Week 7: The Final Countdown

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Friday, August 2, 2013


Fiona Muir

We’re just coming to the end of our last week of proper work, and I’m sure every other intern is saying this in their entries, but I seriously cannot believe how quickly it’s over! On Monday, we all said that we knew this week would fly by but I don’t think we knew how right we were.

Last Saturday we went to a Peruvian restaurant for lunch before checking out the “National Dance Day” festival at the Kennedy Center. I’d never been to the Kennedy Center before and I’m so happy I got a chance to see it before I left, even if we didn’t manage to find any of the dance events that were going on. When we went back that evening we found out that they’d all been going on outside and we’d walked right past them…

This week at work has been focused on getting all our lesson plans ready to go on the website and lots of little jobs like writing one line summaries for each one and choosing a suitable picture from the Emilio Segrè Visual Archives here in ACP to go with every lesson plan. We’ve also all been working on our final presentations which we will be giving next Tuesday. When I first started planning it, I thought that I wouldn’t have much to say, but as I’ve spent longer on it, I have way too much to say and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to cut some things out!

It’s sad that this will be our last weekend in DC but I guess that just means we have to make the most of it and try and fit in doing even more things! I know next week will go even quicker than this one (mainly because we’re actually only here for three days…) and before I know it I’ll be heading home, still with a ton of things that I was meaning to do while I was here. At least I can definitely never say that there was nothing to do here!

Fiona Muir