The morning began with everyone heading out to classes, getting in some last minute preparation for their challenges in the afternoon. After some free time to complete their work our students then went to their various locations around Oxford for the opportunity to put what they’d learnt during the week into practise!
Our Discover Technology and Discover Business students teamed up to design, build, test, and pitch a new water powered rocket to a board of venture capitalists – all teams did amazingly well and two out of three even managed to get their rockets to land perfectly on their second test, but there could only be one winner, and the Hercules rocket eventually secured the investment, due to the team’s well thought out and presented business plan. Enterprise and Computer Science students enjoyed a similar partnership, creating a company and marketing an app.
The Young Lawyers enjoyed a mock trial of the International Criminal Court in Oxford’s Town Hall Court Room, while Debate and Public Speaking, and Leadership and International Relations students headed to the Edmund Safra Lecture Theatre of the Said Business School to participate in a Model UN debate!
Young Doctors and Discover Medicine students headed up to the John Radcliffe hospital for one of the most memorable experiences of the summer school, where they got to speak to real patients and discuss the effects that chronic conditions have on people’s lives.
Once the challenges had come to an end it was time for everyone to return to their accommodation and prepare for the formal dinner at Somerville College. This evening was particularly enjoyable as our students got to experience an integral part of Oxford student life, a formal dinner in a beautiful college hall. The food went down a treat as everyone enjoyed a night of great conversation and laughter!