Despite the potential for a mid-week slump, our students were all up and down to breakfast in plenty of time – though some looked a little sleepy! Some toast and orange juice soon perked everyone up.
By now, everyone’s feeling settled in and comfortable and the morning lessons really benefited from the more relaxed feeling amongst the students. The Public Speaking and Debate class in particular has been perked up by our cohort’s increasing confidence.
One of the best things about having a diverse range of students in the debate class is the opportunity to hear a wide variety of opinions on issues. As the students become more comfortable speaking in front of their classmates, discussions are becoming more and more involved and nuanced. It really is great to see so many of our students growing so confident!
A lot of students headed into Oxford for lunch, grabbing the opportunity to try out some of the delicious cafes they’d spotted during their city tour on Monday. After they’d satisfied their hunger, the cohort split up to go on shopping trips or headed down to the river for some punting. Lots of students wanted to give pushing the boat along a try and despite a few wobbles, thankfully nobody fell in!
In the evening, the students had a tasty time exercising their artistic skills in a cupcake decorating competition. Though everyone wanted to win, eating the cupcakes after the judging ceremony was an experience everyone could enjoy no matter if they won or lost.
Before bed, the students requested more ‘icebreaker’ games so they could play the party games they did on the first night, but with firm friends this time instead of new ones.