Thursday was a very busy day at Hugh’s. With students now almost halfway through their programmes, group projects are starting to take shape and presentations are beginning to come together.
Students on the Introduction to Engineering programme had a hands-on lesson today where they began to put all they’ve learned so far to use building bridges out of lollipop sticks! Tomorrow their engineering skills will be put to the test as they compete to see whose bridge can take the heaviest weight.
After lunch, the students gathered in one of the classrooms to listen to two wonderful guest speakers: Alex Holmes and Vicky Kalogeiton. Alex Holmes’ took an interactive approach to his talk on bullying, bringing the students out onto the lawn and inviting them to step forward if statements he read out applied to them. It was a great way to show our students how similar they are to one another, regardless of race, gender, and nationality.
Vicky Kalogeiton’s talk was less active, but no less engaging or pertinent. She talked passionately about Computer Vision and its potential applications in a future that’s becoming more and more technologically centered.
As always, some students used the evening to play some games of football out on the grass. Meanwhile others took advantage of the evening’s arts and crafts activity: making flower crowns. The artistic streak in our students really came alive and they wove together some beautiful creations.
It was a very information-packed day for our students, and when curfew arrived they were only too happy to head off to bed.