Oxford trip opens eyes to world of learning
STUDENTS from Aquinas College returned to Australia with three awards after a two-week studying stint at Oxford University in the UK.
As part of the school’s annual Oxford Fellowship Abroad program, eight Year 11 students travelled to the UK to take part in the Broadening Horizons and Global Leadership Program at Oxford University.
During the program, students experienced life on campus as they stayed at one of the university halls and made international friends whilst studying subjects including physics, philosophy and leadership.
Prizes were awarded to three students: Raine Bianchini for mathematics; Christopher Gallen for human science; Phillip Colic for politics and international relations; and Thomas Franchina was awarded a runner-up prize for physics.
Mr Franchina said all the learning opportunities at Oxford had amazed him and reinforced his enthusiasm to study physics.
“It really made me realise how much there is to discover in the field of physics and now I am much more interested in the field,” he said.
Aquinas College students Phillip Colic, Aidan Lewins, Christopher Gallen, Raine Bianchini and Thomas Franchina with college staff and tour supervisors Helen McAllister (left) and Mark Weston.