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Reaching new highs

We climb to the top of St Mary's Church for one of the best view's of Cambridge's historic city centre.

On a very sunny afternoon a few daring students traveled into Cambridge city centre to climb the tower at St Mary’s Church.

We all gathered outside the church before entering; looking up at the tower to see how far we would be climbing. Venturing inside, the students took their time to look around the church before we walked through a small doorway which led to the stairs – 150 steps in total!

On reaching the top the students were greeted with some of the best views of Cambridge; plus, the sun was out! We were able to find all the important land marks in the city (including Kings College, Trinity College, the market square and the River Cam) and even see beyond the city to the countryside. All in all, the students agreed that the climb was worth it!

Bell Cambridge. St Mary's Church Climb. Social Programme.
Bell Cambridge. St Mary's Church Climb. Social Programme.
A view of King's College Cambridge

Learning outcomes

By the end of the trip our students had:

  • traveled independently to the city centre and arrived at the meeting point on time
  • understood directions e.g. north, south, east, west
  • communicated with other students and staff
  • practised their listening skills
  • met new students and staff
  • gained more knowledge about Cambridge.

Language in Action programme: learn to communicate like a local with free workshops, cultural and social activities to improve your English in real-life situations. Included with all Bell English courses for students aged 16 and over.