Our students were relieved to have slightly cooler temperatures for their last day of lessons this week. With a trip to London to look forward to on Saturday, the students were all a bit livelier than usual over breakfast and the sound of their chatter followed them down the hall to their first lessons of the day.
As it was the end of the week, lots of teachers were outlining what would be expected of the students over the weekend, organising group work, or setting readings. Though our students have an exciting weekend of excursions and free time ahead of them, the break will also be an exercise in developing time management skills if they want to both have fun and get their work done.
After a bite of lunch, the students had some free time to head into Oxford city. Punting was an ever-popular choice of activity amongst the students and lots of out cohort flocked down to the river to get a view of Oxford from the water! Others with more of a sporty taste hunted out a mini golf course and spent a happy afternoon challenging their friends to get the lowest score possible.
In the evening, the staff had organised a doughnut party to celebrate the end of a fantastic first week, but with such a wonderfully warm evening on their hands, the students decided to take the party outside! Rather than just having a disco, the students brought their doughnuts out into the cooler air and added a frisbee tournament to the evening’s agenda! They were even more pleased with their choice when a stray cat showed up again to join the party!
All in all, it wasn’t quite what had been planned, but the night was all the better for the students having made it their own. It truly will be a night they’ll remember.