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Another visit to Cambridge University by our Bedford School Pupils

Our pupils have been able to visit the University of Cambridge for a second day of activities designed to help looked-after children enter further and higher education. On Wednesday 19th February three pupils participated in a University Explore Day for 12 - 15 year olds. This was organised by the Realise Project Team at Cambridge and consisted of a day of fun activities and information for aspiring students. It was held at the Student Services Centre led by university Ambassadors who helped to make everyone feel at home. Children learnt about what university life is like and how different it is from school. Students spoke about their experiences of getting into university and what their daily lives are like. Participants were able to ask questions and discuss a variety of issues relevant to them. The highlight of the day was a 'hands on' session with two representatives from the very famous Footlights group at the university (a group whose alumni have included some very eminent actors and actresses over the last few decades, including Ali G, Monty Python, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie). Pupils got into groups and prepared an impromptu comedy sketch which they then performed in front of a small audience. Despite their nerves Oracle pupils rolled up their sleeves and embraced the opportunity for a few minutes of fame! Well done to them!

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