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Students in Shulman Auditorium, The Queen's College, University of Oxford,
(Credit: Copyright © Oxford University Images / Matt Stuart)

Oxford for Oxford

Making Oxford’s assets accessible to schools and families

Oxford for Oxford operates in partnership with key state schools in the Oxford city area. The project works to support pupil attainment and promote connections between teachers, students, families and the University.

As a school the programme has given us amazing opportunities.

- Holly Laceby, Tyndale Community School

The Oxford for Oxford Project began in October 2015. It works with key state schools in the Oxford city area to organise school visits, trips and workshops, plus public-facing Family Fun Day and festival activities, a summer camp for Year 7 and 8 pupils at The Oxford Academy, and a Museum Club for Year 5 pupils.

Museum Club

Section of poster made by Museum Club Year 5

The Oxford for Oxford Museum Club is currently in its second year of operation. Museum Club brings together Year 5 pupils from seven local primary schools - Church Cowley St James, Orchard Meadow, Pegasus, Rose Hill, St John Fisher, Windale and Wood Farm - who spend two or three Saturdays per term visiting the Oxford University museums. At each museum, Club members tour the exhibits in small groups with an Oxford University student leader, and work towards completing the Discover Arts Award programme.

So far the 2017 cohort has visited the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, the Ashmolean, the Botanic Garden and the Pitt Rivers Museum!

          Museum Club members at the Ioannou Centre

          Museum Club members at OUMNH

          Museum Club members in greenhouse

Oxford for Oxford in the news:

Read more about Oxford for Oxford's activities, plus comments from local teachers about their involvement with the programme, in the Oxford Mail: 'Amazing' Oxford University initiative aims to inspire the city's youngsters.

You can also learn more about our activities in this interview with That's Oxford TV.