The ‘Business and Enterprise’ students began their day by being split into teams for the ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch later on in the session. Students avidly brainstormed for new and innovative ideas in the hope of gaining interest and ultimately investment. Medics and engineers began learning about the application process most competitive universities require for highly sought-after places. It was somewhat worrying stuff―but mock interviews and cover letter workshops will leave students confident in their abilities and their chances.
After lunch in the main Goodenough dining hall, the students set off on a cultural trip to the British Museum followed by the Wellcome Collection. The British Museum was founded in 1753, and houses a remarkable collection spanning over two million years of human history. There are few assemblages of world treasures more special than those under the roof of the British Museum: included in the vast halls are world famous Egyptian mummies and the Rosetta Stone, key to cracking the hieroglyphic language of the Ancient Egyptians. Following the British museum, students ventured to the Wellcome Collection, students were particularly interested in the exhibitions: Medicine Man, Medicine Now and Modern Nature.
After a day full of learning and a delicious dinner back at Goodenough, the students gathered for the pop-up cinema in the Long Common Room. Students were able to unwind after a long day of lessons and museums, and Counsellors led sporting activities to allow the students to blow off steam before bed. Tomorrow there is a Model UN simulation, with debates over real current affairs. Stay tuned for updates.