Friday meant graduation, but it also meant the last full day at St Hughs and there was a tinge of sadness mixed in with the students exhilaration as they raced down to breakfast.
Naturally, the last day meant there were final projects to hand in and presentations to give. For our Acting and Performance class, it was an especially big day. Over the last few days the students have chosen a key scene from a modern play and worked on it in groups to create the best performance possible. Yesterday they finally had the chance to act out their pieces to the rest of the class, earning enthusiastic applause for their exceptional skills!
As the lessons drew to a close for the final time, sadness descended again briefly as the students thanked their teachers for all their hard work and headed off to lunch for the last time. With party preparation kicking off as soon as the plates were cleared away, any glumness soon disappeared as our students got caught up in the excitement of graduation.
Before they knew it, the students were heading back to their rooms to get dressed up in their best outfits, calling down the hall to their friends for spare hair ties and combs. And then all that was left to do was head to Maplethorpe Hall for the ceremony!
The Programme Director made a wonderful speech about how proud the staff were of the cohort and then the students stepped up one by one to claim their scrolls and handshakes. A few exceptional students even claimed extra awards in recognition of their outstanding work.
To finish off the evening in style, our students headed off to St Catherine’s College for a Hollywood-themed party with the St Hugh’s and St Peter’s cohorts. It was a great way to meet old friends and new and our students partied the night away with wide grins.