Having had a very busy day of classes on Wednesday, students at St Edmund’s enjoyed a more relaxed day on Thursday. As we come close to the end of the programme, there was definitely a new atmosphere in Cambridge as all of our students were eager to make the most of their final days with their friends.
Lessons were more informal on Thursday, as teachers gave the students some fun activities as a reward for all their hard work in completing their final assignments. The morning was jovial and students chatted over the prospect of heading back home during their lunch break.
The afternoon saw a few relaxed activities, and as the weather was a little grey, it was a good chance to spend some time indoors. Counsellor Erin gave a very informative talk about the university application process in the UK. She covered what uni is like here, how to write a personal statement and how to choose the best uni or course. This was a very useful talk, as a lot of our students are now considering the prospect of studying in the UK.
Following Erin’s talk, some of the group headed for another of Joe’s political workshops. Thursday saw a discussion of feminism and its interesting history. First, Joe gave a lecture that was very informative, and then he opened the afternoon out into a debate. It was interesting to hear all of the different perspectives on this theory, and everyone learnt a lot about feminism in the modern world and the gender pay gap.
The evening ended with a movie night, which was a good way to relax, get snuggled up and enjoy a bowl of popcorn or two. With the excitement of graduation on Friday, students headed for an early night to prepare for their big day.