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Reach Cambridge August 2016: Day 11

By 11/08/2016 November 28th, 2019 August 2016 Summer Blog, Daily Blog

Reach Cambridge August 2016: Day 11

Time flies when you are having fun and as such the August Program sadly ends this week! Despite this, we still have lots of exciting activities lined up for the students before they go their separate ways. Today has been a very busy but smooth day, with students attending classes as per usual alongside many groups embarking on some amazing field trips. In the morning, the Law students went out into the market square of Cambridge to conduct surveys amongst the public in order to research the ‘use of public morality as a basis for limiting fundamental rights’. This was a great exercise for the students which enabled them to build their communication skills by giving them the confidence to talk to strangers. Next up, the Chemistry class donned white lab coats to take part in a really cool DNA extraction experiment using – kiwi fruit. The Biotech class went to visit the Botanic Gardens, and the English Literature students got to attend an amazing outdoor showing of Shakespeare’s Henry V in the evening. Thankfully, the weather held off! In the afternoon, we had an arts and crafts session with some students who are extremely talented!   The students produced some amazing calligraphy whilst paintings are in the works for our summer school talent show. Some students also made friendship bracelets with our resident craft expert Amy. Our evening lecture was titled ‘Life of Flying’ – the students learnt all about the life of a pilot from Tony, who has been in the RAF and flown all over the world. To end the day with a bang, we also had our spooky ghost tours that ran into the late evening – these always go down well with the students. Scared silly, sprayed with water and attacked with marshmallows: the students had a wicked night! Written by Yasmine, School Rep