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Venture students visit Cambridge University

PUBLISHED: 11:34 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 11:34 10 February 2017

Ormiston Venture Academy, Sutton Scholars

Ormiston Venture Academy, Sutton Scholars

Ormiston Venture Academy

Pupils from Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston had the unique opportunity to visit Cambridge University for an introduction to the prestigious Pembroke College of Cambridge University.

Ormiston Venture Academy, Sutton ScholarsOrmiston Venture Academy, Sutton Scholars

Accompanied by Venture’s assistant principal Mr McInally, the young ones participated in interactive lectures and workshops, led by Sutton Scholars and Cambridge University ambassadors. The students learned about famous Cambridge Alumni and their degree paths, from Carol Vorderman to Stephen Fry and Sacha Baron-Cohen, to name but a few.

A lunch was served in Pembroke College’s great hall, which was then followed by a bridge building engineering competition in the afternoon and Jack Wilson, Jasmine Loades and Harry Wynn grabbed the win for Ormiston Venture, with their bridge being calculated to hold over 36 times its own mass. Other Venture Academy pupils who took part in the day were Harrison Wells, Amy Swain, Amelia Cheema, Arrie Tkaczek, Chloe-Anne Donoughe, Chantai Coleman and Carrie Barby.

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