Over the course of the next academic year, three dedicated events (InspirED, SupportED and ChallengED) are being held to celebrate the 2 year anniversary of the formation of the OX14 Learning Partnership, and to broaden the scope, impact and understanding of partnerships. The first of these events took place on 7 November, hosted at Radley. Involving 300 Year 10 students from across the OX14 postcode, ‘InspirED’ took the style of a series of inspirational ‘Ted Talks’. Speakers included Ilan Lassman of UCL, Emmy O’Shaugnessy from Oxfordshire Youth, Nancy Mudenyo Hunt of the Nasio Trust, Southampton football legend Franny Benali and Ely Lassman from the educational charity Prometheus on Campus. The event was rounded off by Upper 6th students from each member school talking about how they have overcome some of the challenges they have faced.
Richard in 4th Year said of InspirEd: “The InspirED trip was something I have never done before, I found it interesting. My favourite speaker was Nancy Mudenyo Hunt, I found her story inspiring and unique. I also liked Franny Benali and was impressed that he was able to raise that much money for charity. It was a good opportunity to meet new people and try something different.”