With the challenges of classes being managed well by all of our students, midweek saw a chance for everyone to enjoy an interactive group activity in the afternoon. The cohort were sent on a scavenger hunt which helped them to get better acquainted with the city, as well as encouraging them to get to know one another a little better.
The morning in college was focused, as everyone is now beginning to receive their assignments for the weekend. With the prospect of Thursday’s guest speakers, workshops and field trips, lessons were busy as everyone prepared themselves for a practical day.
After morning classes ended, students enjoyed lunch together and the sun started to come out as they headed out into the college grounds to enjoy a little free time before the afternoon began in full. Counsellors and junior deans joined everyone on the lawn before they explained the scavenger hunt to the students.
They were given ten tasks to complete all over Oxford, and it is fair to say that there was a lot of walking. From the Bodleian to Christ Church to Oxford Castle, students dashed about the city, hoping to be the first to return as they competed for the chance to win an ORA hoodie! There was plenty of laughter, and it was a great way for our students to bond as well as learning more about the city from a more personal perspective.
Following the hunt, free time to chill and relax was welcomed by everyone, as the students used the evening in whatever way they chose. Some headed back into town for a meal, whilst others preferred to stay in college and get on with some homework.