New Haven saw more stunning weather on Friday, as Connecticut welcomed in the middle weekend with blazing sunshine. The participants were feeling suitably cheerful at the prospect of Saturday’s big trip, but they had one more day of lessons to tackle first!
The studious atmosphere was exemplified by the participants on the Business and Enterprise Programme, who had a fascinating lesson on finance and balance sheets as they knuckled down and increased their subject knowledge. They were also shown a clip from ‘Shark Tank’ on the art of marketing pitches.
The afternoon saw the participants enjoy some free time, with a barbecue planned. This was moved inside due to the intense heat, and everyone was grateful for the shade as they ate the delicious food. There was also much chatting and laughter, yet another testament to the great atmosphere among the participants and staff.
There was a great treat in the evening, as a trip to town gave everyone a chance to watch the new Lion King film. It was an emotional rollercoaster, with some of the participants shedding tears at some of the scenes and even feeling nostalgic about the original! Overall they had fun though, and enjoyed the chance to relax.
The day was a tremendous success, and brought the first week of the programme to an end very neatly. As they head into the middle weekend, the participants will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have worked hard and made good friends. Saturday’s trip looks set to take place in more dazzling sunshine and the whole campus is excited. Bring it on!