Cambridge offers for Fenland students

Laura Baker has been offered a place at Cambridge

Laura Baker has been offered a place at Cambridge

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Two Fenland pupils have been offered places at Cambridge.

Laura Baker, a Year 13 student at the Cromwell Community College in Chatteris, has been offered a place at Newnham College to study medicine in September.

Andrew Turner

Andrew Turner

Principal Jane Horn said: “We are all extremely proud of Laura’s achievement in being offered a place at Cambridge University.

“This reflects her hard work and commitment to her studies, and is fully deserved. We hope that her success will inspire all of our students to fulfill their potential and ambitions.”

Wisbech Grammar School pupil Andrew Turner, 17, who lives in Wisbech, has received a conditional offer to read natural sciences at the university’s Sidney Sussex College.

Outside the classroom, Andrew has acted as the financial director for the school’s Young Enterprise company, Phoenix, which won the ‘Triumph over adversity’ prize at the Peterborough district area final.

He has also been further afield, completing an assessed gold expedition to the Lake District as he works towards the highest honour of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Last summer he joined the school’s three-week expedition to Ecuador, spending six days building a bridge in the rain forest and following in the footsteps of the naturalist, Charles Darwin, during a visit to Galapagos.

He said: “I have wanted to go to Cambridge for years and I was delighted to hear about the offer.”