The middle weekend in Oxford is traditionally the time for our cohorts to come together from their various campuses and take part in activities. This weekend it was the ORA Olympics and the Great Debate! The Catz students have been preparing hard, and they can expect an amazing occasion when they take part in both.
Although Saturday morning was a blustery one – students were eager as ever to get out onto the sports field. They donned their running attire and got ready to set off for the Iffley Sports Centre, famous for being the place where Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile back in 1954.
Catz were competing against Balliol and Queen’s, and were ready to even the score! It was great to see everyone so enthusiastic, and the track races were by far the most popular of the afternoon. The events were: 100m, 400m, 800m, Welly Wanging, Tug of War and Relay Race. On the whole, St Catz dominated the Tug of War despite being fewer in number. Although Balliol stole the win in the end, the scores were very close.
Following a very energetic afternoon, students returned to college to unwind. They did some homework, chilled out and chatted, and it was a nice occasion for everyone to let their hair down as they looked forward to a fun evening.
Several students headed out into the city centre for meals, whilst others preferred to remain in college and watch some movies. It was the perfect way to spend a Saturday and students headed for an early night to prepare for the Great Debate on Sunday.