The weather was even hotter for students in Cambridge on Thursday, as it was recorded as the warmest city in the UK, reaching highs of 38 degrees Celsius! Thanks to the wonderful weather, it promised to be a good one and everyone was eager to enjoy their penultimate day at St Edmund’s.
The morning began in the usual fashion, with interesting classes. Students on our Summer Architecture Programme were working on their construction skills. Being the last full day of lessons of the programme they enjoyed a more relaxed approach to their studies, as their teacher offered them paints to make their plans look aesthetically pleasing.
In Public Speaking and Debate classes, everyone was discussing the topical issue of climate change and specifically talking about the successes of Greta Thunberg, the incredibly influential young woman who is taking on this difficult issue. With the soar in temperatures across Europe, it seemed apt to be talking about the issue of global warming!
Following morning classes, most of students basked in the shade as the heat was very intense and everyone enjoyed a light lunch. In the afternoon, a few sporty students chose to play some tennis which was a great way to spend a sunny day. Of course, it was essential that there was plenty of water on hand as they played and all of the counsellors made sure of it.
Finally, as a few thunder clouds gathered to offer the relief of rain, students went indoors to relax with a movie night. This was a good way to chill out, and given the prospect of a busy graduation day on Friday, everyone headed to bed for an early night.