The students staying at St Peter’s College are really getting into the rhythm of things, stepping outside their comfort zones and fully embracing some of the more tricky aspects of their subject choices. Teachers have seen a far greater level of interaction in the classrooms, with more students being remarkably more confident to engage in the in class discussions.
After a busy morning, the students jumped straight into the heart of Oxford, diving straight into one of its finest traditions, Punting. Students hopped into the long, wooden, flat-bottomed boats, thinking it would be as easy as it looks – oh how wrong they were. Using a long pole or ‘quant’ as they are commonly known in Oxford, the students propelled themselves along the River Cherwell, bumping into banks, branches and each other! Luckily the students were very quick learners and were soon gliding smoothly along the serene surface of the river able to gaze upon some of the most prominent sights in Oxford.
After a busy afternoon, the students regrouped back at St Peter’s for a delicious dinner in the main hall, before leaping into this evening’s activities. In the main marquee, the Zoolab session brought a large number of creatures never seen before in the college. Iguanas, snakes and tarantulas captivated the students as they got to break through fear barriers, holding frightening creatures with the supportive guidance from the former soldier leading the displays.
After a busy day, the students were able to unwind at cinema and homework club, before turning in to prepare for another action packed day tomorrow.