Call for schools

OxTrail is a unique opportunity to involve all schools and youth groups across Oxfordshire and leave no child behind. We would love every primary and secondary school across the county, both state and private, to fundraise for their local hospice and engage with a unique and fun community project by creating their own mini ox.

To get involved, you will need to commit to a fundraising target to help cover the cost of the mini ox that you get to keep afterwards and proudly display for years to come. This fundraising target will be based on pupil numbers to ensure equity across all schools, big and small. Please download the information pack for more details.

We will provide fundraising resources, advice, and support throughout, as well as a blank mini ox ready for your school to paint with your own unique design.

Register Interest Information Pack

How it works

Once you’ve joined the herd, a range of engaging and inspirational resources will be available for lesson planning.

There will also be constructive and age-appropriate resources to help children learn about the work of Sobell House Hospice.

In April 2024, an OxTrail Learning Programme workshop will give your school the tools and inspiration to help with the creation of your fabulous ox design.

Once all of the schools’ oxen are painted, they will be displayed in local herds in publicly accessible buildings for the eight weeks of the trail. Local children and staff can proudly showcase their creation alongside other local schools’, bringing fantastic engagement opportunities for everyone involved.

Reasons to get involved

Take part in a must-see event

Showcase children’s creativity

Encourage learning opportunities

Enjoy excursions and activities

Bring the school together

Support a local charity

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How other schools have benefitted

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