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Bromsgrove’s Brilliant Scholars at Oxford University

South Bromsgrove Students in the quad at Trinity (L-R) Jake Longley, Lauren Parton, Amelia Duncan, Megan Reynolds, Alex Childs, Skylar Weaver, Alice Whitten

A group of students from South Bromsgrove High were given a taste of the Oxbridge life for a day at Trinity College, Oxford. This was the culmination of six weeks work the students had put in as part of the Brilliant Club initiative, which had been kindly funded by the Bromsgrove Rotary Club. After a day’s initiation at Warwick University the students met weekly with researcher, Helen Curley, to learn about her work in the data analysis of cancer samples. Doing their own analysis the students had to submit a 2000 word essay to be marked to university standard. Many were extremely pleased to receive first class or 2i (upper-second) grades.

To celebrate their achievements the students were invited to Trinity College along with schools from Birmingham and London who also participated in the project. Certificates were presented and the students got the chance to tour the college and ask questions of current students. Chris Smith, Headteacher, and former Keble College student himself said, “This was an excellent opportunity for our students to have their aspirations raised and think about aiming for the very highest in the future. We are very proud of their success and the visit was just reward for their hard work.”