Thursday promised to be a very busy day for our Yarnton Manor cohorts with both lessons and activities continuing to push the boat out even as we come towards the end of the session.
Our Law School Preparation class got to step into the shoes (and wigs!) of real lawyers as they participated in a mock trial. Complete with swearing to tell the truth and a final ruling from the judge, the lesson mimicked a real life trial as closely as possible. Though the wigs caused a few giggly moments, everyone took the case very seriously and it was a fantastic show of all the knowledge and experience our students have picked up.
Meanwhile, the Engineering Preparation students were combining their creativity and technical know-how to make their own robot! After a full-on two weeks, our students really enjoyed the chance to put their skills to the test in a more relaxed, practical workshop.
After a bite of lunch, our younger cohort took a trip into the city for some punting! Quite a few of the students have already had a go at the Oxfordian pursuit and were racing up and down the river in no time! With the sun still shining, it was the perfect weather for a boat ride and everyone returned to the bank with a smile.
In the evening, the students swapped punting oars for dancing shoes as they performed in ORA’s got talent. With other students singing or playing the piano, it made for a very musical evening – some acts were so popular that the students returned for a second performance!
To finish the show with a bang, the counsellors performed their own impromptu number, having just as much fun as the students and sending everyone off to bed happy.