Week 3 Activities at d’Overbroeck’s!
On Tuesday, remaining students had the chance to enjoy their free time discovering Oxford. After our new students arrived and registered they were asked to form groups in order to participate in a Talent Show Competition which took place the following evening. So, on Wednesday evening we were delighted to enjoy astonishing performances such as choreographed dancing, cello and piano playing.
On Thursday, with the heat beating down on UK, the students were taken to London. The Business and Finance group saw the Bank of England Museum, where they were able to touch and lift 1 bar of gold, weighing 13 kilos and worth £455,444 at the time!! Media and communication students visited the Sky Studios and filmed their own news shows, using the latest camera equipment, green screens and teleprompters. At the royal institute medicine students explored mechanisms of DNA replication and used them to solve a forensics murder case study.
Friday was Bucksmore’s 40th Birthday. Students from 6 different campuses including D’overbrooks, competed in 3 different sports: bench-ball, volleyball and dodgeball as well as other activities running throughout the day. D’Overbrooks’ seniors A won in bench-ball, while the juniors B lost in the finals. In dodgeball, our Juniors also lost in the final. All sports and activities were followed up with a BBQ, with students enjoying the delicious hot-dogs and burgers.
On Saturday, students continued working on their project presentations in the afternoon and for their evening activity we did Punting on the river Thames in Oxford. This was thoroughly enjoyed by all students, with all of them getting a chance to punt in their own boats.
On Sunday, students presented their projects to the whole school with projects on entrepreneurship, creating sounds and music from scratch for film trailers, learning about DNA modelling as well as two plays from our performing art classes.