The Year 10 students from de Stafford School, Caterham, were taken to St Hilda’s College for an inspirational trip which also included meeting undergraduates and discussing student life at one of the most famous universities.
“The undergraduates told them all about the social and fun side to their life at St Hilda’s as well as the academic side. Their enthusiasm was catching,” said Sally Cassie, More Able Coordinator at the school.
Outreach officer Hannah Rolley gave a preconception-busting talk which revealed that 60 per cent of the intake at Oxford comes from state schools.
The Surrey students were treated to lunch and also visited the renowned Ashmolean Museum where they took part in a creative writing session, using some of the classical collections as inspiration.
“I hope our visit has now encouraged our students to aim high and believe that they too could be warmly welcomed at Oxford and could thrive and succeed at the very top,” said Sally.
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