Sixth Form girls vist local BMW Mini plant and Daws Hill vineyard

Girls in the Sixth Form recently participated in two days of enrichment activities organised as part of the Carrington Award.

The girls visited the BMW Mini plant in Oxford for a behind-the-scenes look at the modern process of car production. The whole process was explained, from thousands of different parts arriving at the factory to the finished car driving out. Over 500 robots could be viewed producing each car to a unique customer specification.

The challenges faced by more traditional businesses were examined during tours of the local Daws Hill vineyard and winery. Pupils were given a fascinating overview of the process of sparkling wine production.

Back at school, the girls benefited from an introduction to self-defence techniques, as well as training in financial independence and managing money matters at university.

There was also the opportunity to explore the history and art of Waddesdon Manor and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the house’s grounds.