The last full day of the summer school was filled with both celebration and reflection on everyone’s time together. Some students spent the day packing their bags or hurriedly trying to find the perfect souvenirs to bring back to friends and family back home. Other students went out on their final outings around Oxford with friends and visited their favorite lunch spots for the last time during the trip.
In the evening, students and their family and friends gathered at the Saïd Business School for the Graduation Ceremony. Following speeches from Jamie and the Senior Activity Coordinators, students also gave speeches about their Academic Challenges and time at Oxford Scholastica. The ceremony was concluded with a moving speech by Gemma who highlighted the most exciting, funny, and emotional moments of the summer school.
Following dinner and hundreds of group photos, students went straight into a ceilidh. The ceilidh is a traditional Scottish high-energy folk dancing party that was led by a live band. With students exhausted from a night of dancing and socializing, everyone returned back to the accommodation to sign each other’s yearbooks and head for bed for the last time. The final task for the summer – saying goodbyes on Saturday morning and flying home.