Program 2: Leader 2017 – Day 12
The last day of the Leader program at Reach Cambridge was a mixture of ‘summertime sadness’ and ‘holiday happiness’. Students were full of excitement and enthusiasm and they reflected on the past two weeks of academic and recreational exploration. Even though, sadly, the program had come to an end, the vast majority of students had made genuine friends and memories that would not just last for a season but truly for years to come.
Over the two weeks, the students delved into their respective disciplines: learning through excursions, practical lessons, theory, visual displays and peer engagement.
Classes kicked off today with a bang! Final presentations were delivered by eager Medical Sciences students as well as the final reflections and discussions that took place in the variety of other courses. Over the two weeks, the students delved into their respective disciplines: learning through excursions, practical lessons, theory, visual displays and peer engagement. The relevant nature of the course was apparent as students have described the real-life applications which are now so obvious to them. Naturally, to make it official, they were all presented with pristine certificates stating their achievement as well as outlining the content of the course and how their newly-attained knowledge can be expanded upon in the future.
To lighten up the mood and raise everyone’s spirits, the night ended with a combination of dancing and dinner. Yes, the Reach Cambridge Disco was lively, bubbly, jovial and musical. After the scrumptious buffet that was served to all the students, there were a wide array of options for the evening activities. Some students chose to express their creative style through glitter tattoos, others chose to display their talent at the open mic and most chose to break it down, let loose and dance with their friends on the dance floor all night long (well, just until 22:15).
Disco, dancing, dining, smiling, singing and celebrating wrapped up the final moments of Reach Cambridge for nearly 100 students. By observing their experiences actively and from a distance, it was quite clear to see that the students’ minds had been stretched through various scholastic & leisure activities. They had met people from a range of different nationalities, they embraced each other’s culture as well as that of England, they partook in several sporting, artsy and other events and they appreciated the unique opportunity that has been afforded to them. It’s fair to say that a spirit of friendship and gratitude was evident from all.
~by Tomini (Supervisor, Medical student and former Reach attendee!)