Tuesday was a day for performances over at Hugh’s, both by the students and for them.
In their morning lessons, the Computer Science class were taking on a less theatrical type of performance as they gave presentations to the class. By now, the classmates are all good friends so it was only with a touch of nervousness that the students stood up to showcase their work and ideas. Though the presentations were mostly serious, there was still space for a few inside jokes between the classmates to lighten the mood.
For the afternoon, our students had the chance to embrace Oxford’s rich culture with excursions to some of Oxford’s most famous tourist hotspots. On the table were trips to Blenheim Palace, Oxford Castle, Christ Church, and Oxford’s Creation Theatre.
Two of the most popular and performance-filled were the Oxford Castle and the theatre trip. At the castle, students were led around the highs and lows of the ex-prison by a fully costumed and in-character guide, while the students at the Creation Theatre settled down for a fantastic performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Inspired by the shows they’d been treated to that day, once the students were back at Hugh’s what everyone wanted was another evening of karaoke! Once again the cheesy songs were mixed with some amazing shows of vocal talent, both from the students who performed yesterday and for some who hadn’t quite been brave enough to stand up yet.
For anyone who was performanced-out, there was a quieter, but no less enthusiastic, flower-crown making workshop.