St Peter’s students are certainly settling into the classroom quickly. Session 4 is an extremely motivated group of individuals, who as a collective, really engage themselves and dive headfirst into their subjects.
After a delicious lunch in the main St Peter’s dining hall, the students signed up to go on various excursions around the city centre. One crowd opted for punting– a cruise along the River Cherwell in a narrow, pole driven, wooden boat. Punting is something of an Oxford tradition, enjoyed by residents, students and visitors alike. During a session of punting, students relax on the river, take in the sights and try their hand at steering the boat itself, grappling with the reluctant pole (called a quant when discussed in relation to punts). Highlights of the punting trip included the serene Christ Church Meadows, beautiful Botanical Gardens, and the fact of just having fun with new friends.
Other students chose to take part in a scavenger hunt around the centre of Oxford. The quest took students around various popular places of interest such as the Pitt Rivers Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Oxford Castle, gathering clues to guide them onwards to the next stop. The first team back won a sweet edible prize, in addition to being named the scavenger hunt champions at the evening registration.
After dinner, the students took part in games night, consisting of both ping pong and pool tournaments, alongside numerous other Counsellor-led competitions in the college. Students look forward to the animal themed evening tomorrow night with Birds of Prey and the much-anticipated Animal Man paying visits tomorrow evening. Stay tuned for more updates.