We set off for our second day trip of the summer school to visit Windsor Castle and Eton College. Windsor Castle is the official castle of Her Majesty the Queen, and she resides there for around two months of the year. It is also a very impressive castle, home to many relics acquired by Britain over its centuries of war and peace. After we dismounted the coach the group watched the changing of the guard in the street below the castle, before following them up into Windsor Castle proper. After exploring Windsor for a few hours, the students headed into Windsor to find lunch and souvenirs. After lunch, we had our Windsor Scavenger Hunt in which the students had to follow clues to find stickers hidden in the town. The team of Jad, Maria, Tatiana, Elizabeth and Caroline K seemed to be making a last minute push for the overall team competition with a blistering win in record time. Ade also attempted to beat his personal record of eating four ice creams in a day, unfortunately stalling at three. After Windsor, we walked across the river to the town of Eton, home to Eton College. Eton College is a primary boarding school for boys, and has an elite reputation as the school of Prime Ministers, royalty and James Bond (albeit fictionally). Jamie, our Director and Eton alumnus, treated us to a tour of his school and gave us an introduction to some of the obscure traditions it has developed over time. After our tour of Eton we boarded the coach to return to Oxford, stopping at Nando’s on route for dinner. Full and tired, the evening before bedtime was dedicated to free time and a number of small classes run by the activity coordinators.

SS3 Windsor