Residential study programs for 14-18 year olds in Cambridge, UK.
Reach Cambridge July 2015: Day 5
“Love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books, But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” While many students nowadays, and even 400 years ago, (that was Shakespeare, by the way), may find school and learning tedious, our students at Reach Cambridge were thrilled to find they had extra classes today. Really, actually thrilled. Many students looked fresher and more awake than I did after their classes, stretching from 9 till 12, and 2 till 4:30. Perhaps it was because of the other exciting activities that lay ahead on a beautiful, sunny yet cool Cambridge day…As well as the fact that the teachers on this course are amazing, with subjects stretching from Law, Economics and Computer Sciences to English and Performing Arts. Interest in subjects and future degrees grew, learning was done, and there were still many hours left in the day to fill up with plenty of fun. After the classes, students had a bit of free time before a good two hours of sports took off at Downing College’s beautiful Paddock. Football, basketball and volleyball were all on offer, and supervisors had a tough time keeping up with the students! It’s amazing how much energy and enthusiasm the students have for the sports activities, they make us supervisors feel ancient. For the less sporty, there were of course other activities on offer. The biggest activity, which started at 7pm and stretched into the depths of the evening, was the game show. Challenging quizzes and tense interactive games were held, run by us supervisors; cheers and general excitement could be heard from the office upstairs; a feeling of suspense and healthy competitiveness emanated from the spacious room in which it was held. Glory was won and friendships were strengthened. Two students missed out on much of the day here at Cambridge, but that’s because they were at…yes, Oxford, that other place. Of course, the students were able to appreciate the beauty of that city and take full advantage of their University Advance course, further helping them with university applications, while also remembering that Cambridge is just a bit better. All in all, students had a solid few hours of learning, two lucky students found out even more about university applications, and friendships were made and strengthened. It was really a rather successful day, especially with the British success in Wimbledon for Ward and Murray. Written by Will, Supervisor