High-flying students prepare for summer of extra studying

Students achieve record number of summer placements group
Students achieve record number of summer placements group

OVER 30 students from Winstanley College have won places on university holiday schools, including offers from Oxford and Cambridge - a record number for the school.

With 15 students having already taken part in spring schools at Oxbridge, a further 19 have now been accepted on to summer schools.

During the courses, the students will be preparing for degrees including medicine, architecture and law, while two students have won places with American universities.

Melissa Woodward, 17, from Atherton and Owen Seabrook, 17, from Billinge, have been awarded two of just 175 places for summer schools at Ivy League universities as part of the Fulbright-Sutton initiative. If they do well and enjoy their courses, they will be offered three, free years of undergraduate study in the USA.

Elaine Mulroy, Oxbridge co-ordinator at Winstanley, said: “There’s no doubt that the decision of Cambridge University to adopt Winstanley as its centre of excellence in this part of the North West has seriously focussed the ambitions of hundreds Winstanley high-flyers.”