Yesterday morning was full of both bright sunshine and bright faces as the cohort prepared for their afternoon excursions! This time our students could choose between a handful of Oxford’s best tourist attractions: Oxford Castle, Blenheim Palace, Christ Church, Harcourt Arboretum and the Ashmolean Museum.
But before the students could rush off on their excursions, there was a morning full of important lessons to attend. As the deadline for group presentations and final projects is growing closer, it’s more important than ever that our students make the most of their lesson time. Across the board, our students rose to this challenge wonderfully, knuckling down and really getting some good work done before lunchtime.
Once lessons were over, the students rushed upstairs to get changed and grab their cameras before heading out on their chosen excursions.
Though an instagram challenge at the Arboretum did sway a few students, Oxford Castle proved to be the most popular choice! Led by a fantastic tour guide who was both informative and completely in-character as a prison guard, our students discovered every bit of history the castle had to offer.
They particularly enjoyed the chance to try on a few pieces of the guard’s uniforms and the view from the tallest tower!
In the evening, students had fun creating their very own tie dyed shirts! Using such a simple method was a great way to engage the more hesitant artists amongst the cohort, and everyone came away from the workshop with a beautiful and unique shirt.
Before bed, some students managed to cram in some extra work on their group presentations – It looks like teachers will be blown away by the results in class tomorrow morning!