Summer Blogs

Discover what our students get up to during their time with us in Oxford.

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SUMMER BLOGS

Our blogs are a great way for families to keep in touch with what’s going on at Oxford Scholastica – check back each day for an update!

Session One

Friday 13th of July – Graduation

Friday 13th of July – Graduation

The final day of the summer school was rounded off with a celebration of our student’s achievements during the course and their time together. The students were joined by their parents for the evening for their Graduation ceremony at the Said Business School as they...

Wednesday 11th of July – Cambridge Trip

Wednesday 11th of July – Cambridge Trip

Wednesday saw an early start for our students as they boarded the coach at 7:30am heading on their journey to Cambridge. What we expected to be a warm and sunny day, (as the entire summer school had been so far) transformed into a slightly chilly morning as we...

Monday 9th of July – Debating at Oxford Union

Monday 9th of July – Debating at Oxford Union

It was time for our students to partake in one of the famous academic exercises in Oxford, engaging in debate at the Union which has played host to various academics, politicians, and celebrities throughout its history. A small handful of notable speakers from its...

Thursday 5th July – A Royal Occasion

Thursday 5th July – A Royal Occasion

After leaving Oxford with plenty of time to reach the castle our day was almost scuppered from the beginning as a major traffic accident on the motorway almost prevented us from getting to Windsor. Despite the disturbance however, we managed to get there with a small...

Wednesday 4th July – Punting Experiences

Wednesday 4th July – Punting Experiences

It was now time for our students to enjoy one of Oxford’s most traditional and popular pastimes, punting and picnicking! Throughout the summer, especially on nice days, the river attracts students and townspeople alike to leisurely float down the river in the sun....

Tuesday 3rd of July – Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tuesday 3rd of July – Midsummer Night’s Dream

The morning passed with all the excitement that came with our students' first real taste of work at Oxford Scholastica. As their independent study sessions were successfully finished, with students taking the opportunity to complete their work in their rooms...

Monday 2nd July – Learning New Surroundings

Monday 2nd July – Learning New Surroundings

In the early afternoon our students undertook a walking tour of Oxford for their first full day of the summer school. Of course any good walk needs a hearty breakfast in preparation, something our students certainly indulged themselves with through the morning’s...

Sunday 1st July – Arrivals Day

Sunday 1st July – Arrivals Day

Finally the first day of summer school had arrived for our students, who flocked to meet our team from all parts of the globe! Our new arrivals were shown to their homes for the next couple of weeks at St Thomas’, St George’s, Lampl, and Cherwell. Despite the long...

Session Two

Tuesday 17th July – A Play at the Castle

Tuesday 17th July – A Play at the Castle

Our first full day of classes gave a fabulous introduction to the courses our students will be following for the next two weeks. Everyone broke for lunch excited for the days ahead, and ready to keep delving deeper into their subjects. In the afternoon, students were...

Monday 16th July – New Surroundings

Monday 16th July – New Surroundings

In the early afternoon on their first day of the summer school the students were given a guided tour of the city by our Activity Coordinators, but not before they had an opportunity to meet their tutors and new classmates, using the time to get to know a bit about...

Sunday July 15th – Arriving in Oxford

Sunday July 15th – Arriving in Oxford

The day of the World Cup Final dawned as sunny as the past two weeks, with the heat showing no sign of letting up. Of course, this was also arrivals day for our second cohort of students - although I'm sure the final was more important to many! Students arriving at...

Session Three