Even the rain couldn’t dampen the Carnivale spirit yesterday, as LMH students headed over to St Peter’s College for an evening of high spirits, bright colours, and friendships new and (a week) old. Students were sent off in style from LMH, wearing the masks they had created on Thursday. Students joined their ORA counterparts staying in St Hugh’s, a journey of mere minutes up the Banbury Road from their own base in LMH, for a magnificent celebration of their first week with ORA.
Sprays of colourful foliage adorned the St Peter’s marquee, and students compared their own creations to the monumental carnival masks on display. Counsellors and Junior Deans had donned their best head-dresses and beaded garments for the occasion―some students took inspiration from the animal kingdom, with the more canonical bird of paradise in the decorations joined by oversized anthropomorphic chickens and swine (or, in other words, students in onesies).
Students enjoyed dancing late into the evening, and delighted in the sweet treats on offer: popcorn and candy floss abounded, to keep that carnival feeling going. Programme Director Sarah reported that students arrived back flushed and exuberant after the evening’s activities, and more than ready to fall into their beds and rest ahead of their excursion to Woburn Abbey today!