Caravan girl wins place at Cambridge
Zoah Hedges-Stocks will be a student at the famous university
Friday, 12, Feb 2010 04:04
A girl brought up in a caravan and who has never competed a full year at school has won a place at a prestigious UK university.
Traveller Zoah Hedges-Stocks left school to work with her family's travelling fair, but has now won a place at Cambridge University, the Daily Mail revealed.
The 20-year-old spent every summer of her youth serving in her mother's food van and has been offered a place at the all-female Murray Edwards College after achieving two As and a B at A Level.
Not everyone in her community understood the magnitude of her achievements, Ms Hedges-Stocks told the newspaper after becoming the first member of her family to apply for university.
"Cambridge was the only university they had heard of and they didn't understand the application process was selective - they assumed you could simply walk in," she said.
The caravan resident revealed that she wanted to study history after hearing folklore tales from her grandfather.
Meanwhile, the Caravan Club has revealed it is offering its own breakdown and rescue service in conjunction with Green Flag.