Barking school pupils visit University of Cambridge

Pupils from Eastbury Primary School in Barking visited the University of Cambridge

Pupils from Eastbury Primary School in Barking visited the University of Cambridge - Credit: Archant

A group of pupils from Eastbury Primary School have celebrated graduating from a university-style tutorial programme with a special visit to the University of Cambridge.

Organised by educational charity The Brilliant Club, 12 children from the Dawson Avenue school’s year five and six classes were hosted by Homerton College – once home to the likes of actress Olivia Colman and composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

The pupils took part in a special graduation-style event, receiving certificates, handshakes and a big round of applause to congratulate them on completing the Scholars Programme.

Every student experienced an inspiring tour of the college and took part in confidence-building discussions with university staff and current students about university study and why they might want to apply.

As part of the scheme, children worked with a PhD tutor over the course of six weeks, experiencing small group tutorials.

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Dr Mary Henes, The Brilliant Club’s regional director for London, said: “We are delighted to see Eastbury Primary School students at the University of Cambridge to congratulate them on their success on our Scholars Programme.

“They have done tremendously well, studying with a researcher, in small groups, over the course of six weeks and addressing challenging questions in their extended final assignments.

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“I hope that they are proud of the work that they have produced, and that the experience of the Scholars Programme inspires them to consider applying for a highly-selective university.”

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