The end of Cambridge Prep 2016 is sadly fast approaching; even so the penultimate day has been filled with fun activities and outings. The students’ day started with major classes after breakfast as usual and sadly this afternoon attended their final minor class. The Global Politics class held an insightful and informed debate with the Director Dorothy, Dean Bill and numerous students in attendance. The teaching faculty are all so pleased to see how much the students have enjoyed themselves and learned.
The director and faculty hosted the final afternoon tea event with traditional scones, cakes, buns and a variety of tea on offer. The abundance of tasty English treats means this has always proven to be a popular event! Others took the afternoon to revisit their favourite spots in Cambridge or purchase last minute souvenirs and gifts.
Additionally, this afternoon Activities Director James, took an enthusiastic group to Cambridge Lakes Golf Course. There the group received a skills lesson and played a handful of holes before returning to Peterhouse.
In the evening a group of students and staff went to support the local Cambridge United Football Club in their pre-season friendly game against Aston Villa Football Club. Even though our local team were bested, all enjoyed attending the semi-professional local sporting event.
For those not wanting to watch the football, our ever dedicated activities team had a range of board games available to be enjoyed throughout the evening. With this our penultimate day at the programme came to a close. Tomorrow we will see the major classes finish, followed by an evening formal banquet, an award ceremony for the students, and our last dance.
Good night, all!
Today the students had a break from studies and had a glorious summer day to enjoy a full schedule of activities outside. The morning hosted a trip to local sporting facilities for games of basketball, badminton and football (soccer). Students wanting to stay closer to Peterhouse had a game of capture the flag in the college’s private “Deer Park”.
Capture the flag with an aquatic twist to help cool off.
Well done to Julia, one of our Deans, who used her morning off to participate in the Cambridge Race for Life 10 kilometre run in support of Cancer Research UK. Julia is a cross country coach at her school in Connecticut and regularly leads groups of students on morning jogs around Cambridge.
Julia, surprised by the paparazzi, is not pleased.
A walk along the River Cam to the nearby village of Grantchester for afternoon cream tea again proved popular with students. The warm weather and blue skies we’ve been having provide such a great setting for this classic British summer tradition. Back in Peterhouse, Bill, another one of our Deans, began the first of his famous juggling classes.
Green fields and blue skies.
Bill’s juggling school
The highlight for all of us this evening was the fantastic student talent show. There was an amazing array of talents on display with musical, poetic, dance and many more performances! It was great to see so many students supporting their friends throughout the show and a congratulations to Nathan Caballero who was voted best in show with an original piece of slam poetry.
A great turn out
Talents from around the world.
Dorothy, our director, congratulating the winner Nathan.
We’ve had another beautiful day packed full of activities here at Peterhouse. Taking advantage of the sun, the Entrepreneurship class ventured out into town to look at the various marketing strategies of local businesses. Meanwhile, in Law class, students had a debate focusing on the arguments surrounding abortion:
In the afternoon (and into the evening!) our activities directors organised a grand total of three punting trips for the students. A quintessentially Cambridge activity, punting allows the students to see into the colleges that back onto the River Cam, with sights such as the Bridge of Sighs, King’s College and the Mathematical Bridge.
The afternoon also saw the first of our Afternoon Tea sessions. We have three of these across the programme and they give students the opportunity to have a very British experience, having tea and cake with members of the teaching faculty and the admin team. There were lots of delicious treats on offer – there wasn’t much food left at the end!
In the evening our multi-talented Maths and Nature teacher Angel ran a salsa class for us, and it proved very popular with the students.
There was some relaxation in the common room afterwards as the students prepare for our first day-trip away from Cambridge tomorrow to historic Norwich.
The CamPrep Team