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High flying students set sights on Cambridge!

What is the largest cell in existence? What is the most dangerous animal known to humans? How can we use language to turn the meaning of poetry upside down? These were just some of the questions discussed by world renowned lecturers from the University of Cambridge and De Warenne students last weekend.

Twenty of De Warenne Academy’s brightest Year 11 students embarked on an exciting and eye opening adventure to the University of Cambridge, experiencing life in ‘student digs’, exploring some of the most historic and beautiful colleges in the country and taking part in lectures on evolution and cross cultural literature, delivered by world class university lecturers. There was even time for a competitive game of bowling against students visiting from Darton Academy and a spot of shopping too in the historic city centre!

The trip aims to promote links between the third best University in the world and our most able students, providing them with a clear path to making a future application by working towards the highest of academic achievement. Principal, Anna Rooney, said “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to get an idea of what life is really like at such a prestigious university. We have incredibly high aspirations for these students and look forward to supporting them this year to secure outstanding GCSE results.”