Residential study programs for 14-18 year olds in Cambridge, UK.
Spring Program: Day 2
Our first full day on the spring program has been action-packed and amazing! We started off with a lovely cooked breakfast before walking to Sidney Sussex College for morning class. David – a Sidney alumnus – gave the students a walking tour around the college, including the College Chapel, Dining Hall and Gardens. The students then had an incredibly inspiring and interactive academic session on University Life with Monika, our Director of Curriculum. The students were really encouraged to think about the bigger picture of their future studies and career plans, and to make informed, responsible decisions. They discussed what they would like to study at university and what they would like their future career to be. They also discussed their overall aims, hopes and plans for the Reach spring program. After this, the students had time to grab some lunch in the city centre before Emily took the group on a historic walking tour of Cambridge. Unlike yesterday, this tour focussed on introducing the students to a few of the many Colleges that make up Cambridge University. Emily also pointed out some of the most historically significant sites in Cambridge. From Trinity College’s 32 Nobel Laureates, to the discovery of DNA in the Cavendish Laboratory, and from Corpus Christi’s locust clock to the Senate House graduation tradition, there were fun facts and figures aplenty! This was then followed by a brilliant punting tour on the River Cam. The students had an unparalleled view of the beautiful buildings of each College from the river. Punting is a traditional pastime here and a true Cambridge experience! The day was rounded off by an evening lecture on ‘University Applications’ and fun activities to unwind before another exciting day tomorrow! Can’t wait!