Summer 2019: Program 2 – Day 11
Program 2’s end may be drawing closer, but today’s activities didn’t disappoint. Students’ engagement in their classes and tasters was sublime, especially despite the record-breaking 38-degree heatwave!
Two taster sessions ran this afternoon, Robotics and Creative Writing. A slightly cooler afternoon activity was a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum, to take in interesting exhibitions such as ‘Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson & James Pryde’. Students enjoyed this fascinating cultural experience. Alternatively, ‘Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness’ ran for students who fancied a more reflective, relaxing afternoon. Zen-time was needed before the fun-filled evening activities commenced!
During the evening, the students enjoyed their last corridor dinner with their friends and supervisors. For this, they had the opportunity to choose one of their favourite restaurants or grab some food and chill on some of the green spaces around Cambridge. Some classic food choices included Franco Manca, Nanna Mexico and, of course, lots of ice cream was consumed (had to be done really!).
The Reach experience wouldn’t be complete without the famous Talent Show; and without a doubt, our are students talented! The Reach Staff kicked off the show with our original rendition of ‘Let Us Educate You’. Student performances included solo singing and many touching duets. For instance, Rama showcased her unique and wonderful singing and rap abilities (in Ukranian!), and the Semann siblings blew us away with their piano playing and composition. These stellar performances were matched by some truly excellent group sing-alongs: the repertoire ranged from Adele to Queen. Not only were the performers outstanding, but all students were so supportive and enthusiastic in cheering their friends on: true Reach spirit.
The past two weeks have flown by, and we hope the students have been making life-long memories and friendships. Fire vs Ice has played a big role in the comradery among students during their experience. As tonight revealed, Team Ice topped the leader board with a huge 230 points!!! A big congratulations to both teams! As tomorrow is the last day, it fares to be an emotional but wholesome one; roll on the finale!
Written by Alicia