After a brilliant day in Ely yesterday, today was just as exciting as students from the Global Leaders Program headed south to Brighton!
As we drove into Brighton on the bus, a wave of awe resounded throughout the bus as we passed the Royal Pavilion; an awesome palace that looks like it belongs in India rather than England! Students were excited to learn that we would be touring the Pavilion after our visit to the Brighton Pier.
On arrival at the Pier some went out to find doughnuts healthy food, others went to the arcade and some went to buy tokens for the amusement park rides. I joined supervisor Lewis and went with the students to investigate the rides. Lewis and I enjoyed watching them on 'The Booster', the most terrifying ride in the park that catapult people 40ft into the air whilst suspended over the sea! Lewis and I eventually conceded to a quick go on 'Crazy Mouse.' The ride is similar to Teacups, but supercharged! My chicken tikka lunch didn't thank me afterwards!
After the Pier, we headed to the Royal Pavilion. The Pavilion was built in 1787 and was home to the Prince of Wales, who became King George IV of Great Britain. The grand palace amazed students and supervisors alike as we walked through on our handheld audio tour.
When we got home to Cambridge, some students got dinner in town, others played board games and watched a movie at the college. Whilst we had been on the excursion, school groups from around the world had been arriving, ready to join Reach Cambridge for the next two weeks. We went from a group of 60 to almost 200!
I think I speak on behalf of all students when I say that this weekend was awesome, and nobody will have trouble sleeping tonight! Probably a good thing, as tomorrow is the first day of subject classes...
Written by Tim, Supervisor