We are nearly at the end of program 1, and today had the students completing their main courses before leaving on their journeys home tomorrow. The architecture students gave their final presentations after a long 2 weeks of hard work, and the medicine students were learning some essentials like CPR while also taking their respiratory and neurology exams. All students also received certificates from their teachers to commemorate their achievements! After their final class, students made their way for lunch in the city centre – a last chance for many to enjoy Cambridge during the day and all it has to explore. In the afternoon, a chilled workshop on blackout poetry happened in Trinity Hall while the popular sporting activities went down at the Downing Paddocks. Once activities finished it was time for students to enjoy their dinner in the stunning college halls before getting ready and all glammed up for our spectacular leaving party – the theme is Fireworks!
For the party, we all gathered for the last trivia question of our Fire vs Ice games where Ice were declared the victors of Program 2 – many cheers and yells were heard! After a quick notices on the plans for the next day, we went on to watch a lovely slideshow (made by yours truly) of our fantastic memories made here at Reach Cambridge! We then also had some special certificates to give out to the students who we felt made this program more memorable. For example, for the “best vibes” G was the winner, and for “Best Duo” we had, of course, Emir and Emir! But, once that ended, it was time to dance! Disco lights boomed in the lecture theatre, a mock-tail bar with themed drinks, mini casino, arts and crafts corner, tarot reading and of course many many snacks were available for all students to enjoy! It was such a joyful experience with everyone dancing together and many tears shared at the end.
This program was especially emotional for some of our combo students who had been with us for the previous programs and have really made a home in Cambridge with the friendships they have made. Don’t be sad Reachers, you can always find a home in Cambridge and these friendships will forever hold such a dear meaning. Good night students, you have a long journey home tomorrow!
Written By Mel