Pupils take trip to Won­der­land

Chil­dren inspired by visit to Ox­ford

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

PUPILS at Glebe Pri­mary School in Ick­en­ham were en­cour­aged to aim high dur­ing a re­cent visit to Ox­ford.

Year six young­sters vis­ited Christ Church Col­lege tour­ing the fa­mous col­lege build­ings where past stu­dents have in­cluded the for­mer prime min­is­ter An­thony Eden, Al­bert Ein­stein and Alice in Won­der­land au­thor Lewis Car­roll.

The chil­dren, hav­ing read the book in school, were able to learn more about how Car­roll was inspired to write his Alice books and saw some of the lo­ca­tions used in the story.

Nick Al­ford, head teacher of Glebe School in Sus­sex Road, said: “We have high as­pi­ra­tions for all of our chil­dren. We use this trip to in­spire them. We make it clear to all of the chil­dren that they too could make it to Ox­ford, or another top univer­sity or se­cure a good job, if they con­tinue to work hard.”

For­mer Glebe pupil Beth Kume, who is cur­rently study­ing at Ox­ford, met the chil­dren and told them about life at the univer­sity and en­cour­aged them to fol­low in her foot­steps.

n AS­PI­RA­TIONS: Chil­dren from Glebe Pri­mary on a visit to Christ Church Col­lege, Ox­ford

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