Well well well...I apologise for stealing this platform from the children reporters at the moment because I was so excited to see the boys at Fitzwilliam College today at Cambridge. They had their presentations, photo shoot session, and the highly anticipated formal dinner. I am glad to have joined them this year. Let me share with you some of what I saw today:
I saw our boys being so confident at the hall readying to perform:
I congratulate all of our boys joining this programme to have completed their learning course so successfully. This extra "graduation" on top of the one they had a month ago, should be a life-long memory to all of them.
But of course, with their widened horizon, the finishing of this programme is only a new start in their learning journey. I would not be surprised seeing some of these kids actually managed to be an undergraduate in Cambridge University in the future because of the inspiration they have had here!
I wish all of them all the best in their future learning endeavours.
P.S. I was also fortunate to have visited one of the boys' rooms this afternoon...
11th August, 2016
The time for the Cambridge Study Tour is running out. Two days then I will head back to Hong Kong. As everyday goes along, everything gets more and more precious.
Today at Sawston, my class's teacher Mr. Andy said he was sad for tomorrow as the lessons will soon come to an end. Every class goes more enjoyable than when I first arrived at Sawston. And for the science class which I especially liked, the teacher told my group to draw an eco-island. I paid the most of my energy to make the best drawing that I could ever draw. It made me remember about my childhood when I always drew maps and planes which was so touching. I was so tired after that and slept comfortably on the coach back to Fitzwilliam College.
Probably making surprises before the students leave, these days the canteen offered a lot of ice-cream. In the afternoon, I even got a very delicious of noodles and meat balls. Very lucky again, it wasn't spicy.
The drama that I had worked for a week finally got its final practice before going onto the stage. Powerpoints were settled by mentors and the masks and scripts were all ready for the show tonight.
Guests, teachers and mentors soon arrived at the Reddaway Room. My group was the first group to be on the stage for the drama. It was quite nervous when my English teacher was looking at me and taking photos of me. I enjoyed a lot performing on the stage and speaking loudly to the audience. Being a driver in the Safari van, I tried to act like I was driving, and it turned out to be quite challenging because I needed to show I was driving to another point before the animals came into the scene.
Finally before retiring to bed, there was a formal dinner at the dining room. I was required to wear suit once again. The room was redesigned into a dark Harry Potter dining hall. There were three candles for every table and a bread ready to eat on the table. It was wonderful that everyone's dish got a character card. Although I got the one which wasn't as good as others, I still enjoyed it. The list of food shown on a list was being described into things happened to be appearing in the Harry Potter story. Delicious chicken and bread were served more seriously and neatly than the days before.
Time to bed and to enjoy the last day at Cambridge for tomorrow, so I must sleep early now! Bye!
Tomorrow will be the last whole day, time flew soo fast!
Today we had a Harry Potter formal dinner and our presentation.
When we were presenting, the audience laughed and laughed because our play was so funny! I had to wear a frog costume to pretend to be a T-rex!
Our Harry Potter formal dinner was so good as well. All the things were themed very well and the food was also so good. The room with candles, us wearing robes, Harry Potter quiz (very hard), food names (eye of newt, forbidden fungus, bat breast, Potter's pumpkin pie, weed from the lake, tomato slug and a witch's hat). It was all a wonderful and magical experience for all of us.
Tomorrow will be the last whole day and it will be the time to say goodbyes. Need to rest now. I had the best experience ever!
This is an exhausting day! We had lessons in the morning, and had a couple of fabulous things in the afternoon and evening.
First we had the last few times to practice our presentations, then of course we had to perform it. Ours was about different habitats of animals, while others were either similar or about World War 2. We did a great job but still didn't get the champion.
Next, for dinner, we had a Harry Potter formal dinner. The menu was disgusting: dragon blood, bats' breast, newts' eyes... Of course these were fake. The food tonight was not too good, but my favourite thing was the atmosphere. We were really like students at Hogwarts!
This night was really phenomenal. However, the programme is finishing in two days. I must miss it!