Visit to Cambridge

On Thursday 11th September, a group of excited Lower and Upper Fifth pupils left WGS at 7am for our first trip to Cambridge. When we arrived at Murray Edwards College, we were warmly greeted with biscuits and squash. We then met Miss Harrison, a former student of Cambridge University, who told us about the general life of a student at Cambridge, and also gave us some helpful advice and information on courses and career choices.

We were then given a tour of the College, including the massive three-floor library and visited the student accommodation. The garden was lovely and we all liked the “Please walk on the grass!” sign.

After having lunch in the Murray Edwards dining hall, we walked through the picturesque centre of Cambridge, which was buzzing with pedestrians and cyclists everywhere! We finally arrived at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; the Museum was fascinating and had some incredible exhibits, for example a 14ft totem pole and even some 500-year-old freeze-dried potatoes!

Next, we visited a more traditional college, Downing College, which we all found very beautiful, with its stunning grounds and intricate architecture. On our way back to Murray Edwards, we passed several colleges, including King’s College, which we also liked very much. By this point, we were all rather tired – yet reluctant to leave!

On behalf of all the girls, we would like to thank Miss Harrison for being our tour guide around Cambridge. Also thanks to Miss Deadman, Mrs Watson, Miss Davies and Mrs Healey for accompanying us on the trip, and especially to Dr. Vilela who organised this brilliant day out for us.

by G Findlay and Z Bhatti, Lower Fifth