The students attended their various morning classes across Downing and Trinity Hall College. The Medical Science and Chemistry classes had a particularly exciting time learning about pre-hospital emergency medicinal practice. This included our Supervisor and Welfare Coordinator James being carried off in a stretcher (just for display of course!) and an explanation of other vital emergency life-saving skills. There was also an enthralling Human Rights seminar given for the law students. Pictures and videos of today’s events are of course all documented on our Instagram @ReachCambridge.
We then had a lunch break between 12:30 and 2:00 in which the students were free to wander the lovely streets of Cambridge at their leisure before returning to afternoon classes.
After dinner, the students started to get ready for the very much anticipated World Fair.
This year’s World Fair was one to remember. With such a variety in countries and cultures, we were all in for a treat! We started off with some of our own supervisors teaching the students about the UK culture. A few historical facts -along with some scones - were got the evening started off with a bang. Tim and Amy explored the depths of the divisive Scone debate (is it 'scone' like 'gone' or 'scone' like 'cone'?) and presented a lesson on the formation of the Union Flag!
Following this, we had the likes of the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Greece, Austria, China, Lebanon, Puerto Rico and Serbia giving us a wonderful insight into their culture and everyday life. They showed everyone their national landmarks and different types of food that they eat in their homelands. Greece even threw in a fantastic traditional dance performance to liven things up and show everyone why Greece is great! Finally, Chenchen handed out some beautiful Chinese postcards to round things off. We all left entertained and enriched (even if still a little confused as to why the UK argue about how to pronounce the word 'scone').
After some spirited discussion on food, landscape, artists and other cultural traditions, keen students adjourned to a Music and Drama Workshop led by Supervisors Lily and Will. In this session students had some fun with some warm-ups and improvisation games, before sampling some singing techniques.
It's no wonder spirits were high at the end of the day. Such variety is what Reach is made of!
(Please note: this is not a real emergency! But amazing to know we have even more qualified people we have on board if someone needed pre-hospital medical care...)
~by Supervisors Marie and Treasure