The students at Balliol were raring to go yesterday as a new day beckoned and the promise of an evening at the theatre awaited.
Lessons began promptly and, yesterday, focused primarily on speaking presentations. A brilliant way to practice communication skills, the presentations also allowed the students the opportunity to embrace the limelight in front of one-another.
At the same time, students elsewhere were assembling their final films after days of hard work and painstaking filming, and it was immensely gratifying to watch their projects come together. Some were shown to the group and looked remarkable!
However, lessons yesterday were only the precursor to the main event: a trip to London’s iconic West End. The students arrived with plenty of time to make do with as they pleased, with some opting to explore the stunning streets adorned with some of the world’s most prestigious theatres, and others going shopping for souvenirs.
The students had a choice of four plays: A Play About a Bank Robbery, Waitress, Aladdin and Come From Away. Each was astoundingly well done and the students had a fantastic time, enjoying everything from Comedy and Musicals to Drama. The rare opportunity of being at a world-leading production in the heart of London’s West-End was thoroughly appreciated by all as they headed back to Balliol.
Today, the students can look forward both to slots on the Social and Enrichment Programmes following an afternoon lesson. Mid-week is upon us once again as we cruise ahead into the rest of the curriculum.