After a successful first week in Oxford, the students were ready to celebrate on the River Thames at Oxford Scholastica’s International Ball. There was a lot to happen on Sunday before we got to the ball though!

OSA Ball

The day opened with a cooked breakfast in the accommodation, which was followed by Hero sessions and the Enterprise and Computer Science App-rentice Challenge. The team Teach Me won the investors’ favour and the challenge with their app connecting tutors to students.

After lunch, there were a range of optional activities on the agenda. Students chose from a number of options including free time, football, shopping in Bicester or visiting Oxford’s famous museums.

Girls smiling Ball

After boarding the boat, everyone stocked up on cold beverages and began talking themselves into a dancing mood. Susannah danced like no one was watching and didn’t miss a single song. Ameen stood out from the crowd with his high-energy dancing and Doctor Who inspired Sonic Screwdriver (which was used as a dancing prop).

OSA Boat

Valentina and David practised their salsa dancing and Lilla attempted to teach the Activity Coordinators some of her fancy footwork. The Activity Coordinators’ dancing was graded ‘A’ for their effort, but a ‘C’ for the execution (a rating disputed by the ACs themselves).

Ball Girls

The blue-pink sunset was the perfect back-drop for the evening on the river. Some students took the opportunity to relax and chat on the top deck whilst enjoying the views and others danced the night away closer to the DJ booth.

Ball Dancing

After an energy-filled evening of dancing and laughter, students were glad to come back to the accommodation to get some rest.