For our 13-15 cohort, Saturday was the day most of them had been looking forward to all week; they were headed into London! Nobody minded having to be up early even though it was a Saturday and the students all chattered loudly over their breakfasts about what they wanted to see or buy while they were in London.
With warm weather forecast, everyone was sure to grab some sun cream and plenty of water before they climbed on board the coach. Traffic was good and before too long, the students were craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the London tourist highlights as they entered the city.
The weather held and the students enjoyed some wonderful British sunshine as they visited the houses of parliament and explored the city.
With the main event of our older cohort’s weekend, the Yarnton Manor debate, scheduled for Sunday, the 16-18 students had a slightly more relaxed day. Our debate teams spent the morning working together to hone their arguments and give themselves the best chance of winning tomorrow. Most of our other students dedicated the morning to homework or group projects, too, wanting to get their work out of the way so they could enjoy a free afternoon.
Naturally, once everyone had completed their work, the afternoon activity of choice was heading out into Oxford to enjoy the sights, grab something to eat, and do some shopping.
Though they’d both spent the evening exploring very different places, everyone came back to Yarnton for dinner satisfied with their days out.