Another action packed day here at The Queen’s College in Oxford! With their first day of lessons already under their belts, confidence had certainly risen in the classrooms. Levels of interaction between teacher and pupil have increased drastically overnight, seemingly resulting in higher concentration and productivity from all students.
After lunch in the Queen’s College dining hall, the students took part in a range of insight master classes. They could choose from multiple topics; crime scene investigation, creative writing or theatre.
The crime scene investigation workshop was run by Jonathan Brooks from Forensic Outreach. The students were placed into a full role play scenario; checking footprints, matching fingerprints, checking blood samples and dressing up in full forensic outfits to examine a crime scene. Students then had to report back all information gained and solve the mystery!
Creative writing groups run by well renowned Oxford poets Penny Boxall and Lucy Ayrton. The students were expertly guided through the intricate procedure of writing a short story with Oxford related key words, then editing and criticizing their own work. Some of the students even stood up and read their short stories aloud to the group.
Theatre workshop was run by actor and director Mackenzie Scott from the Theatre Workout program. The students were encouraged to build their confidence through numerous movement and interactive exercises, observing their peers then bettering their own abilities.
After a full day of learning, the students had a choice of games night or sports! Games night was held at Queen’s College consisting of a variety of board games and table tennis. The more energetic students ventured out for sports night at the Oxford University Parks, consisting of rugby and rounders, a particular favourite amongst the students!