Radley College is pleased to sponsor The Oxford Times’ Bright Ideas – a competition celebrating creativity in Oxfordshire. Children in Years 4 and 5 from local primary schools are invited to unleash their imagination and respond to the theme of Keys. The idea behind the competition is to uncover talent within the communities in Oxfordshire and create awareness around funded places at Independent Schools. 

Oxford-born celebrity Jamie Laing (200X, B), known for his roles in Made in Chelsea and Strictly Come Dancing, and as the founder of Candy Kittens, will judge. Jamie expressed his excitement: “Children have the best ideas, and I’m thrilled that the Oxford Times and my old school are joining forces to champion creativity in Oxford. I can’t wait to see all the entries!”

Participants can submit stories, poems, songs, videos, designs, artworks, or games that resonate with them personally. Shortlisted entries will be invited to a presentation morning at Radley College on June 29th, where the winner will receive a trophy and £100 voucher.

John Moule, Warden, remarked: “Radley is very pleased to support Bright Ideas. Oxford is probably the most famous city in the world for education and a natural home for innovation and creativity. This competition helps to cement that status and I know that Year 4 and Year 5 children across the county will rise to the challenge. I am looking forward to welcoming the shortlisted entrants to Radley College at the end of June.”

Andrew Colley, Editor of the Oxford Times, shared: “We are absolutely delighted to be launching this new competition for children across Oxfordshire. Creativity is one of the most crucial skills for children to develop so we are proud to be championing it through Bright Ideas. I encourage parents and teachers to spread the word and help to show Jamie Laing that Oxfordshire has the most creative children in the UK!”

Entries are due by May 24th with winners announced in The Oxford Times.