Cambridge Experience For Future Stars

Forty five Year 6 Primary School pupils from Oswestry, Whitchurch and surrounding areas were given the opportunity to visit the UK’s top University on Thursday 22nd October, as part of The Futures Award. Organised by The Marches Academy Trust, the trip to the University of Cambridge was designed to ignite the aspirations of Year 6 students. The award aims to encourage pupils to begin thinking about their ambitions for the future and to be inspired by the possibilities available to them, as well as supporting their transition into Year 7.

In total, forty five students from 10 different primary schools were selected as the overall winners of the Futures Award and invited on the trip to Cambridge on 22nd October. Departing Oswestry at 6.00am, the group, which included 10 members of staff, headed to Cambridge University, excited for the day ahead. During their visit, pupils attended a lecture on ‘Hot and Cold Materials’, which included an experiment with liquid nitrogen, attended a talk on University Life, enjoyed a full tour of the College grounds and asked undergraduate students questions in a ‘Q and A session’.

Carl Rogers, Deputy Headteacher at Ellesmere Primary School, commented, “The children found it totally inspirational and were waxing lyrical upon their return. We are thrilled to have been involved.”

The pupils who took part in the trip to Cambridge currently attend the following Primary Schools:
• Woodside
• Meadows
• Holy Trinity
• Trefonen
• Whittington
• Cockshutt
• Ellesmere
• Criftins
• Lower Heath
• Prees

Posted by marchesadmin on 4th November 2015, under Uncategorized

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