The students staying at St Peter’s College have enjoyed a relaxing weekend to recharge their batteries ahead of another busy week of fun and learning.
The Film Academy aim to complete their last day of filming tomorrow, enabling them to spend the rest of their week preparing and editing the footage ahead of the big viewing at Graduation. The students have access to the latest equipment including Apple Mac edit suites where they will edit all their content through Final Cut Pro. Students undertaking the New Perspectives programme began their second week and started their new afternoon workshops.
Ed Smith and Adil Hossain introduced students step by step through the process of speaking and debating publically, something many people struggle with. Students were told that it is of utmost importance to rehearse as much as possible, having been proven that people feel much more comfortable talking in front of an audience about a well-prepared topic. The students were walked through numerous breathing exercises and coping mechanisms to calm any nerves. Following this, they were told to formulate their own three-minute speech to present to the rest of the seminar group on the topic; ‘My country: One thing I would change’. The teachers warmly encouraged the nervous students reminding them to breathe deeply and take their time, which resulted in every student performing their speech brilliantly.
After dinner in the main St Peter’s College dining hall, the students ventured out to the outdoor theatre at Wadham College where they watched ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, a play written by William Shakespeare in 1599. For many students, it was their first Shakespearean experience, the majority of which is written in prose, unlike anything else they had seen before. After this, students made their own tie-dye designed t-shirts providing the perfect opportunity to relax before bed.