With bright, sunny weather forecast, Tuesday was the perfect day for our students to get out and about. Following a full day of lessons yesterday, both cohorts were looking forward to their afternoon excursions: a trip to the West End for older students and a visit to the Ashmolean museum for younger ones.
As the end of our students’ programmes are drawing near, more time in lessons is being dedicated to group projects and final presentations as our students work on their assignments. Despite their approaching deadlines, the sunshine and the promise of an afternoon’s exploring kept everyone feeling happy and relaxed through their classes.
Once classes were over, our older cohort grabbed bags, cameras, and packed lunches and boarded the coach to London. Once the students arrived, there was free time for them to explore nearby Leicester Square and Covent Garden with their friends and quite a few students arrived at the theatre later with souvenirs!
For their show, the students had the choice between A Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Mousetrap and since everyone came out of the theatre smiling, its safe to say neither was a disappointment.
Since our younger students didn’t have as far to travel, they stayed at Yarnton to eat their lunches before heading out into Oxford. The Ashmolean is filled with art and archeology, telling the tales of different cultures in a very human and accessible way, and our students enjoyed seeing the different types and styles of art across history. A particular favourite was the ancient egyptian exhibition, filled with drawings, paintings, and architecture dedicated to the Egyptian gods.
Both cohorts returned to Yarnton for the evening, ending the day comparing their excursions while they played sports or tried their hands at clay modelling.