The students staying at Queen’s College were greeted by a drizzly English day, perfect weather for learning in the classroom. Student’s confidence in the classroom is growing ever stronger as they grow more acquainted to studying in such prestigious surroundings. Session 5 is an extremely motivated group of individuals, who as a collective, really engage themselves and dive headfirst into their subject choices.
Students continue to find eating in the main Queen’s College dining hall a very novel experience, often comparing it to eating at Hogwarts School. After a delicious lunch and their afternoon workshops completed, the students gathered to view one of the most competitive events of their time with us at ORA, the Model UN debate. Students would assume the role of national ambassadors and heads of state, to discuss current world affairs. The topic of discussion was ‘women’s role in politics’, a topic really igniting interest for both spectators and participants. Each participant had to prepare and research their given countries standpoint and prepare a two-minute speech aiming to swing others opinions to match their own. The winner is yet to be announced but will represent Queen’s at the Great ORA Debate at the Sheldonian Theatre next Tuesday.
Due to the unfortunate weather, students were not able to venture out into Oxford for Counsellor led activities, instead, the Counsellor’s organised a table football tournament and showing of David Attenborough’s ‘Planet Earth’ in the Shulman Auditorium. Some students used their down time proactively to catch up on homework or to complete the reading for tomorrow’s lessons. The sun is luckily forecast to return tomorrow as the students go Punting and touring around Oxford.