Oxford Cambridge Challenge Day Event at The Museum of Liverpool
It was a privilege to be asked to capture the event photography for 200 Year 9 students attending the Oxford-Cambridge Challenge Day at The Museum of Liverpool. The event was designed to get the students thinking about all the great things that studying at university could do for them, and over the course of the day students had an introduction to subjects that they might not of heard about before. The year 9 students were given the opportunity to rotate for twenty minute sessions to subjects such as Archaeology, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Emigration, Engineering, Geography, Latin American Studies, Oncology and Sociology.
All of the sessions were designed around the theme of ‘Travel’. They got the chance to learn how tumours travel around the body (Oncology), or how goods make it to our shores (Geography) and even how Latin America changed the world (Latin American Studies). The day was broken into two separate parts, with a morning and afternoon session from a variety of selected schools over the Liverpool and Merseyside regions.
The event was co-ordinated by schools liaison officers along with academics from both St. Peter’s College Oxford and Magdalene College Cambridge, and academics from The University of Liverpool and also two great sessions from The Museum of Liverpool.
All the secondary school students had consent forms signed by their parents for their photographs to be taken and used for publicity of this event. I hope you enjoy viewing the photos as much as I did capturing them. I thought it was a well organised event and such a great opportunity for year 9 students who will be starting to choose their GCSE options and making their post-16 choices.