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Lord Adonis: 'We need to see more Welsh kids getting into Oxford and Cambridge
It starts with the cringing
Sprightly 51 year old! That's hardly the age the rest of us end our working days .Lord Adonis is a man on a mission.The Labour grandee has bold plans to help Welsh school kids from poorer backgrounds get into top universities.Most politicians put their feet up when they “retire” but the sprightly 51-year-old is far from slowing down.
it goes on
That is why Lord Adonis was in Newport to deliver a keynote speech at the University of South Wales to teachers from across the country.Though currently shadow minister for infrastructure he is shooting up and down the country to talk about his other great passion: education.The Labour grandee, who served in government under Tony Blair, said he wants to see more of the “Oxbridge hubs” set up by Welsh education minister Huw Lewis.
“The more of that the better. I’m very glad the Welsh Government are taking this initiative.What other Nation would aim to send its Brightest to another Nation and Education System? What we need to do is break the myth of Oxbridge and build a University System to equal or surpass them.
“Anything that encourages able students to aspire to top universities is a good thing because too many are put off essentially by myths, by the belief that universities aren’t for them.
“Anything that breaks those myths will overcome what is essentially a mental barrier more than an academic barrier in terms of their capacity.”
Would there be a campaign in Scotland to send pupils to Oxbridge rather than the likes of Aberdeen,St Andrews or Edinburgh?