Our Imperial students had a packed weekend as they spent Saturday and Sunday absorbing some of the London culture, as well as debating, watching films and even singing!
The weekend began in serene style, as the students headed off to Kew Gardens. The gardens are located just across the city, and are home to an amazing array of plants from all over the world, as well as some interesting animals. They are also well known for their beauty, and the students were all glad of the chance to spend time in such pleasant surroundings.
In the evening everyone headed to Leicester Square, which is home to a number of cinemas and is synonymous with UK film premieres. The students chose which film they wanted to see, selecting either The Lion King or Spider Man, and settled in for a blockbuster evening!
Sunday saw the students get serious as they debated the pros and cons of Volunteer Tourism in The Great Debate. The event was a success, with everyone taking something away from it. The students displayed good debating skills and the utmost respect for their peers during the proceedings, and impressed the staff in the process.
The day couldn’t be all debating and work though, and in the evening a fun karaoke night allowed them to belt out some of their favourite songs in front of a raucous – but supportive – audience! The weekend was fun and set everyone up perfectly for a fantastic second week.