Teenagers set sights on Cambridge University

Pupils from Haringey in Cambridge

Pupils from Haringey in Cambridge

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Teenagers from three Haringey schools visited Cambridge University on Friday.

Pupils from Haringey Sixth Form, Highgate Wood School and Park View School visited the university as they considered their higher education options.

The trip, which aimed to raise aspirations among the borough’s high-achieving students, was organised by Positive Youth News Haringey (PYNH).

The pupils visited colleges and halls and took part in some taster lessons.

Anna Bradley-Darnell, a Tottenham resident and current Cambridge undergraduate, helped organise the event in the hope that more young people from her home town would consider applying to Oxford and Cambridge.

She said: “I attended Park View School in Tottenham and am now studying at Cambridge. It is possible, but sadly many young people do not consider it as they do not believe such places are open to those from places like Haringey. We hope giving young people the option to spend the day at the university breaks down those myths.”

PYNH Project Manager Seema Chandwani said: “It is fantastic Anna has created this project from scratch for her peers. She is a role model for achieving her own academic success by going to Cambridge and heart-warming she wants the same opportunities extended for the next generation.”

Positive Youth News Haringey was set up by young people from Haringey to challenge the negative reputation of young people and raise aspirations.

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