Our final session is now well underway at Yarnton and it’s great to see our students all beginning to become good friends as they chatted together over breakfast.
Classes for the second morning took a practical turn for the Introduction to Medicine students in our 13 – 15 cohort as they worked on their first aid skills. There was plenty of laughter between the classmates as they acted out accidents and ‘treated’ each others’ wounds. It was a great way to make learning more interactive and it really helped wash away any last nervousness amongst the students.
Meanwhile, the aspiring doctors of our older cohort also spent the day developing their practical knowledge! The Medical School Preparation students traveled to Oxford Brookes University for their lessons and spent the day decked out in protective gear as they sharpened their clinical skills.
Following some lunch in the Long Gallery, it was on to an afternoon of masterclasses! For the older cohort, a sales and marketing masterclass got them thinking like real entrepreneurs. The class began with the instructor encouraging the students to think about what effect the internet has had on advertising and helping them identify the elements of a good advert. Then the students split into groups and put their creative and entrepreneurial skills to work designing a marketing campaign for their own product and pitching it to the class.
Meanwhile our younger students were building their confidence in a public speaking class led by actress Rachel Mae Brady. It was a very interactive class and the students were often up on their feet and talking as they learned the differences between positive and negative body language and practiced both prepared and unprepared speaking.
For the evening, lots of our older students headed back out to Oxford for a bite to eat while our younger cohort stayed at Yarnton for board games, football, and a Henna temporary tattoo workshop. It was a great way to end a busy day with a chance to relax and recover some energy!