The Bedfordshire Project at Wadham College, University of Oxford
Five of our Year 10 students have attended the first two sessions of ‘The Bedfordshire Project’ organised and facilitated by Wadham College (University of Oxford).
The first session took place at Queensbury Academy in Dunstable where our students took part in two engaging sessions on Genetics and the Law. Ten schools from Central Bedfordshire are represented on this part of the project, which culminates in the attendees taking part in a residential trip to Wadham College in Oxford.
The aim of the project is to give students a better understanding of both the skills and subject content required to be successful when attending university. It is not aimed at getting students into Oxbridge but more to give students who had no experience of university and understanding that it is a distinct possibility if they wanted to take that path.
The second session was concluded on Wednesday 29th January and all of the students represented both themselves and the school in a respectful and professional manner. They were encourage to meet and introduce themselves to new people from different schools and it was great to see them start pushing themselves out of their comfort zone and challenging their own preconceptions.
A huge well done to the following for taking part, and as they move forward through the two year project I am sure there is still a lot more learning to come.
Year 10 students: Sarah Roff, Leanne Grant, Leah Twyman, Josh Jones and Saskia Woodbridge.