Saturday was our students’ first entirely free day at Jowett, which might explain why some of them were a bit slower to come down to breakfast than usual. One group of students who were up bright and early were the debate team. With ORA’s Great Debate taking place tomorrow afternoon, the team were eager to begin practicing and refining their speeches ready for the event.
The morning was free for the students to fill with whatever they liked. Some students decided to take the opportunity to get any homework they had done right away while others headed out into Oxford on a determined mission. The cohort had their last punting expedition so much that they were determined to go on another trip down the river before the typical British weather closed in. Thankfully the clouds were on their side and the students made it all the way back to the bank before any rain started!
In the afternoon the students were treated to an indoor tie-dyeing workshop. It was a bit of a messy affair as students tried to dye t-shirts without dying themselves too, and the resulting colourful disasters had everyone laughing. It was a wonderful way to make a souvenir and a memory at the same time.
In the evening, our aspiring doctors turned their minds to the future with a talk on applying for medical school in the UK. There was quite a high attendance rate and it was great to see so many of our students ready to push themselves and reach for their dreams.
For those students whose ambitions lay in other careers, the counsellors organised a film night and the ever-popular homework club.
Everyone headed to bed relaxed after their break and excited for today’s Great Debate!