Univer­sity life is fo­cus of project

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News - By KEN MCER­LAIN ken.mcer­lain@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk @Etken­m­cer­lain

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.

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