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Greenfield Students spend a night at the Museum!

posted 10 Mar 2015, 02:45 by Unknown user   [ updated 24 Apr 2015, 01:15 by Dan Potts ]

Year 8 Greenfield Community College students had a rare opportunity to spend a night at Newcastle’s Great North Museum recently.


Seventeen Greenfield students, chosen from over 400 applicants from across the North East, spent the night in the museum in sleeping bags on the floor amongst the natural history collections and took part in activities at Newcastle University. The event was designed to give students a taster of university life and was a great opportunity for our Greenfield students.


The students had a fantastic time on the trip, one student said it was “good because there was loads to do and we found out so much about the university.” Another said “it was really cool sleeping in the museum to wake up to see loads of artefacts, sleeping with dinosaurs is cool!” Finally: ''The best bit was meeting new people and the university student leaders were really funnyOthers in the group commented on how the trip gave them a new positive perspective on going to university and how they couldn’t wait to go for real.


At Greenfield we set out to raise aspirations amongst all our students, this creative and somewhat different approach to experiencing Post 18 opportunities has certainly inspired this group of students and raised their awareness of exciting routes for the future. This is just one of many further education opportunities organised by staff at Greenfield, inspiring students to look at possibilities for Post 16 progression.