On 8th/9th July 15 students visited St John’s’ college, Cambridge for a residential course.
After travelling from school to Cambridge, the students were welcomed by Megan Goldman Roberts, the Access Officer, and a delicious buffet lunch.
This was followed by a tour of the College and then a walk to University Library. Here the group toured the library (and saw more books than the students had ever seen!) and completed a quiz about Waterloo by looking at the artifacts in their latest exhibition. After walking back to college the students were allocated to their rooms. All were delighted by the accommodation, most rooms being large and many having ensuite facilities. In the evening the students ate in the student ‘Buttery’ (restaurant) where they all enjoyed a three course meal.
The group then walked into Cambridge to look at some of the other colleges, and to go punting on the river. The evening was completed with a visit to a local cafe for ice creams and hot chocolate.
The following morning, after breakfast, the students enjoyed two lectures, one on linguistics and one on intercalating during a medical degree. The trip was finished with a question and answer session and another delicious buffet.
The visit was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and it proved to be highly motivational.
With thanks to Oxbridge
Mrs A Teasdale