Today there really isn’t much to talk about. We had classes the first periods, and it was in the same place as yesterday, the old lodge area. Yesterday I said that the place was very old, but I didn’t specify how old it was because I did not know. Now I learned that the whole area was built in the 15th-6th century. Very cool, like living in a textbook entry written hundreds of years ago. The building still managed to keep its structural integrity amongst the chaotic history the United Kingdom has gone through during the centuries. Wars and feuds raged around the lands and the college survived! How cool is that?
During class, we reviewed what would be on the impending test the following day, which was mandatory and I heard would go on my academic graduation diploma for the summer camp. The teacher/professor talked us through a lot of new topics during class too. He talked about the British history of staying in/out of the famous European Union and the quite recent Brexit referendum. Loads of good stuff.
Then we had the mock interviews, which were conducted by one of our teachers. In theory, we would have taken the interview techniques before the interview, but because we were a small group, we were merged into a group that had already taken the class, therefore we did not get to take it until the next day. But we managed to get through. The thing about these interviews is that they are designed to “tear you apart”. The professors or interviewers want to see what sets you apart from the others and who you are. Their questions are mostly about who you are, and what you know, to see if you are really prepared and have the passion about the subject that you are applying for.
There ended our academic part of the day. We then went to see a Shakespeare play in a garden “theater”. I have personally never seen one before and barely read any of Shakespeare’s plays (except for Romeo and Juliet). And I have to say, it was fantastic. The play we watched was called Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy. My English teacher told me that Shakespeare’s most popular plays usually are divided into two types: comedy and tragedy. The tragedy usually ends up everyone dying and the comedy ends up everyone marrying each other.
I thought it would be a boring day but I was a quite exciting and wonderful day. I will look forward to tomorrow, which will be action packed, according to the teachers.