After a productive morning of lessons –productive for Economics and Management students in particular, who were glad to have the time to prepare their presentations on market systems— the afternoon was taken up by a trip of great excitement.
The Cotswold Wildlife Park is home to one of the largest collections of animals in the UK. It has representatives from nearly every continent and country, and plays a very important role in the conservation of species that are either badly endangered or may even be extinct in the wild.
It was a beautiful sunny day, and students enjoyed the chance to relax and stroll around such an interesting place with friends. In the shade of the old manor house, they were able to buy ice cream –the Flake ice cream, ubiquitous throughout Britain, was tried for the first time by many and widely pronounced a new favourite— and chat.
The attractions of the park were greatly enjoyed. The huge banks of brightly-coloured flowers and exotic plants provided the park with an exuberant atmosphere, and the animals caught the attention of the students. The chattering monkeys were a particularly captivating feature, and the chance to walk through a large enclosure in which lemurs and other very cute primates roamed free was very exciting.
In the evening, there was the option of working in the Homework Club (some students, rather impressively, are already close to finishing their essays), playing football, basketball or Frisbee, or watching a film.