Clare was a hive of activity on Wednesday as lessons are now in full swing! Students seemed eager to get to their classes in the morning, where they have now begun to immerse themselves in their programmes.
In the morning, those on our Introduction to Medicine programme had the opportunity to do first aid training in the marquee. This was a great way for students to develop practical skills about the medical profession and the whole group seemed to really enjoy learning how to perform CPR, putting some of the theory they have learnt into practice.
After a morning full of lessons, students relished their lunchtime meal, taking some free time to relax outside before afternoon lessons ensued. Once the break was over, students taking part in the Business Challenge, part of our New Perspectives programme, headed into town to perform some market research. In groups of three they interviewed the good people of Cambridge with a questionnaire using apps they had developed in their groups in class. Thankfully, the passers-by were very cooperative and all of the groups received good feedback.
On campus, things were beginning to get a little heated in a Public Speaking and Debate class. In the meantime, after a morning of first aid, our students on the Introduction to Medicine were set a challenge. They had to make 3D models of lungs from straws, balloons, raisins and cocktail sticks – this activity seemed to really test their creativity.
In the evening, students benefited from a range of activities including a Q&A about applying to university, as well as rugby, free time and homework club. It was a relaxed end to the day and it was lovely to see the group so settled, chatting and chilling with one another.