Friday morning arrived with both cooler temperatures and a more relaxed atmosphere. As the last day of the week had finally arrived, our students all had the weekend on their minds!
In classes, the subject had turned to group projects and presentations, all of which would need to be worked on over the weekend. This didn’t dampen the students’ enthusiasm for some time off though, and with such an upbeat attitude, classes were over in no time.
For the afternoon, football was on the minds of most of our students! They split up into what are becoming their regular teams to settle which students would be the football champions of the week!
As it was the end of the week, dinner at Jowett was a little different than usual. Rather than a simple dinner in the hall at Jowett, the staff had organised a ‘colourful’ themed dinner at the nearby Balliol college to celebrate a successful first week. The students all hunted out suitably bright clothing and then made the short walk to Balliol.
It was a great opportunity for our students to make some new friends and hear from students on other programmes. Though at first the students were a little shy, it didn’t take long before a few of the most confident individuals began breaking away from their established groups to chat to the Balliol cohort.
By the time dinner was served, both contingents of students were mixing and chatting happily with each other. In keeping with the ‘colourful’ theme, all the dishes were wonderfully bright Indian-style recipes. Those Indian students amongst the cohort were overjoyed to have a little taste of home while the rest of the students tickled their tastebuds with new and exciting flavours!
At the end of the evening, our students headed back to Jowett with promises to see their new friends again at the Sheldonian Theatre for Sunday’s Great Debate! After such a great night, the students fell into bed quickly, eager for some much-needed rest!