Intellects were exercised yesterday―and perhaps a few vocations found―as Insight Masterclasses came to St Catz. Students chose from a wide range of sessions for the afternoon workshop as specialists in four very different fields came to share their expertise with our summer schoolers.
In Zoolab, students were introduced to new friends from the wild, including Mildred the Giant African millipede, an iguana, who was most personable―apart from when it saw fit to stick out its tongue―and a hooded rat. Other students took on the Stock Market Challenge, an interactive trading game that challenges students’ maths, strategy and teamworking skills to play the market and bounce back from shocks to the stocks. The Improv session was a crowd favourite, as students were challenged to think on their feet and respond to increasingly outlandish and unfamiliar scenarios: “You’re a dentist performing a root canal on an elf in the Grand Canyon….and, action!”
After a day of intense activity and new experiences, students took the opportunity to refuel in the Catz dining hall, before heading straight back out to the playing fields for some touch rugby and ultimate frisbee. There’s really no stopping them!