High achieving students from a New Milton school were taken on two trips to help inspire them on to the path to success.
Headteacher, Nigel Pressnell, said: “Somewhere in a school in the UK is the future prime minister of Great Britain and we want our students to think ‘that could be me’.
“The aim of these trips is to instil the belief that everything is possible if you work hard to reach your potential.
“There’s no reason why these students cannot go on to be an Oxbridge graduate or a leading politician.”
The younger children from Years 7 and 8 were taken to Oxford, the city of dreaming spires.
Year 8 student Benjamin Pang, said: “I now feel more confident about applying to Oxford University.”
Meanwhile the Year 11 students visited the Houses of Parliament and participated in a question and answer session with their MP, Desmond Swayne, and a ‘making the laws’ workshop.
The purpose of the trip was to encourage the students that they too could be the decision makers of the future.
Year 11 student, Raff Hussey, said: “Having the opportunity to meet with the MP and ask him questions about Europe was a great experience, especially just before the European referendum, very insightful.”
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