Virtual Open Day Success
Wycombe Abbey hosted nearly two thousand visitors to its Online Open Day broadcast last Saturday. Along with a drone tour of the 170-acre site and 56 pieces of content on the Experience page that showcased all the departments (even the beekeeping society!), there were six live presentations with question and answer sessions, featuring staff and pupils.
The Director of Admissions, Sophie Langdale writes: ‘This was new territory for Wycombe Abbey; our first-ever online event, and a format we would like to build on and to refine. We were so pleased with the volume of interesting questions we fielded from families from all over the world, and we had the additional benefit of reducing significantly our carbon footprint.’
The live presentations included: A Welcome from the Headmistress, The Head Girl Team, Pastoral, Sixth Form, Co-curricular, and Enriching Curriculum. The view of our visitors can be seen below.
We were delighted with the event, despite the technical challenge, and have had amazing feedback:
‘We were both incredibly impressed by how happy and natural the girls were and by the real spirit of ”family” that was apparent.’
‘The open morning left both my husband and I wishing we could attend such a school ourselves!’
‘We really enjoyed the open day. Our daughter also enjoyed learning about the school and insisted on watching the Sixth form talk, even though that is 8 years away!’
‘Our daughter was hugely inspired by the tour and really enjoyed hearing the girls speak about the school.’
‘My husband and I were impressed by the virtues your pupils presented and the academic excellence they maintained.’
‘In itself, it was an advert for the school …how you pulled everything together was quite unlike anything I’d ever seen. It was so slick, brilliant, and showcased the innovation that speaks volumes about the school. Other schools have a lot to live up to.’
‘Even more impressive that this was the first time that you have held an Open Day in this format, clearly a lot of preparatory work must have gone into the production. Our daughter also watched the key sessions with the comment that she now wants to go to Wycombe Abbey immediately!’
A huge thank you to the whole Wycombe Abbey community for their contributions and support. A massive thank you from the school and the girls to Sophie Langdale and the Admissions team for a smooth, informative and brilliant event.