It was a busy day of lessons on Monday for the students at Catz as they enter their second week of the programme here in Cambridge. After a fun-filled weekend, it was back to work for our students who took on the new challenges with great enthusiasm.
Despite their early rise on Monday morning, everyone was keen to get their teeth stuck into more work. As students are now halfway through the programme, Monday was also a deadline for some of the students’ assignments and presentations. Although the weekend was full of activities, students had also dedicated their time to making sure their work was up to scratch and teachers were not disappointed.
The group studying on our Cambridge Summer English programme had the chance to delve into a bit of Shakespeare. Students looked in detail at The Taming of the Shrew, one of his most adapted plays. Particularly, students were examining the context of this play, discussing its underlying misogynistic themes which have been more fully unpicked in adaptations such as the popular film, 10 Things I Hate About You.
All in all, it was a busy morning and students looked forward to a relaxed evening. Following some free time, the cohort received some help with their homework from our counsellors and junior deans on campus, whose expertise they found useful to aid them with their studies.
The evening presented the opportunity to head to the cinema to see the new version of the Lion King on the big screen. This excursion was certainly a hit as everyone was torn over whether or not they preferred the original or the new adaptation.