The temperature may have reached record-breaking highs in the UK yesterday, but that didn’t stop the students from having another fabulous day in Oxford. After a quick reminder to stay hydrated, the students went off to lessons in a suitably sunny mood.
With all the students excited to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather, lessons flew by. Lunch was an equally short affair as the students rushed to fit in some sports and sunbathing before their afternoon activities.
Once everyone had managed to tear themselves away from the sunshine, it was time to hear from our guest speakers. Alex Staniforth told the story of how he overcame being bullied for having a stutter to become a public speaker and adventurer! It was a great lesson of persevering through adversity that all of our students were able to connect with and learn something from.
Our other speaker, Ben Ambridge, gave a more interactive presentation about the effect psychology has on our everyday lives. He used sounds, smells, and memory techniques to engage with the students and get them to really connect with his subject. It was certainly enjoyable and our students had plenty of questions for him by the time he finished!
Then the evening was given over to early 20th century theme – outside on the warm grass students created 1910’s themed headbands while inside the award winning The Great Gatsby was on! The students loved the chance to take a glimpse into the past and create some unique vintage fashion.
The students were pulled back to the present for homework club to finish off the evening. Everyone headed to bed looking forward to their last day of lessons for the week today!