Oxford Royale Summer School
On Saturday 30 June, accompanied by Ms Luke and Ms Upasiri, 15 Year 10 students set off to Oxford to take part in the Oxford Royale Summer School. This program allows students to take courses based on interest from a wide array of topics from human biology to creative writing, providing them with the opportunity to work with experts in their respective fields. For the two weeks, the girls delved into areas of interest, while making connections with other students from 80 countries around the world.
Living in residential accommodation attached to the University of Oxford, our girls tasted campus life in prestigious colleges such as Queen's and Balliol. Part of the immersive experience was to be involved in life in the UK, with students taking part in activities such as punting as well as sightseeing in iconic areas such as Hampton Court Palace. The program ended with a formal graduation ceremony on the final evening, with Eleanor Watson and Claudia Elbourne each receiving certificates in recognition of their efforts. The tour finished with a few days of sightseeing in London, exploring areas such as the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe and Westminster Abbey before returning to Sydney.