After a great first week and a wonderful weekend exploring London and Brighton, week 2 in Cambridge continued with good weather, fun studying, and more activities.
Everyone is used to the buses and getting around Cambridge and in the second week, I always let the students take more responsibility over their evenings. Most students still went home to eat and spend time with their homestay family. One day after school, some students stayed behind at Bell to make some cakes with other Bell students. I didn’t get to eat one, but they all looked delicious.
On Thursday evening, Bell held a big International Day. Students from Bell and some of the homestay families came to Bell and set up areas in the cafeteria to introduce their home culture with some food and activities, and were ready to answers questions. All of our students joined and shared Kendama, juggling, origami, Fukuwarai and Japanese Kanji. The event was a great success and the Kaetsu table was very popular. Well done everyone.
Tomorrow is the last day in Cambridge. It’s a little sad, but I think everyone has really enjoyed their time here.
Post6 The End of a Great Trip!
It has been a great two weeks!
The weather stayed nice and I didn’t wear my coat once. The students were wonderful, studying hard and making the most of the experience. I had several teachers come up to me and thank me for bringing such lively, motivated students. Great work everyone.
Between the classes on Friday, Bell held a mini-graduation for the students and we took some photos. Back in the final class, students said farewell to their classmates, took some more photos, and said their goodbyes before heading into the city centre one last time.
In the city centre, we got to enjoy a very Cambridge activity; punting on the river. It was the warmest and sunniest day so far – perfect for sitting back and taking in the beautiful surroundings. After relaxing, it was time for some last minute shopping before heading back home to start packing suitcases.
Flying back on Saturday went smoothly and we arrived in Japan on time. Now, it’s time for students to switch their minds back to the new school year as they remember they have homework to do before April. I hope they spare some time to think back over the last two weeks and the experiences they have had.