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Doncaster student Ellena Duffy working at the excavation site at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
Doncaster student Ellena Duffy working at the excavation site at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.
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A DONCASTER student has got the chance to dig deep into life at the University of Cambridge.

McAuley Catholic High student Ellena Duffy took part in an archaeological dig in the grounds of one of its colleges.

The 16-year-old was one of just 18 sixth form students from all over the UK selected to take part in the Access Cambridge Archaeology excavation.

She said: “Cambridge is very different to what I’m used to but everyone is lovely and down to earth, and it’s a beautiful town.”

Dr Carenza Lewis, director of Access Cambridge Archaeology, who led the excavation team, added: “Taking part in an archaeological excavation is a wonderful way to develop new skills and confidence, and to find out more about university options in a practical, research-driven learning situation.”