The last full day of lessons at St Hugh’s yesterday meant it was time for talent and creative flair.
Lessons were taking a more personalised turn for lots of students as they drew to the end of their set content and were able to delve into other related areas. Our Physics and Chemistry students have spent the last few days requesting topics from their teacher, giving them a chance to pursue the topics and areas that interest them most. It was a great way to bring a touch of individuality to the programme and it really inspired our students to go on to further study so they can learn about those subjects in more depth.
After a morning of hard work, the students were eager for some time off in the afternoon to relax and snatch any last time in Oxford possible. Despite some slightly chilly winds, there were lots of students eager for one last punting trip down the river. By now, some of the cohort have gotten really good at the traditional activity and there were hardly any wobbles as they guided the boat along.
The evening provided the opportunity for our students to unleash their talents on their peers in ORA’s Got Talent – and it was a very impressive display! There were some great musical acts like Jovanna singing Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and Solveig showing off some excellent piano playing. Meanwhile some students branched out into other areas, like Morven stunning the crowd by solving a rubik’s cube one-handed in 29 seconds and Yilang reciting an amazing Chinese essay.
It was a great way to celebrate all the fantastically diverse talents of our cohort and both students and staff enjoyed every moment.