We are on day 7 of Program 3 and wow it has gone fast! One week gone, one week left to go – we are so excited for this final week to be extra special as we are approaching the end of our Summer Programs for 2022! Today, students started the day off early as an adventure to London was on the way. Breakfast was served hot as usual, and with excitement of the big city we made our way to the couches for our drive to the Capitol! Students were understandably very excited for today, as for some it is their first time ever in London, and us supervisors were thrilled to show off a small glimpse of all the amazing activities London has to offer!
Once we arrived in London, we made our way straight to the museums – the first stop was the Natural History Museum, a scientific institution with natural history collections that include current and historical records of animals, plants, fungi, ecosystems, geology, palaeontology, climatology, and more. I was personally most excited to see Dippy, a skeleton of a diplodocus, the very first to be put on display and since it has become the nation’s favourite dinosaur. We continued our museum trek to the Science Museum, located in South Kensington, known for their amazing array of museums and excellent cafe’s – a great place to catch some lunch and an iced drink on a lovely day like today. I’d recommend Cafe Kitsune if you’re a matcha fan!
After exploring some museums, we made our way towards Knightsbridge which hosts one of our most famous department stores – I am of course talking about Harrods. With seven floors and over 5,000 brands, students had no problem diving right in and venturing around to find anything their heart desires! Everyone was quick to disperse and check out all the high-end shops and not forgetting the huge food hall to try out as many tasters as possible including olives, ham, cheese, jams and more! A great place to shop for a meaningful and special souvenir. After hours of shopping and free time in Harrods, it was finally time for us to make our way back to the familiar city of Cambridge to rest. Students sorted their own dinner and were able to enjoy some chill time before curfew at 10pm – as we mustn’t forget, classes start again tomorrow! What a great weekend we’ve had to refresh ourselves and enjoy our time here before getting back into our routine! I can’t wait to see how classes develop tomorrow.
Written By Mel