After a morning considering the pros and cons of globalisation and mapping the lobes of the brain inventively on a swimming cap, students were treated to a traditional English tea party. Counsellors showed their national spirit by emblazoning their faces with the Union Jack and serving up a spread of scones (complete with jam and clotted cream), peanut brittle, Victoria sponge cake, and, of course, tea.
Students sat at tables tastefully covered in crisp white tablecloths (and Union Jack runners), and enjoyed the gentle piano stylings of Counsellors Jake and Luke. Then the party spilled out onto the lawns, where students enjoyed some equally traditional rounds of croquet and badminton―volleyball was a bit of a wild card, but students enjoyed it so much that England might consider adding it to the canon. Croquet in particular had students occupied for several joyful hours: indeed, the rules alone take about an hour to get one’s head around!