Still on such a high after last night’s fantastic mid-session party at Kingston Bagpuize, the students staying at Queen’s College set out to continue the fun at Woburn Abbey and Wildlife Park.
The abbey itself is a beautiful, grand stately home. Built in 1145 to house a small community of Cistercian monks, it became a seat of the Duke of Bedford in 1547. Despite its own fantastic architectural beauty, the Abbey is also home to a large collection of paintings. Woburn is one of finest private collections of art in the world, boasting works by Poussin, Rembrandt and Holbein. Whilst touring the Abbey, students completed the ORA quiz, ensuring that students fully engaged with the experience and maximized their learning.
After completing the exploration of the Abbey, students entered the Wildlife Safari Park, part of the Abbey’s grounds. The coach took the students through the various enclosures, housing lions, tigers, bears and much more. The luxurious coach was complete with a driver who took it upon himself to act as the tour guide for the safari, providing details about each and every animal they passed. Woburn Safari Park is the largest enclosure of carnivores in all of Europe, a real treat to see such a variety all in one place. Students then disembarked from the bus to tour around the smaller animal enclosures of creatures such as monkeys, penguins and many species of birds.
Tomorrow is the eagerly anticipated ORA Inter Campus Olympics, a greatly anticipated event, so the students got to bed early after a long day to rest up ahead of tomorrow.