For St Peter’s Thursday was a day for thinking of the future. At breakfast this came in the form of a longing for the weekend’s excursion to London amongst the cohort, but as the day went on, it became more and more in-depth.
A Modern History class might not be the first place you’d expect to find people thinking ahead, but the classes are all about changing the way our students think about history. Rather than simply considering it as something long past which they can’t change, they’re encouraged to think about how the very moments they’re living in will be history one day and to take pride in their ability to be a part of history.
St Peter’s guest speaker, Jenny Garrett, fit the theme too, talking to the students about technology and how its advanced in their lifetime, inspiring them to think of all the possibilities technology has for growth in the future. It really was amazing for our students to hear just how far the technological world has come just in the last decade, and lots of the cohort left with grand ideas of helping shape that world in the future.
Even the evening activities had a hint of forward-thinking about them. For our homework club, it was students pre-planning for their upcoming deadlines. Meanwhile, all throughout the cupcake-decorating workshop, the students were thinking ahead to the moment they could finally eat their creations!
With their minds firmly focused on the prospect of their final day of lessons for the first week tomorrow, students went to bed impatient for the weekend to start!