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Tottenham University

Exeter College Oxford University 

This year we have arranged for Year 4 Tottenham University students to travel with two other Tottenham schools to visit Oxford University. 

Exeter College is over 700 years old and amazing people like Sir Philip Pullman (novelist), Amy Sackville (author), Will Self (novelist), Imogen Stubbs (actor), J. R. R. Tolkien (novelist) and Reeta Chakrabarti (journalist) have studied.

The children completed a quiz and had a question-and-answer session with former Oxford university students on what you need to do to apply to an university. 

We hope this will inspire our young people to consider going to university and enjoy the amazing opportunities offered to young people.

Lords Cricket Ground

The Tottenham University visited the iconic Lords Cricket Ground to watch Middlesex CCC v Leicestershire . We were lucky enough to meet Stephen Eskinazi who bats and keeps wicket for Middlesex.  

St Francis de Sales had an opportunity to practise playing cricket and visiting the Media Centre. Interesting that this was the first time our children visited Lords Cricket Ground and I hope this has sparked interest in playing cricket.

We watched Shaheen Shah Afridi bowl for Middlesex , Shaheen is one of the best bowlers in the world and plays for Pakistan.

Sybille, who want to be a scientist kept us amazed with her phenomenal mental maths skills!

Ethan Bamber was a big hit with the crowd and St Francis de Sales were extremely pleased that Ethan had visited the school with Dillon Young Pennington.

We look forward to visiting Lords again. 

Royal Courts of Justice and 12 King's Bench Walk

Tottenham University Launch with Dapo

On Wednesday the 20th October 2021 the amazing British/Nigerian author and Illustrator Dapo was the special guest for the opening of Tottenham University at Haringey 6th Form College.

We are extremely grateful for the enormous generosity of Haringey 6th Form College and the Principal Mr Russ Lawrence in donating journals and hosting the launch of the Tottenham University . Dapo was brilliant in his engagement of our young people and responded to their prepared questions.

Dapo explained that race and equality was very important in his work and that his stories and books were designed to focus on positive role models . The children asked questions about his books " Look up" and " Hey You" . 

Dapo's key message was never give up and keep trying ! 

Dr Lane said " This is amazing to see Tottenham University events in person and we hope the 150 children from local primary schools have an amazing experience with the speakers and visit to Oxford University " 

Dapo emphasised the importance of hard work in school and then posed for photographs and gave signed copies of his books to children who had asked questions .