Cambridge University visit
On Tuesday 5th February, a minibus full of Year 10 students, accompanied by Mr Dudgeon and Mrs Rickman, journeyed north to visit Cambridge University. The day was hosted by Churchill College, where the students listened to a thought-provoking talk about Cambridge University and the road to applying for it and other top universities. Passion for one’s subject, as well as examination success at the highest levels, were key to this. A tour of Churchill, led by an undergraduate student, followed. Lunch in Churchill’s Hall was after that, and then it was a walk into town to one of the university’s older colleges, Pembroke. Here the tour proceeded outside the chapel designed by Sir Christopher Wren (the college choir were practising inside), a series of beautiful quads and elegant buildings housing rooms, social areas and teaching spaces for students and staff, as well as the Hogwarts-style Hall in which today’s students were chattering and having their own lunch. It was all an enjoyable and inspiring experience.