A group of Newton Abbot College students visited Exeter University last week. The Year 9 students were chosen to go on the trip as the winner and runners up of the Future Scholars Award. The winner is Lewis Breslan and the runners up are Beth Wingrave-Quinn, Jamie Gulliver, Louise Endean and Charlotte Bovey. [caption id="attachment_6569" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Beth Wingrave-Quinn, Louise Endean, Charlotte Bovey, Jamie Gulliver and Lewis Breslan.[/caption] This is a national, government-led scheme which aims to reward high achievement in Year 9 and encourage students to consider applying for a place at a top university. The students were identified for the award in recognition of their consistently high level of effort and progress across the College over the past 3 years and they will be awarded certificates at the College’s Annual Awards Evening next term. The Future Scholars Award is supported by the Russell Group of universities and during their visit the students had the opportunity to meet with current undergraduate students and find out about university life. They also attended some interactive lectures and workshops and had a tour of some of the university facilities.