Program 1: Summer 2018 – Day 17
Today the students were up bright and early, raring to go for some of their final classes. The engineering class began their projects on transportation, ready to present them on our final Friday of the program. Meanwhile, the journalism and media class looked at filming on mobiles with natural light. There was even an impromptu interview with one of the Trinity Hall gardeners!
We had a very special afternoon here in Cambridge, celebrating and supporting the charity Sabre Education, in an event we like to call ‘Sabre Day’. It took place at the Great St Mary’s Churchyard. We have raised money for this amazing charity in a number of ways and Sabre Day is the climax, where we get to share our efforts with the wider Cambridge community. The events of the day included ‘guess the name of the teddy’, t- shirt and cake selling. Face painting was a particularly popular with some having the Ghanaian flag painted all over their face, and those who were less bold with smaller ones on either cheek. We were also joined by a vibrant group of Ghanaian drummers who ran drumming lessons throughout the day, both our students and the general public joined in on the action. INs between the drumming sessions, we processed around the centre of Cambridge with the drummers who also had some other tricks up their sleeves – fire breathing!! Overall, it was a very exciting and successful event, one that we will not be forgetting any time soon. The total raised on the day surpassed £300.
After a busy day in the sun, everyone headed back to their colleges for a spot of dinner. This evening’s lecture was run by Reach’s very own Scott, where he challenged the students to think about notions of leadership. Students were encouraged to think about what qualities were important for leadership and also about who they thought were good leaders.
Following the lecture, most of the students headed off to hit the dancefloor for their final edition of the Summer Schools disco. Some took the time to sadly say goodbye to the friends that they had made from other summer school,s whilst others got involved with more relaxed sketching in Trinity Hall.
It has been such a great day and we are all sad that our time together is coming to an end. However, everyone is looking forward to what the last two days hold, a talent show is on the horizon.