Program 1: Explorer 2017 – Day 14
Once again, we were off to London! Rather than Shakespeare and the South bank, today the day consisted of Museums and finished off with shopping mayhem: a balanced day overall!
The flurry of students were divided into two equally high-spirited groups. One of which went to the Science museum and the other which attended the Victoria and Albert Museum. For the students who attended the former, apparently the allocated two hours was not sufficient to explore all the wondrous displays on offer. Particular highlights were the space exhibit, the virtual reality simulator and of course, as on can expect from hungry adolescents, the ice cream.
For the students who decided to go to the V&A, there were exhibitions ranging from a history of plywood to a chronology of the changes in British fashion through time. The latter included displays of stunning outfits from many time periods. Students were intrigued, engrossed and fascinated with the spectrum of British culture, customs & fashion displayed in the museum.
After the museum trip, all the students made their way to Harrods and the surrounding shops where they took in the splendour of one of the most iconic department stores in the world! The level of shopping that occurred can be summarised by the watching the movie: Confessions of a Shopaholic. Harrods, with their very lovely bathrooms, showed the students of Reach Cambridge the finer side of life. Macaroons, mannequins & McCartney were obviously the talk of the day. The students, while navigating through busy shopping lanes and isles, enjoyed themselves through and through.
Overall, one can conclude that the day was an overall success. The students shopped, studied culture, experienced science and shopped some more!