• Overcoming obstacles
  • Overcoming obstacles

    Event type
    Next date
    November - December
    Year 7
    Half-day event (usually morning)
    Headington Campus, Oxford
    Group size
    Maximum of 30 students
    OFSTED criteria
    Personal development
    This workshop introduces Year 7 students to a growth mindset and encourages them to think more positively.
  • Who the event is for

    Year 7 pupils who meet our widening participation criteria.

    About the event

    This is a fun and interactive workshop run by Oxford Brookes staff and Student Ambassadors, aimed at our partnership schools. We aim to introduce a love of learning while encouraging students to think more before saying they can’t do something. We'll teach the students about a ‘growth mindset’ where you believe you can achieve anything with positive thinking. 

    Activities and topics include:

    • learning with a growth mindset
    • making mistakes (overcoming an obstacle)
    • campus orienteering
    • famous failures.
  • Travel and catering

    Please see below for details

  • By coach

    A coach will be arranged for your students to the campus.

    Please arrange for the coach driver to drop you off at the B4 bus stop on the London Road (the lay-by which the Oxford Tube pulls into). This is a busy road so you should ensure your students alight from the coach as quickly as possible. On arrival you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register. At the end of the day please arrange for the coach driver to collect you from the same place, the B4 bus stop.

    Please note – there is no parking available for coaches on the day so please arrange with your coach company to park elsewhere, for example at Thornhill park and ride.

    By minibus

    If you are travelling with students in a minibus, we do have a limited number of parking spaces available. Please contact us as soon as possible if you will require this.

    On arrival at the campus you will be met by a student ambassador and taken to the main reception to register.

    Catering will be provided on the day.
  • Quotes from previous attendees…

    We sent a group of our Year 7s over in the week and we've had really positive feedback so thanks to you and your colleagues for organising this. We'll definitely be looking to book it again for next year!

    Assistant Head, Local School