SCIENCE students celebrated the end of their A-level exams and marked the end of seven years of schooling with an annual pilgrimage to Cambridge.

Twenty biology pupils from Hedingham Secondary School and Sixth Form travelled to the university city where they spent the day relaxing and punting down the River Cam.

The traditional Cambridge pastime was followed by a trip to the Eagle pub – famous for being the regular watering hole of revolutionary scientists James Watson and Francis Crick, who used the bar to announce the discovery of DNA.

The budding boffins were fascinated to sit in the same places as such game-changing molecular biologists.

The trip also gave two students the opportunity to become familiar with what could soon be their new home, after having receiving offers from the prestigious university. School head of biology Rupert Sanders said: “This was another excellent A-level Biology year group and we wanted to round the two years off to celebrate the effort and commitment they have shown to their studies. A great time was had by all.”