December 2012: Cambridge summer school beckons for Haslingden High students

TWO students from Haslingden High School’s sixth form will be spending a week of their summer holiday at Cambridge University.

Seventeen-year-olds Declan King and Brady Phillips will spend a week on campus studying at a prestigious summer school after being nominated by the Director of Sixth Form Simon Heaton.

Declan is going to be studying mechanical engineering and physics while Brady is going to be studying physics and maths.

Declan said: “We were approached by the Director of Sixth Form a month ago and he said he was putting our names forward for the summer school based on our predicted grades in our AS levels. We also had to write a supporting statement and we got the places.”

In their GCSEs both Declan and Brady got A*s for maths and physics.

Declan, from Stacksteads, said he was hoping to study engineering or physics at university and would like to be an engineer.

While Brad, from Haslingden, hopes to study mathematics and work in finance.

They both said they may well consider applying to Cambridge after they have experienced the seminars and lectures at the summer school.