It was a day for getting out and about yesterday at St Peter’s, not just in the students’ free time but in their lessons as well. With more and more spots of sunshine breaking through the clouds as the day went on, the students were filled with energy as they made their way to their morning classes.
For our Business Challenge students, their time in the classroom didn’t last long as they were off into Oxford for some market research. Across the session, the students are tasked with designing and marketing their own app, with every step along the way mimicking the real business world as closely as possible. As such a multicultural city, Oxford provided the students with some fantastically diverse research to go on.
The afternoon was filled with yet more trips into the city. For some students, it was the lure of shopping and cafes that was calling them, but for most of the cohort it was punting that was on their minds. Ever-popular amongst our Oxford-based contingents, our students were eager to test out their balance with a ride down the river.
Though at first everyone was a little nervous, soon the students’ confidence grew enough for them to stand up and have a go at pushing the boat along themselves. The counsellors accompanying the students grew adventurous too, hopping about from boat to boat. With so many daring people so close to a river, it was only a matter of time before disaster struck and one of our counsellors ended up on an unexpected swimming trip instead of a boat ride! Of course, that only made the experience even more enjoyable for our students!
In the evening, our students could either continue the active theme with football and frisbee, or take some time to wind down with a film night and homework club.
It was great to see our students so active and engaged with their surroundings today, and we hope they’ll continue to make the most of Oxford’s culture as the session goes on.