King Edward's dragon's den

Into the Dragon’s Den

For this week’s academic project students at King Edward’s School are taking on a business challenge. In small groups, the students must design a new product or service, create a business plan and finally pitch their idea to the “dragons” to try to secure the investment they need to get their product off the ground. […]

Bucksmore summer programmes

Arrivals and settling into a new home for the final week!

Week 5 brought a huge number of new students to join the Bucksmore Summer programme. Students arrived from all across the world including Hong Kong, China, Croatia, Germany, Russia, Mauritius, Japan and Hungary meaning we had to open two new classes. Having settled into our new home, Corpus Christi College, students have been enjoying the […]

Bucksmore summer programmes

Brasenose students say goodbye on a Oxbridge Challenge

Our very successful sojourn at the historic Brasenose College, Oxford University has come to an end, our having hosted impressive groups of bright young students from around the globe. The feedback from the Oxford Tutors, who ran a diverse series of tutorials in 16 different potential university study choices, was extremely positive, as was the […]

Warwick castle

Jousting tournaments at Warwick Castle

On Friday we visited Warwick Castle, a medieval structure built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and is famously known for having one of the largest working trebuchets in the world.  The castle has been extensively renovated to preserve the various jaw-dropping stone walls and towers which gave us the opportunity to get some great […]

Brasenose blog post

The end of an era for Brasenose students!

Sunday saw the week start with a lazy afternoon of shopping at Bicester Village followed by a relaxed evening of studies and lazing in the sunshine. Bicester Village houses a range of luxury designer outlets at a discount price enabling students to indulge themselves in some retail therapy after an extremely busy week. The week […]

Hilda's blog post

Goodbye from St. Hilda’s during their last week!

Another full week of activities and excursions at Bucksmore Oxford! Wednesday afternoon saw our students engage in a variety of team activities in Henley-on-Thames. There were aquatic adventures as they first built and then crewed a barrel-raft, taking it out for a leisurely cruise on the Thames. Only a few of these mighty vessels proved […]

Young Leaders activity post

Young Leaders Brighton excursion

The highlight of our activities and excursions this week was our trip to Brighton on Friday! Leaving bright and early in the morning we spent an entire day in the seaside town, getting back to Corpus Christi later in the evening to give us a whole day out. We started off with a walking tour […]

Young Leaders refugee crisis

Young Leaders debate and propose resolutions for the refugee crisis

The current ‘refugee crisis’ has been dominating headlines around the world for the past couple of years dividing public and political opinion over best solutions. During UN week, Young Leaders had the opportunity to debate and propose resolutions for this crisis during our very own Model UN. Students were divided into groups and assigned a […]