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Reach Cambridge August 2016: Day 6

By 05/08/2016 November 28th, 2019 August 2016 Summer Blog, Community Outreach, Daily Blog

Reach Cambridge August 2016: Day 6

It has been an extremely fun and eventful day for the Reach Cambridge students. In the morning, the English Literature class had a very engaging and thought-provoking discussion analyzing the portrayal of women in the media; their knowledge of feminist literature was very impressive and this contributed to a lively class discussion. During the afternoon, many students attended World Fair Prep, including one student who used the time to rehearse a Latvian folk song to represent her country and culture. At the same time, choir and sport took place as well – sport was excellent, with many students coming to play tennis, rugby and football. The Biotechnology class had a field trip to the University of Cambridge Pharmacology department. The Biotech students partook in an enzyme-based lab simulation, where they placed different levels of antagonistic and agonists in a solution. The students concluded that antagonistic drugs reduce the level of agonist drugs: they came to this conclusion by designing a laboratory experiment with various controls and trials. In the evening the students attended a lecture regarding Political Populism. The speaker was fantastic and the students asked various thought-provoking questions that generated an enthralling discussion. Following this was the Charity Auction for Sabre – the students bid on various items and experiences offered by the students themselves as well as supervisors. The room was filled with a positive, generous atmosphere and we raised an amazing amount for the charity, Tomorrow shall be another busy and exciting day. We are looking forward to it already! Written by Gabriella, School Rep