King’s College London visit Cambridge and more!
The week started rolling once again, as another anticipated “Lazy Tuesday” came. Our peaceful courtyard was also teeming with the rushed sound of suitcases rolling on their wheels. Their owners were leaving with not only heavy luggage filled with souvenirs, but also heavy hearts with even more memories they made with us. It’s another transfer day, and we said goodbye to 15 students, each of which were unique members of our camp. The rest of our students were not enjoying their rewarding sweet dreams either, standing like an army, waving their farewell wishes as the counsellors took each group of students with them. They would not stop cheering until the silhouettes of their new friends were out of sight. This usual week starting with an unusual day indicated that we are more than halfway through the programme. Thus, we were more and more determined to make the most of our time together!
After such an emotional day, we couldn’t wait to be spending time teaching and learning our familiar English lessons. One of our main syllabus lessons this week covered the Arts, which students had an immediate opportunity to apply on their visit to the National Gallery, as well as the Victoria and Albert museum. We also had a whale of time at the famous Regent’s Park, where students were blessed with a festival of colourful flowers. They managed to effortlessly blend in with the elegant but vibrant scenery, for once-in-a-lifetime photos!
It would be unfortunate to mention scenery without highlighting the excursion to Cambridge, where they opened their eyes to the sophisticated architecture of the university of Cambridge colleges, all in a snapshot through the punting tour. The lovely weather at the weekend as opposed to Tuesday made it possible for us to walk and thoroughly savour this lovely historical town.
We draw a close to this week on stark emotions, with the hair-raising visit to the London Dungeon and the Tower of London on two consecutive days. Students experienced a grimmer perspective of London history through the excellent re-enactment of historic events in the “haunted tour” at the Dungeon, while having a chance to be mesmerised by the aura of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. What a week!