The students staying at the Queen’s College have had a very busy weekend with their visit to Woburn Safari Park and the ORA Intercampus Olympics, leaving them refreshed and ready to return to their academic curriculum in the classroom. Students completed a full morning of lessons before beginning their afternoon activities.
Students enjoyed the opportunity to show off their punting skills in their second attempt at the great Oxford pastime. An unfortunate student even went overboard, plunging into the River Cherwell to be quickly plucked out by one of the overlooking Counsellors, much to the amusement of all spectators. A relaxed ukulele class followed in the evening where the students were given a fantastic rendition of Vance Joy’s Riptide, before being taught the chorus chords and having a go themselves. By the end of the class, all students united in strumming and singing, fully able to complete the full chorus from memory.
Students then got to learn and try out pinhole photography with the help of the brilliant campus photographer Nile Ateem, a fantastic mentor and teacher to the students with his enthusiastic manner and expert knowledge. Some remarkable pictures were taken by the students, some of which you can see displayed above, other students will receive their copies of before they leave to take home with them. Meanwhile, in the homework club, students finished up essays on a variety of subjects from maths to world peace since 1989, whilst others received assistance on writing personal statements. Alongside this, the speech for the Great ORA Debate was being written. The debate is tomorrow, held in the Sheldonian Theatre, one brave Queen’s student will represent the college battling for the motion ‘Scientific research must always have a commercial application’, more updates on how it goes tomorrow.