Three “gifted” College of West Anglia students get taste of Cambridge University

Gifted students have received prestigious taster experiences in Cambridge.

Gifted students have received prestigious taster experiences in Cambridge. - Credit: Archant

Three College of West Anglia (CWA) students have had a taste of life at one of the world’s most prestigious universities.

Molly Day-Coombes, Emily Butler and Emma-Rose Hooker have spent time at Cambridge University after being recognised as “gifted” students.

Miss Day-Coombes, 16, from Leverington, is in the middle of attending a three-week ‘Cambridge Experience’ with the Sutton Trust.

This is an initiative aimed at encouraging academically gifted year 12 students to explore what it would be like to study at Cambridge University.

She said: “It’s a good opportunity to experience life as an English student and a great way to inspire students to study at Cambridge.”

Budding 18 year-old poets Miss Butler, of Walton Highway, and Miss Hooker, of Wells-Next-the-Sea, have also had a taste of university life after they were selected to attend an open day at Newnham College.

Richard Bradley, head of faculty for business, humanities, science and computing, said: “This is a fabulous opportunity for three of our brightest students to experience a taste of studying at a world-class university.

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“It’s opened up the possibility of applying to study at Cambridge or other leading universities in the future.”

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