My classmates and I knew that this was the first day of class. We were back to school! We had history lessons where we played a memory game about WWll, had science classes where we stroked several animals (including a bearded lizard, a snake, a chinchilla, a parrot and even a skunk!!) we also had a drama lessons where we learnt about the royal family (I still don't know why?!).
After the long walk, it came the most exciting part of the day - punting! Our professional punter Max introduced us to the buildings and the different colleges along the river. There were some interesting stories about them. One bridge missed out a chunk of stone to avoid the "stone bridge" tax (every finished bridge needed to pay money) the bridge missed out a chunk so it was technically not finished...
And when the day ended after everyone went to bed, feeling tired after the long walks during the day.
I woke up in the morning, feeling refreshed after a long night's sleep.
We had a light but delicious breakfast consisting some cheese, dairy products, and croissants. Then, we had science, history and drama lessons at a nearby building. We got to touch a snake, a parrot and even a non-stinky skunk!
After lunch, we walked to the King's college's cathedral. It is a majestic church-like structure. It was beautiful! Next, we walked to the river Cam for a relaxing punting ride. It was enjoyable.
After a quick dinner, we played some games with our mentors and, well, that's my day.
I'm tired, and I still haven't come over my jet lag. So I suppose that I should now zzzzzzzzzzz...
1st August, 2016
A new welcome day in Cambridge! I began to know more about tutors, mentors and teachers with interesting activities throughout the day.
After a sleepy night, I woke up early in the morning and got to have breakfast with delicious breads. Of course as a study tour, there must be classes to attend, so today I went to Sawston Village College by coach and met teachers of science, history and animals. Especially for the animal class, the teacher let us to touch the animals which was so exciting!
In the afternoon, I went out of the Fitzwilliam College and went to the King's college. That was such a big and beautiful ceiling and walls and surprisingly with a nice celesta played in the background. Walking out of the King's college, I could see big area of grass with fresh air. I ate an ice-cream of chocolate flavour which was more delicious than Hong Kong's. Soon it came to the punting activity but I wasn't on board because I got a stomachache and needed to rest in the college!
I came back to my group after dinner and I listened to the teachers and organisers from the Cambridge Programmes about our targets through the trip. We later played 'pictionary' which was enjoyable. Soon I needed to go to bed after my journal writing for the day!
Now I feel like I am a family member of Cambridge which was full of love and care. Time to rest, follow up tomorrow!