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Year 10 Cambridge Residential

As part of the Oxbridge Collaborative programme designed to help gifted students gain a place at Cambridge or Oxford Universities, 5 Year 10 students, accompanied by Dr Palin, attended a two day residential to Magdalene College. Departing early on Friday morning, our students travelled with other Year 10 students from St Edwards College, Broadgreen School, Holly Lodge, Broughton Hall, Cardinal Heenan and De La Salle. After a meal the group went bowling and settled in for the night at the YHA Hostel. On the Saturday the group had a tour of Cambridge, the university and attended lectures. The trip gave students the opportunity to ask questions and see what university life would be like at Cambridge. Below are some comments and pictures from the students.
Brandon Klem
The visit to Cambridge was amazing! We visited the town, and we looked at all of the beautiful buildings; we also talked about the wonderful history behind them too.  When we arrived at Magdalene College we discussed what Cambridge had to offer in terms of teaching and support.  We also spoke about the fears associated with going to university – and found out that there is really nothing to be afraid of!
The visit to Cambridge has definitely inspired my interest in applying to university and has filled in gaps in my knowledge about it.  As a result of my visit I would positively recommend going! If I am lucky enough I would love to go to Cambridge.  Most of all though, the food wasn’t bad either.
Ryan McNeilis
The weekend in Cambridge was good and proved really useful.  It allowed me to view the university campus and look at some of the colleges and their facilities. Although the students were not available to ask questions, I still gained a real insight to what it is like at Cambridge.  It has also posed the question of whether I would like to study at Cambridge. I also learnt about the various courses that were offered at Cambridge.  Overall the visit was very informative, fun and helped me consider my future.
Harry Swift
Overall the trip to Cambridge was very good and worth going.  The accommodation was excellent too. We were given at tour of Cambridge and its colleges.  We were also given the opportunity to see what going to university is really like, changing my opinion of being a student at a college or university for the better.


West Derby School
364 West Derby Road
Liverpool L13 7HQ
Headteacher : Sian Graham Contact Member of Staff : Lorraine Rigby
Chair of Governors : Karen Callant SENCO : Helen Howe



How do you find us?

Travelling By Car: Visitor parking is off Bankfield Road
Travelling By Train: Broad Green/Wavertree Technology Park.
By Bus: From Liverpool city centre – Numbers 15, 13 and 12 routes

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