On Sunday students from Merton got the chance to experience a more historical day, as they headed a little way out of the city to visit the beautiful Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.
Although the weather was a little British, this did not alter our students’ attitude as they were eager to explore the wider area of Oxfordshire in a little more detail. Blenheim Palace is perhaps best known as the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, one of the UK’s most notable Prime Ministers. For this reason, everyone was eager for an informative day as they departed on the buses in the morning.
When students arrived it was a little rainy, so this was a good opportunity to head inside the palace for a tour of the house. The group wandered through the magnificent hallways learning about the history of the rooms with an audio guide.
Once the weather had cheered up, the cohort took to the grounds, arguably the most spectacular part of the palace. It was a great opportunity for the group to wander through the gardens, admiring the plants and water features. The students also met a few local ducks who had been tempted out by the wet weather.
After a relaxing day, the group returned to college in the evening. Before dinner, everyone got on with some homework to prepare for the coming week. Although it was chilly outside, it was a good excuse to cosy up with a film after supper – the perfect way to end a Sunday!