Kinver Students visit Girton College at Cambridge

27 March 2019

Last week 12 Year 10 Kinver High School students were given the opportunity to attend Girton College at the University of Cambridge, along with two other schools from Invictus Education Trust. The day was designed to give students a taste of university life, as well as giving them the opportunity to ask any questions they might have about Cambridge or life at university in general.

After a very early start, the day began with a talk about applying to the University of Cambridge  discussing different courses, types of universities, clubs and societies, and university interview questions. Students were then given a tour of the college by an undergraduate; viewing student accommodation, sports facilities, the library, the chapel, and the dining hall which looked like it was straight out of Hogwarts! Students were really engaged and asked many interesting and thoughtful questions about life at Girton College.

Miss Elvidge, Kinver Maths teacher, said: “We were then given a tour of Cambridge city itself, getting to see many of the different colleges, people punting on the river, and lots and lots of bikes! Our tour guides were excellent and gave us interesting information about Girton and the rest of the colleges.”

Year 10 student, Alice Rumble, said: “I really enjoyed learning lots of fun facts about the Cambridge colleges”. Fellow student, Maia Hill commented: “Cambridge is such a beautiful city and visiting has inspired me to work really hard at school so that I can get into a good university!”

Miss Elvidge, who accompanied the students, said: “It was a pleasure to spend the day with our students in such a lovely city and University. All of the students were really engaged and appreciated having the opportunity to visit such a prestigious institution. Since their visit they have started to consider what they want to do and achieve in the future!”