High-achieving teenagers from Tower Hamlets have been on an “inspirational” visit to the University Of Cambridge . The weekend residential trip was organised by Clare College, which counts Sir David Attenborough among its alumni.

The 20 Year 9 students from Bishop Challoner Girls’ School and St Paul’s Way Trust School also explored St Catharine’s College and learned about studying at Cambridge and how university differed from school.

They took part in a workshop, designed to help them choose subjects to study and plan for the future, in which undergraduate Tasnia Begum shared her experience of going to Cambridge.

The students’ parents and guardians, who also went on the trip, had the opportunity to discuss the myths and realities about university and its financial implications for their offspring.

St Paul’s pupil Sakibur Rahman said the two night stay, on Saturday, April 9 and 10 was “truly inspiring”.

Bishop Challoner’s pupil Leia Wasike-Ginn said it had enhanced her determination to study at Cambridge.