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Launchpad day at Radley College

18th January 2018

Dear parents and guardians,

UT business education day – Wednesday 7th February 2018

I am writing to inform you of a special business education day which your daughter/ward will be participating in on Wednesday 7th February. Building on the careers programme that they engaged in during Inters and Lower Transit, the Upper Transits will be going to Radley College and joined by some boys from Radley College throughout the school day so that they experience working with new colleagues in a structured, creative way. They are undertaking an exciting programme called Launch Pad which is run by the enterprise education charity, Young Enterprise.

Practical and engaging sessions, supported by inspiring business mentors from local industries, help students to discover more about themselves and develop key employability skills. The real life context has a positive impact on subjects and understanding of the working world. Through a series of hands-on, fun activities the students will work through a number of sessions where they will learn the importance of teamwork, creating brand identity and marketing strategies. As they work on the early stages of launching a fledgling business they will have the opportunity to come up with that all-important business idea.

Students gain a certificate that evidences their personal achievements, a useful tool for recording the skills they have developed and a means to recall a truly inspiring experience.


The coach will be leaving Wychwood at 8:45 am and will return by the end of the school day. Please could you ensure that your daughter/ward arrives at school punctually on this day. The girls will be expected to come to school in ‘office dress’ such as smart trousers or skirt and shirt with jacket or tidy jumper (no jeans, no torn trousers, no strappy tops or cropped tops, no trainers/sports wear, and only discreet make up and jewellery please!) Our aim is for the girls to experience a snippet of the business world and how they present themselves is an important part of this. Lunch will be at Radley College. If your daughter/ward has any food allergies or special dietary requirements, that the school is unaware of, please could you send me an email.

I do hope that your daughter enjoys this event and through it deepens her understanding of the skills needed in work. This is good preparation for work experience which we will start to prepare for in the autumn, prior to a week’s work experience placement after her GCSEs when she is in Shell.

With best wishes

Tanya Jarrett

Careers Leader