Wednesday was another busy day for our students at St Peter’s and after a delicious breakfast, everyone headed off to another morning of lessons. Classes are well underway at this point and students are working hard on group projects and presentations.
Students in the Modern History class had some fascinating discussion about how history is far broader than they may have been taught in schools. They were encouraged to think about how the present day – and even the present hour – might shape the future, and how history as a whole is constructed.
In the afternoon, students had free time and were spoilt for choice by all the wonderful options Oxford has to offer. In the end, lots of our students opted for a traditional Oxfordian activity: punting!
The sunshine made it a wonderful day for a ride along the river and in the relaxed atmosphere some of our students were even brave enough to have a go at pushing the boat along themselves! Clearly it wasn’t just the students who thought a trip down the river was a good idea as our students were joined for part of their journey by a very inquisitive duck!
After dinner, some students ventured out to the park to play rounders and football in the cool of the evening. Those who stayed behind either caught up on homework or settled down for a movie night. It took a while to find a film that everyone was happy with, but in the end Shrek 2 turned out to be a crowd-pleaser.
Everyone went off to bed tired but happy and looking forward to a lecture from one of ORA’s guest speakers tomorrow.