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Reach Cambridge July 2016: Day 8

Due to an extremely busy weekend, the students and staff were treated to a well-deserved lie in, with lessons being pushed back to 10am. However, there were also classes in the afternoon to make up for lost time on Thursday when we had been visiting Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle, so the day was by no means easy! Spirits were high though; an extra hour of sleep can make a world of difference. The Journalism and Media course had an especially exciting day with a visit to BBC Radio Cambridge, with one student going live on air to play a song request for Reach Cambridge (Smooth Criminal!)

After a fascinating evening lecture on Architecture, a group of the students banded together to make some signs for the upcoming Fête of Fun, assisting the Community Outreach team. Their flair and imagination made each of the signs fantastically unique, and sure to catch the eye of anyone who walks past them.

At the same time, there was the first meeting of the Reach Cambridge Choir. Their angelic voices rang through the music room, and their rendition of Jeff Buckley’s Hallelujah will surely feature at the talent show at the end of the program.

This is not forgetting that today – 4th July – was the day America became an independent nation. To mark this anniversary, some of the students organised a celebration of everything American, hosting an and evening of games and music and talked about home.

As yet another busy day at Reach comes to a close, the students seem more and more settled in. Friendships are being forged, jokes are being shared and memories made. Week One of Reach is over, and Week Two has commenced with a fantastic day leaving everyone excited for the rest of the program.

Written by Emilie, Supervisor