who’d caught the art bug stayed behind at St Peters for an arts and crafts session, while others ventured out to one of the university parks to play some sports. Amongst a very intense game of football, one student, Antoine, particularly stood out and was awarded man of the match by one of the counsellors.
After returning to the college, there was just time to catch up on some homework before heading to bed. With the prospect of spending an afternoon punting tomorrow, all students were eager for the morning to come!