Students at KCL have a pop culture week
With the successful adaptation to the British lifestyle from the current students, we commenced the second week with some new faces, who were not hesitant at all to be a part of our family, as laughter filled the Victoria Embankment Gardens – our rendezvous for welcoming games, including sports and party music.
We set out to give our students a taste of the multiculturalism in London by exploring the popular Camden Market – the well-known icon of diversity. It has something to offer to each of us, from gothic fashion items to traditional cuisine such as Spanish churros and Asian stir-fry noodles. Of course, we can’t forget the students’ choice – Starbucks, with a bankside twist, as they are able to have their cold beverage under the sun, next to the famous canal!
Our in-class project this week also featured pop culture in the form of a music video competition. Students expressed their artistic abilities through the process of filming music videos to their favourite songs, which involved learning the language to write a script, together with video-editing techniques. Whilst there was only one winner to our special prize of pizza, we can definitely say that we house a lot of future talents!
Our range of evening activities this week have also nourished students’ intellectual and emotional development. From the application of logical thinking and problem-solving through the scavenger hunt and quiz night, to the moment of silence after watching Thor in 3D – a film with a solid underlying message of believing in love and fighting for who you are; we are surprised with how these students have demonstrated maturity in just 2 weeks of being away from home.
Finally, even the heat wave could not stop us from roaming over the river Thames on the 1 hour cruise which has provided a panorama view of the city. This is the summer at its peak, according to many students!