Room to Read

Cherwell win the Schools Network “Go Global” competition

Four students in Year 11 have won a national competition run by The Schools Network (SSAT). The two part prize involves Claire Young (runner up in The Aprentice) coming in to school for the day and having their project presented at the 8th iNet conference this week in Abu Dhabi to international delegates.


They attended a workshop day in London in July – led by Claire Young. During the day they had a talk from the charity “Room to Read” who aim to put schools and libraries in communities in South East Asia and the “Go Global challenge” was set.

The team set themselves the target of raising enough for a library - £3500 – enabling learning opportunities to children in extremely disadvantaged parts of the world by running cake sales to help fund the highly successful “Treasures of the Bodleian” evening held on November 4th . The setting itself was stunning, in the oldest University building in Oxford, and guests felt it was an incredible privilege to see not just the Treasures of the Bodleian up close, but also some unique exhibits from the non-displayed Bodleian collections, explained by curators who are world-leading experts in their fields. They have also run cake sales, sold candy canes at Christmas and plan to visit several local primary schools on March 1st – World Book Day.