Two Pieces of Exciting News from Sevenoaks School
New appointment – Head of Entrepreneurship
Sevenoaks School, one of the world’s leading IB schools, has appointed a Head of Entrepreneurship, Julie Redding, to work full time at the school, and to lead the new Institute of Entrepreneurship. Julie is an experienced entrepreneur, and has run businesses in Chile and South America for over 10 years. Students are enjoying a new varied programme of entrepreneurial activities, providing them with new commercial skillsets, opportunities to create business ideas, business plans and chances to present to prospective investors. In the last few months students have launched business plan competitions, visited the Microsoft Accelerator, run a TedX Youth event, participated in an entrepreneurial film-making competition and enjoyed a number of social enterprise events. External entrepreneurial speakers are also speaking at the school about their experiences (including Karren Brady from The Apprentice), and the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur, and starting businesses.
Art exhibition – OXO Tower
Our Upper Sixth IB artists recently exhibited their work in London at the Oxo Bargehouse, a large gallery space in a central location on the Thames.
Work ranging from enormous sculptures and tradition ceramic vessels to projected digital work and installations underlined the ambition and independence of the students’ creativity. This year’s cohort have collected an impressive range of offers for creative degree courses after Sevenoaks, including Fine Art at Oxford to Architecture at the Pratt Institute, New York.