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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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Let all our bright
colours shine.

Oxford University Visit

This week, as part of the new Pendle Elite programme, five Year 10 pupils from Fisher More visited Oxford University to sample life in one of the most prestigious universities in the world. 

Head Boy, Dominic Walker, and fellow Year 10 pupils, Sam Jennings, Lewis Imeson, George McCaigue and Josiah Irons were treated to an afternoon in the famous Ashmolean Museum, followed by a walking tour of the 'city of dreaming spires', taking in such sites as Exeter College, the Bodleian Library and Christchurch Meadows. The hottest day of the year so far did not stop them taking 20,000 steps!

Day two and an early start as the boys visited Queens College, alma mater of comedian and TV presenter, Stephen Fry.  Here they presented their investigative projects to other members of the Pendle Elite party and staff. We were treated to a wide range of interesting topics including dyslexia, lies, Marvel comics and animals and warfare. Did you know that the US military has trained bees to locate explosives? Neither did I!

Following lunch in the Queens College refectory - think Hogwarts - we made our long journey home, tired but inspired. Hopefully, our five young men will now seriously consider making study at Oxford part of their future plans.

Our thanks are given to Nelson and Colne College and Queens College, Oxford, for their organisation and support. We look forward to more of our students participating in the Pendle Elite programme in the near future.