Ruth Draper – Student North OxfordShire Academy
BUSINESS AND LEARNING IN PARTNERSHIP
Managed by the RSA North Oxfordshire Group, the project started in 2011 when a group of Fellows decided they should start a project that would benefit the local community. Two local schools expressed an interest in working with us, to help raise the level of ambition amongst their pupils. At the launch event in May 2012, our keynote speaker, local MP and RSA Fellow, Sir Tony Baldry referred to a “mutuality of interests”, where pupils could learn from industry and industry could learn from pupils. This in reality is what has been happening.
The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce): an enlightenment organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges.
Founded in a coffee shop in Covent Garden in 1754, the RSA has a wealth of notable achievements and Fellows in its 250-year history. These include RSA Medals, awarded annually to international thought-leaders and innovators.
Driving Ambition to start in Oxford. We are hoping to start a Mentoring project with an Academy in Oxford in the near future.
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