University life is focus of project
PUPILS at Ormiston Bushfield Academy learned all about university life during a special two-day project.
On both days, 13 year 10 students were supported, advised and guided by three members of staff coming from Anglia Ruskin University and Newnham College in Cambridge.
On the first of this two day initiative, the students were taken to Anglia Ruskin University divided into three groups and each group was given a camera.
The groups took many pictures, both on and off campus, that would capture and reflect various aspects of student life.
The pupils then went to Newnham College in the afternoon and chatted to the Newnham students.
On the second day of the project, the pupils gave power point presentations to the fellow classmates using the information and pictures they had gathered.
Teacher Lesley Wicks, who co-ordinated the project, said: “For a variety of reasons, our joint initiative with Anglia Ruskin University and Cambridge University has importance and significance.
“This two day project creates a scenario whereby our Year 10 students can gain an insight into university life and, that being so, might encourage them to aspire to and actively consider higher education.
“This and other initiatives aim to open up new horizons for our students and show them the wide range of options and opportunities that are available to them after completing their secondary education.
“By ‘opening the door’ even wider for our students to gain a greater insight into the many options that are available means their chances of flourishing and living a more fulfilled personal and professional life are that much more enhanced.”
LEARNING: Ormiston Bushfield students learn about university life (left to right) Taylor Heffernan (14), Jasmine Studholme (15) and Ellie Griffiths (15) with Rachel Coe from Anglia Ruskin University.