ORA’s Imperial students put their brains to the test on Tuesday, with masterclasses designed to pique their interest and challenge their intellect. There was also a trip out to Knightsbridge as the students got a good taste of the diverse opportunities that London can offer.
Delightful sunshine and a delicious breakfast got the day underway, with students waking well-rested and raring to go. They negotiated their way through morning lessons successfully, with their teachers pleased to see that their enthusiasm hadn’t lessened overnight.
After lunch, it was time for the masterclasses. Some of the students tested their teamwork and leadership skills in the COBRA workshop, as they worked together to tackle a series of fictitious national security issues. The other masterclass, The Pandemic, also challenged the students in a make-believe scenario, as they performed scientific tests to try and contain the outbreak of a deadly virus!
The masterclasses were certainly challenging, but also a lot of fun and the students took a great deal away from them. Despite the fictional nature of the problems, everyone was really invested in the situations and engaged in trying to resolve them. They communicated brilliantly and worked well both in teams and individually to find creative solutions.
The evening provided a chance for the students to switch off a little, as they visited Knightsbridge and explored the area in groups. After dinner, there were more games in the common room as another fine day in London drew to a close.