Students visited Cambridge University last week as part of their FAFY (Fourth and Fifth Year) project prize trip.

Each year we ask our Fourth Year students to write an essay or compile a project on a topic of their choice. The aim is to inspire curiosity and challenge our students academically.

The standard of essays this year was incredibly high, with three of our students winning prizes and asked to present at our Academic Symposium later this academic year.

All entrants were rewarded with a trip to visit two colleges at Cambridge University. They enjoyed a guided tour around both Churchill and Trinity Hall, heard about life at the university and a were very pleased to enjoy a hearty lunch.  Some were even lucky enough to see areas of the colleges that are not on the usual touring route, including the concert hall, Stephen Hawking’s old bedroom, and a variety of libraries.

All in all, it was a day of thoughtful discussion and inspiration, with plenty of academic passion on show from our FAFY prize entrants.

Mr Ryan, Head of Academic Projects, said: “On the basis of their projects, and having had the pleasure of spending a day with them exploring one of the academic capitals of the country, I’m really looking forward to seeing what wonderful things these boys produce over the next few years of their academic lives at Trinity”.  

Student Varun Ravikumar, said: “The trip was inspiring, but also very informative. We got to see some of the unusual features of the University, from the collegiate system to the unique methods of teaching.”

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