The second week at St Ed’s started well, as students headed back into lessons on Monday with a fresh outlook after a weekend of activities and relaxation. Now it’s time to really get stuck into their work, as they prepare their final assignments and presentations for their stay.
The week began with lessons as usual for most of our students, although those studying on our Veterinary Science Programme enjoyed a field trip to brighten up their Monday morning. They travelled to Hamerton Zoo Park, a sanctuary for rare and endangered animals. Students learned about the park’s conservation efforts and saw the UK’s only wombat residents, lemurs, wallabies and even cheetahs. It was a great way to learn a little more about the importance of supporting endangered animals, and it opened the students’ eyes to the possibilities of the professional opportunities available to them at Zoo parks.
Following the morning of lessons, the afternoon was filled with exercise for both the mind and body. Counsellor Joe’s politics workshop sparked great dialogue and debate, whilst Counsellor Urwa’s workout class had arms aching and legs wobbling. Both were a fun way to relieve some stress before the pressures of final assignments hit later in the week. Shoutout to Kareem and Tutee for winning the plank competition with 3 minutes for both of them!
With seemingly endless energy, students reconvened after dinner for a table tennis tournament. After some fierce competition, Simon was crowned the deserving champion. More relaxed post-tournament play continued until evening registration as everyone returned to the table for some less competitive multi player games.
Finally, everyone headed off to bed fairly early to get ready for the busy London trip on Tuesday.