Our first trip day started out a little drizzly, but our students were not put off! After arriving in Windsor, they braved the rain to wait for the famous Changing of the Guard parade, before visiting Windsor Castle for some indoor fun! Some students chose to see the spectacular St George’s Chapel, while others chose the magnificent State Apartments, home to the monarchs of England for almost one thousand years. A few even patiently queued up to see Queen Mary’s Dollhouse – an incredible miniature house, rendered in amazing detail.
Once everyone emerged from the castle, the good weather had returned, and we were greeted with warm sunshine again for the rest of the day. This was perfect for our afternoon boat ride down the river, where we were able to relax and take in some of the famous sights of Windsor, including Eton College.
On our return to Oxford, students enjoyed a restaurant dinner before heading to the Oxford Union to listen to Michael Plant talking about happiness. Michael treated us to a discussion of what ‘happiness’ is, and how we can best go about pursuing it, which was a great end to the day, and is sure to be useful to everyone as they continue their lives.