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Charsfield Year 6 Visit St Catherines College, Cambridge (4th July 2023)

Year 6 Visit St Catherine's College, Cambridge.

Our Year 6 pupils had a wonderful time at St Catherine's College, Cambridge on Tuesday 4th July. The purpose of the trip was to give Year 6 children an idea of what studying at university is like, what can be studied and to discover what wider opportunities higher education can offer.

The day started at Fressingfield Primary School before the drive to Cambridge. Once at St Catherine’s the children were given a talk on universities in general and met some 3rd year students. The children were amazed at the range of subjects taught and the number of societies, everything from chocolate appreciation and tiddlywinks to the fine art society and sports.

Following lunch, the children were taken to the Sedgewick Museum to receive another talk about the large dinosaur exhibits, fossils, geology, evolution, and how current students use the collection for their studies. The pupils then had the opportunity to look around the museum and ask more questions.

The afternoon was spent touring St Catherine’s to gain a better understanding of the facilities, and how student’s live and study at university. During the tour the pupils were shown the libraries, lecture rooms, dinning hall, gymnasium, chapel, laundry room, halls of residence and the student social areas.

All the children had a very enjoyable day, and the visit opened a lot of discussion about the possibility of going to university in the future.

On behalf of the children and staff I would like to thank our Liaison offer Liza Zhabina and St Catherine’s for being such a wonderful host.

Mr Taylor

(Executive Headteacher)