Tuesday was a beautiful day for a trip out in Cambridge and our students at Clare were certainly not disappointed about what the afternoon had to offer. The chance to enjoy some local excursions was not only an opportunity to enjoy the sunshine, but also allowed the students to get to know Cambridge a little better.
As usual the morning was dedicated to lessons and Tuesday was no different to any other, as everyone worked diligently to complete the tasks set by their teachers. As students near the end of their programmes, this week has seen an extra push when it comes to assignments and presentations as the prospect of graduation looms at the end of the week.
For this reason, the whole cohort was excited to spend a little time outside of the classroom. Students went on local excursions to King’s College, Cambridge Botanic Gardens and Ely Cathedral. Thankfully, the weather was beautiful so it was a great day to enjoy these local wonders.
King’s College is only a stone’s throw away from Clare and its chapel is as internationally renowned as the choir who sing in it! Whilst some of the group enjoyed King’s, others headed a little way out of the city on a coach to Ely. Ely Cathedral has an incredibly rich history dating as far back as 1080 AD. The students particularly enjoyed admiring the stained glass windows and everyone was thankful of the cool stone structure given the heat yesterday!
Those at the Botanic Gardens enjoyed a leisurely afternoon as they pottered through the plants, pointing out the hugely diverse array of flowers. This garden acts as a research facility for the university, so it boasts an incredibly broad range of species. Throughout the afternoon, students took breaks to enjoy cold drinks on the lawns and the ORA umbrellas came in handy to block out some of the heat of the sun!