Today was yet another incredibly exciting and busy day for students here at Reach Cambridge! With a fantastically engaging mini excursion to the Fitzwilliam Museum and the enthusiastic end to the final class of P2 Medicine – students are becoming more and more comfortable with exploring their education and interacting with students from all over the world. As we reach our halfway mark of the first week of Program 2, students are truly beginning to blossom as we watch their friendships bloom and their confidence grow.
This afternoon after popular demand, we opened up Downing College for sports activities on the beautiful green fields! The weather has finally become a suitable number for us in the UK, allowing us to enjoy the full extent of our Cambridge colleges again – we had a great turn out for football, basketball and even ultimate frisbee! In the centre of town we also had a Cambridge Bookshop Tour – perfect for any budding readers at Reach! Starting at the Haunted Bookshop and G.David’s, (which has been open since 1896) and then ending with more well known book chains such as Waterstones. With a smaller group, it really allowed us to fully indulge in the bookstores and talk about literature – many books were bought!
Tonight, we enjoyed a tasty corridor dinner with pizza as far as the eye can see – as you can imagine, no complaints were heard! After eating as much pizza as we could fit, we marched on to the Engineering Department for our Debating Workshop Prep! Students were super enthusiastic to get involved and have a turn at the “Would you Rather” debate practice game, with questions like “Would you rather have £1 million today or £10 million in 10 years time?”. With a queue of 14 students we had hours of playful banter, with Marco being voted as top speaker – congratulations to Marco! After the workshop we finalised the night with general announcements of the days still to come before a nice walk back to the colleges to rest. We can only look forward to what activities await the students tomorrow!
Written by Mel