Bigger and better than anticipated for Liverpool Boys

24 July 2012

On Thursday 21 June, the Compass team welcomed onto campus 93 very excited Year 7 students from one of its new partner schools, Liverpool Boys High School.

The Year 7 campus visits offer the students a chance to get a feel for the size of the University, and to start to make connections between their interests and the opportunities available in higher education.

After enjoying a morning tea on the Front Lawns, the boys were escorted by student ambassadors on guided tours of the Macleay Museum and Main Quadrangle, followed by a tour of the campus' facilities. Students saw the SciTech and Fisher libraries, various study hubs, the post office, pharmacy and other outlets of the Wentworth Building, and of course the ever popular Graffiti Tunnel... "pretty cool stuff!" according to one student.

The boys then tested their reflexes, coordination and stamina with professional fencing instructor Angelo Santangelo from Sydney University Sport and Fitness. Not surprisingly, some of the boys quickly mastered the basic techniques of dueling.

By the end of the visit it was clear that the idea of University was a very real and exciting proposition. As one of the students commented, "I thought it was going to be really boring... but when I actually came here... I looked at the whole place and I was like: wow!"

The Compass team gratefully acknowledges its University partners for their collaboration:

  • Sydney University Sport & Fitness
  • Macleay Museum
  • University Venues
  • Student Recruitment Unit (Student ambassadors)

See photos of the Liverpool Boys HS visit on our website, and click here for the video!