Pembroke Young Leaders settle in and explore Oxford & London!
At first, when we arrived at Pembroke we were very nervous and shy because we didn’t know anyone. The first activities that Miss Charli prepared for us such as octopus (really fun and quick games in groups) in the quad meant we started to interact with each other more, and we began to know all of the people in the camp. The next morning we were welcomed with typical British breakfast – which by the way was really nice – then we had an introduction talk held by Mr Marcin and finally, in the afternoon, the fun part of the day began.
We went to a really big shopping centre called the Westgate and we saw some of the most important and historical places in Oxford including much of Oxford University. During this excursion, we started to know nearly all the people at Pembroke College and it started to feel like home. In the evening, we went to an escape room where we were very excited and had a lot of fun, we were in groups of 5 students with one of our counsellors and following some instructions we had to find the best way to get out of the room.
Two days later we went to the capital of the United Kingdom, London, we travelled by bus and that helped us to finally be a cohesive group. We visited the Victoria and Albert Museum where we had a scavenger hunt photography competition with a group of people of different nationalities. One of the goals was to find an artefact that Miss Charli would love! We also had to find an artefact that originated in our native countries.
In the afternoon we went to Harrods where we had an amazing time shopping! And not only have we made good friends, but we’ve also had a wonderful time!
– Written by students Paco De La Rosa and Ariane Massenet.