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15/04/19

HAP students working hard at the Harlequins and Met Police rugby training session https://t.co/Y49uBOb6Em

15/04/19

15 of our best attendees and peckham point winners won tickets to see Michelle Obama. https://t.co/xj9J1hVnDq

14/04/19

So excited to be at the O2 tonight to hear speak! Ready to be inspired https://t.co/5JXwT8IP7c

06/04/19

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Amazing start to tonight’s 2019! Well done to the amazing primary and secondary mixed choirs from , and the INCREDIBLE Miss Rogers! https://t.co/fTt7t9Bznm

06/04/19

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06/04/19

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Three concerts in a week is a huge ask, but students have pulled it off with aplomb. Every night they have astounded me with their kindness, enthusiasm and incredible musicality (and some pretty awesome dance moves)

05/04/19

Calling all Year 11 HAP students, parents and carers - please see the link below for Easter revision sessions. https://t.co/Tc6w0QrqHD

05/04/19

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Happy Friday! We are so thankful to our early bird schools that have already agreed to partner with us next year. Really helps us with logistics and rolling out programmes well! https://t.co/kjGMGwwbiD

04/04/19

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Fantastic day leading a writing session with children and teachers. We focussed on ways to embed dialogue in a narrative and explore the language of speech, peppering our dialogue with colourful colloquialisms https://t.co/IIp7eaFGjF

04/04/19

Mr Tye as Queen Elizabeth has his Privy council argue the case for suitable heirs to the throne. https://t.co/lmqfG5yt2h

04/04/19

Miss Wheatley’s form working on developing fact sheets on Nigeria’s economic and social development. https://t.co/b1V5qWcWdI

04/04/19

Autumn from our student council welcoming visitors to the Peckham and Nunhead Community Council Meeting. https://t.co/Khn1dSCtFn

04/04/19

Fascinating research on the Civil War from Miss McCurdy’s historians https://t.co/XxPyv8h2Mk

04/04/19

Year 9 French really engaged in an end of module carousel lesson! https://t.co/OrrmsInhnO

03/04/19

Inspiring the next generation to explore the world of property careers https://t.co/K9iJOupM8K

03/04/19

Year 9 boys had an inspiring visit to https://t.co/KEVrswQ1Do

03/04/19

Year 8 French reward cooking lesson. Students get to cook and taste their own croque monsieur and crepes https://t.co/DsUwzfyjIL

02/04/19

What a great start to Peckham 2019! Over 200 young people from Peckham joining together in Song! What a fantastic night we had 😊🎶🎤 Well done and our awesome HAP students! https://t.co/zZyhkHlYrf

02/04/19

What a great start to Peckham 2019! Over 200 young people from Peckham joining together in Song! What a fantastic night we had 😊🎶🎤 Well done and our awesome HAP students! https://t.co/9fvESDo1gJ

02/04/19

What a great start to Peckham 2019! Over 200 young people from Peckham joining together in Song! What a fantastic night we had 😊🎶🎤 Well done and our awesome HAP students! https://t.co/8IXX0yvyey

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Posted on November 5th 2018

Visit to Cambridge University

Cambridge University. We may think of an elite institution that unintentionally excludes others from qualifying to attend there for their high standards. However, have broken such stereotypes with the collaboration of their's and society's help. In this write-up, I Omotola Noble will be expressing my experience on attending the Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge on the behalf of my school: Harris Academy Peckham as well as the fellow regional champions that also attended the event.

Besides perceiving Cambridge as Hogwarts made in flesh, one could possibly imagine an invisible veil that marginalises the vacancies to get into such a foundation. This "insightful experience" as said by one of the regional champions, somewhat fantasy came to life for I'm sure them and I as our feet ( both literally and metaphorically) scratched the surface entering the premises of Corpus Christi college. However, this wasn't just a physical enlightenment; it was a mental insight we also gained by comprehending that many diversities, backgrounds and citizens could be accepted into. By the end of the day, we experienced an evolution from a fantasy to a reality of Cambridge that took place right before our eyes. After we had learnt about it, the University became a place and ideology that we couldn't have imagined to but connected with. The difference between our mindset and views from the start of the day had totally changed by the end of it.

An international student from Latvia, helped us realise that we visitors of the day are fit to also study with the best opportunities for learning if we really want to. Without a shadow of a doubt, hard work and determination are indeed attached to success in learning, however, nationality isn't. It still remains... Much competition is present in entering such an institution. In spite of this, one's ethnic background shouldn't and with both the aid of ethnic minorities and Cambridge, is striving not to be one of the reasons.

It's important to say originally, the enviromnent was alienated to us— especially for a student like me, coming from the popular area of Peckham and being a Nigerian black girl. If not for the noteworthy and prestigious opportunity of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge and the efficacious support from my school Harris Academy Peckham, I wouldn't have even been able to assimilate as much as I did from Cambridge.

Overall, the regional champions including myself can precisely proclaim that it was thoroughly "an impressive, dynamic revelation that gave us a great taste of the environment of campus life, university, and lectures". This provided an authentic experience directly from professors and students from the historic library to law lecture. I can now ask from this, who knows in a few years time who will be attending Cambridge University?
 

Omotola Year 11