During the Half-Term holiday Year 11 pupils at The Hayling College, supported by Reverend Hayley Young, spent a day at the University of Cambridge enjoying a bespoke taster day with graduates and undergraduates.
The pupils had a series of lectures on the application process and Life as an Oxbridge Student as well as an academic lecture from Dr. Steve Watts, author, English lecturer and Head of Admissions at Homerton College. After lunch in the Great Hall, pupils enjoyed the hospitality of Trinity College and saw student accommodation dating back centuries as well as the landmark buildings and rooms occupied by famous alumni such as Sir Isaac Newton, Lord Byron and, more recently, the likes of Stephen Hawking and Eddie Redmayne.
The University have since invited Hayling College pupils to come back on an annual basis. Headteacher Colin Rainford said “this is a fantastic opportunity to raise aspirations and inspire youngsters to achieve their potential and we look forward to furthering our ties with Cambridge and other universities.”