Monday morning can sometimes be sluggish, but not at Lady Margaret’s yesterday! There was a definite spring in our students’ steps as they came down to breakfast on their first day. Armed with some new friendships and facing a full day of learning new and exciting concepts, the students were quick to finish up their breakfasts and get on the way to class.
Even though it was the first day, there was no time wasted before the students got stuck into the heart of their course content. This didn’t mean the students couldn’t have fun while learning though, and the Introduction to Engineering students certainly took advantage of that. After an introduction to the basics of engineering, the class were let loose to build the tallest towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows that they possibly could. Though a few of the marshmallows did mysteriously disappear, the towers were still a successful show of the students’ skills.
To get our students acquainted with their new surroundings, the afternoon activity was a guided tour around Oxford. From the Bodleian Library to Christ Church and the city center, the students got to visit all the most important and picturesque parts of Oxford. With so many beautiful sights to snap pictures of, the tour took a little longer than the counsellors had planned, but with such an engaged cohort, nobody minded in the least!
Unsurprisingly, the students flew through the Oxford-themed round of the ORA quiz in the evening, leaving everyone feeling proud of what they’d learned that day.
Today our students have even more excitement to look forward to with an afternoon of masterclasses – it looks to be another great day for Lady Margaret’s!