Yesterday was a scorcher at Queen’s as the UK continues to endure its hottest temperatures in recorded history. Lessons came and went and then it was time to head off for afternoon Activities.
The students were, at this stage, truly beginning to make friends with one-another, and this made lessons all the better, with everyone generally more confident when it came to speaking up in front of the class. There were plenty of great questions being asked yesterday, and students had no trouble tackling the increasingly complex challenges put in front of them.
The heat yesterday was off the charts, and its only set to get hotter as the week progresses. In light of this, some students opted to stay in the shade during lunch, whilst others were constantly reminded to stay cool and hydrated.
The afternoon came around and many students opted to go Bouldering. Whilst not for those easily daunted by heights, it was at least in the shade! It also provided a great opportunity for students to work as a team, with one person climbing and the other keeping tension on the rope. In the evening, once the sun had cooled off somewhat, other students had a go at ever-popular punting on the river, which was a lot of fun, if a bit wet at times!
Later on, some students wound down after a long day with Debate Skills ahead of the Great Debate on Sunday. It had been another brilliant day, albeit a bit of a sweaty one!