On Thursday afternoon, our Year 5 scholars attended their graduation at Magdalene College, Cambridge. They explored the peaceful, picturesque campus and were in awe at the university culture. The inspirational tour was issued by current Cambridge University students, who were answered a plethora of insightful questions into University life including how they made the decision to enter further education.
The day was capped off by a Graduation Ceremony, where each pupil stood at the front of the lecture theatre and their achievements - the successful completion of a scholarship programme, requiring a 500-word essay - were celebrated.
Well done to all 12 pupils! You have made the Year 5 team, and East Tilbury Primary, extremely proud.
Here are some of their views about their day in Cambridge:
“Really good! I love how big and spacious it is. I am amazed how modern and large the old buildings are inside!”
“Exciting to be in one of the top universities in the world. I feel like I am very lucky to have this experience.”
“I was very proud of myself graduating the scholar’s program. It was a great experience and it was fun.”
I felt honoured and proud to enter one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom. I felt fortunate and lucky to be chosen and selected for the Scholar Programme. It was a fun and amazing time.
I was proud and overjoyed to receive my graduation and the Scholar Programme was exiting and challenging but that is how it’s suppose to be challenging but not impossible. It was a great experience and I would do it again.