It was a bright and sunny morning when we, a group of enthusiastic students, embarked on our much-anticipated school trip to Keble College, one of the constituent colleges of the prestigious Oxford University.

The journey was filled with excitement and anticipation. Upon our arrival at Keble College, we were greeted by the magnificent sight of its distinctive red-brick buildings. The college, known for its unique Victorian architecture, stood as a testament to the rich academic history and heritage of Oxford University.

We began our day with an ‘Aspiring futures’ talk. This enabled students to learn about the college’s history and the opportunities available to them at Oxford University. They then had the opportunity to meet the student ambassadors and took part in a Q&A session. They were from varied backgrounds and at different stages of their degrees. We had the pleasure of a former student who is in their second year at the university. She was delighted to be talking to our own students and showing them around the college.

Our guided tour began with the Chapel, a masterpiece of the Victorian Gothic revival. The stunning stained glass windows, the intricate woodwork, and the serene atmosphere left us in awe. The Chapel, we learned, is not just a place of worship, but also a hub of musical activity, hosting regular concerts and choir practices.

Next, we visited the Dining Hall, one of the largest in Oxford. With its high arched ceiling, long wooden tables, and portraits adorning the walls, the Dining Hall exuded an aura of grandeur and tradition.

We then proceeded to the Library, home to a vast collection of books and academic resources.

After lunch we walked through Oxford past some more colleges and libraries. There was a real buzz with students and visitors walking by these historic buildings. We saw places where they had filmed some of the Harry Potter films and the latest release of Wonka.

As we bid goodbye to Keble College, the visit gave us a glimpse into the world of academia at its highest level, inspiring us to strive for excellence in our own academic pursuits.

In conclusion, our school trip to Keble College was not just an excursion but an enriching experience that left us with a deeper appreciation for education and a renewed zeal for learning. It was indeed a day to remember!