After a busy full morning of lessons and an afternoon workshop, it began to dawn on students that their time with us here at St Peter’s College is slipping by all too quickly. Students are reminded by Programme Director, Bob Barnes, to seize every opportunity in their time here.
Students had the afternoon pleasure of welcoming the ‘Animal Man’ into the college, and were thrilled by his broad array of creatures. The students had the chance to hold and stroke giant African land snails, tarantulas, terrapins, snakes, and lizards. Many students were encouraged to face their fears and press through their comfort zones, whether it be snakes or spiders, holding the animals they were most afraid of. Students learnt the bizarre science behind scorpions, and their ability to glow under ultraviolet light was made apparent through various demonstrations from the Animal Man. The terrapins were especially popular, especially after students were told that one was over 80 years old!
From natural to the supernatural, the students embarked on the Oxford Ghost Tour. The students that missed the previous adventure prepared to be perturbed and chilled at Oxford’s unique paranormal past. The theatrical, costumed guide led the students down ‘Dead Man’s Walk’ and to the exact location of Archbishop Cranmer’s Death in the city centre, where he was famously burnt at the stake. His ghost, it is claimed, still haunts local residents.
Students spent the evening preparing for ORA’s Got Talent tomorrow evening, practicing routines and preparing their performances. More updates to follow.