Spring 2018: Day 11
On the penultimate full day of our Spring programme, we took the opportunity to take all of our students into London to experience some of the fantastic museums our Capital has to offer. We woke up bright and early to have breakfast in Reach Hall, before traveling into the centre of London.
We spent the morning in the Natural History Museum. Our students visited exhibitions where they could see the newly installed Whale skeleton, learn about child psychology, fossils and see a Giant Squid. It was incredibly interesting, particularly as many of our students are so interested in the sciences, but they also produced some fantastic artwork, having been asked to sketch their favourite exhibition by Kate, our programme coordinator.
After we worked up an appetite at the Natural History museum, we headed into South Kensington for some time to shop and get some lunch. The students had time to explore a beautiful part of London, before regrouping in order to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Founded by Queen Victoria in mourning of her late husband Prince Albert, the V&A houses some of the most beautiful and culturally significant pieces of art in the country. Ranging from classic sculptures of Theseus and the Minotaur, all the way up to costumes currently being used in the West End production of the Lion King, the museum was a chance for our students to learn about fascinating parts of British history. We were absolutely blown away by some of the talent on display as our students sketched more exhibitions, to the extent that the results of their work featured on our instagram story @reachcambridge!
After a busy day in London, we departed back to Cambridge where upon returning and finding some amazing weather were able to play some impromptu sport on Jesus Green whilst some students worked on tomorrow’s presentations before eating dinner. The evening was spent finalising those presentations, as all our students will have their final subject classes tomorrow morning.
The final day of the programme may be approaching, but it promises to be jam-packed full of lessons and activities ahead of our celebration meal and departure party!
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