The grey clouds in the sky yesterday morning certainly didn’t reflect the moods of our students! With an afternoon of excursions waiting for them, the students were up out of bed and down to breakfast in no time.
Lessons passed equally quickly, though with no less conscientiousness than usual and soon our students were grabbing umbrellas and raincoats and preparing for their excursions. As the trips were around Oxford, there were a few choices for our students this time: Oxford Castle, Blenheim Palace, and Christ Church.
The most popular choice by far was the trip to Oxford Castle with so many of the cohort taking an interest that they had to split into two separate tour groups. The students all hurried to make sure they were with their friends before they reached the entrance!
The students were led around the castle’s tallest tower and deepest dungeons by a fully costumed guide who never stepped out of character. With 1,000 years of history that the students could quite literally step inside, there was plenty to catch the students’ imaginations as they explored. A favourite moment for lots of the students was when one of our cohort helped demonstrate how the Stocks were used in medieval times!
With deadlines soon coming up, most of the students chose to spend the evening working on group presentations and final assessments. With our counsellors standing by to help and our students more than ready to lend each other a hand, it was a very friendly end to the day.
Our students went to bed a little tired after their sightseeing but pleased with all the new photos they’d taken!