The rumble of suitcases rolling across cobblestones has suddenly stopped as all of our students have departed. Now only the soughing wind and the plaintive chimes of the chapel can be heard in an eerily silent Jesus College. But if one listens closely, happy students and their emotional goodbyes to friends echo across college as they recall a special time in their lives.
Yesterday was just such a time. In their final classes, students made presentations in topics ranging from the wingspan radius of hoverfly insects to the relevance of social media in international relations. Creative Writing students had a final contest in composing sonnets about their hometowns:
Then we enjoyed a formal dinner in Hall:
During the awards ceremony, teachers thanked and awarded their students for their hard work:
CamTrad’s director Greg Gonzales and the founder of Oxbridge Programs Jim Basker shared some of their own unforgettable memories from the CamTrad and encouraged students in their future endeavours.
Finally, a spectacular ‘Alice in Wonderland’ ball had students laughing, crying, dancing, and singing: with two live bands, sweets and treats, mini golf, crepes, waffles, popcorn, a chocolate fountain, a bouncy castle, fireworks, a photo booth, face painting, midnight pizza, and of course a silent disco, it was a magical night that even Alice would be jealous of!
A massive thanks from the admin team goes to all of our students who have made this an unforgettable summer for us, as well as to their parents for encouraging them to seek an adventure that rewards the mind and the spirit!