A Taste of Cambridge
On Thursday 31 January, two Year 11 students, Sannah and Rockeeb, attended the Girton College, University of Cambridge, Taster Day in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion, with Miss Chadwick and Mr Mahoney. They had an early start and travelled by train from Leeds to the university city of Cambridge.
The Taster Day was aimed at introducing the study of Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at university level. Sannah and Rockeeb took part in taster sessions, including a lecture called “Science Killed God”, met students from other schools across the country, as well as current undergraduate students. The programme was designed to inspire students to consider taking this exciting subject on to A Level and university. The day certainly helped Sannah and Rockeeb to see that RS/Theology was more interesting than they had thought!
Miss Chadwick said, “We had a great trip. Sannah and Rockeeb came away with a better understanding of what studying Theology at university involves and were inspired by the programme they took part in. The day helped them to see that Cambridge is within their reach and is a university they can aspire to go to. I hope that this is the start of a longer relationship between Allerton Grange School and Girton College.”
Girton is an inclusive college, founded in 1869, and the UK’s first residential institution for women offering degree-level education and examination: “Whoever you are, whatever your background, you are very welcome here.” Founded on values of equality and diversity, and still at the cutting edge of widening participation, Girton College offers every student superb facilities in which to live and learn.