Politics, Pools, and Parties…

Hi everyone!

We didn’t let yesterday’s exciting excursion tire us out, and today saw another packed schedule, with major classes and plenty of fun activities.

The day began with many of our students taking part in a Model UN event. They simulated a multi-stakeholder international negotiation concerning the ebola/zika virus crisis, and in pairs, students represented various countries as well as some key non-State actors (humanitarian NGOs, leading pharmaceutical companies, and relevant international organizations). The topic of the conference was the building of public-private partnerships for the management of large health-related emergencies. Some really interesting ideas were argued and debated by the students!

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The Molecular Biology class took a trip out to the River Cam, where the students collected water samples to examine back in the classroom. While they were there, they all tried their hand at punting for the first time!

In the afternoon, whilst some students took a trip to go swimming, others attended a quintessentially British afternoon tea, hosted by our Activities Directors, Maddy and Tim. Afternoon tea is a tradition which originated in Victorian Britain, and rapidly increased in popularity across the country. The students were able to sample some of the traditional foods available at afternoon tea, including Victoria Sponge cake and scones with clotted cream.

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The evening saw the weekly dance take place – our theme was Superheroes & Villains!