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Third Edition of ‘Ready, Study!’ Gets Underway

Ready Study, the popular learning programme by Redwood Universal, is back for the Easter school holidays.

Ready Study helps children discover new and effective ways of learning, so they can push themselves further. Children also learn how to manage their personal development and well-being so they can improve their all-round academic performance.

The programme is open to children aged 8-17 and will focus on subjects including: study skills, reasoning, critical thinking, practical STEM exercises, Maths and English.

A team of international and local tutors deliver the content over three modular weekly sessions, starting from 1-5 April, 8-12 April, and 15-18 April respectively. Children can attend as many sessions as they wish, since the content is different each week.

Co-founder of Redwood Universal, Kweipe Bruce-Annan says: ‘Ready Study is a great way of keeping the children engaged over the holidays. They will learn transformative techniques that will make a positive impact on their studies.’

Ms Kelly, a parent whose children attended Ready Study, says: ‘I definitely recommend Redwood. I am happy with the way they teach children to apply concepts and think outside the box.’

This edition of Ready Study will be delivered in the new Redwood Universal Learning Centre at Dzorwulu, Accra from 10am-4pm each day.

For further information, telephone: 050 845 2329 or 0302 940 775 or email: hello@redwooduniversal.com 


Redwood Universal launches UK summer camp with award-winning Oxford Royale Academy on the campuses of Cambridge and Oxford universities

Redwood Universal has partnered with the award-winning Oxford Royale Academy to launch ‘Redwood Campus’, a bespoke summer camp for African children residential in colleges of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

‘Redwood Campus’ is a tailor-made programme for African students, with a blend of practical and theoretical STEM experience, analytical skills, life skills, career coaching and employer engagement, emerging STEM careers and advice on choosing A-Level subjects and selecting university courses.

Oxford Royale Academy is a market-leading provider of premium study abroad experiences. Each year, they welcome students from more than 135 countries to summer programmes with the aim of inspiring them to succeed in their future studies and careers. “We are delighted to partner with Redwood Universal for this exciting venture, which has been purpose-built to provide students from across Africa with access to an unrivalled STEM study experience. Participants will be immersed in a range of theory and topics from the worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and will gain a unique insight into future study and career pathways. Whilst doing so, they will be living, studying and learning in the environment of the best universities in the world. We see this as a tremendous opportunity for the students not only to learn, but also for them to represent themselves, their country and their continent to our international student community”, says Daniel Roberts, Business Development Manager at Oxford Royale Academy.

Co-Founder of Redwood Universal, Kweipe Bruce-Annan, says: “STEM offers children the most rewarding careers. However, they cannot achieve their full potential or compete in an increasingly global market without a blend of skills and engagement with emerging themes. We have worked with Oxford Royale Academy to create an academic programme that addresses the needs of African children, on the campuses of two of the world’s leading universities. This is a proud moment for Redwood Universal.”

The summer camp runs from 14 July – 3 August 2019 and is open to children aged 15-17 across Africa. This complements the Redwood Campus at Kingham Hill School for 11-14 year olds.

For more information, visit: www.redwooduniversal.com or telephone +233 (0)50 845 2329.


Redwood Universal launches UK summer camp at prestigious Kingham Hill School

Redwood Universal has partnered with the prestigious Kingham Hill School in England, to launch ‘Redwood Campus’, a bespoke summer camp for African children. ‘Redwood Campus’ is a tailor-made programme for African students, with a blend of practical and theoretical STEM experience, soft skills and life skills.

Kingham Hill School is an independent boarding school in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, with a strong Christian ethos. Set within its own idyllic 100-acre estate, Kingham Hill is renowned for its top-class learning and leisure facilities. In 2017, the Telegraph newspaper listed Kingham Hill as “Top Small Independent School” for highest A-Level results.

Children will spend two weeks being inspired by STEM through practical, hands-on experience in world-class facilities. Led by Kingham Hill School staff, they will spend time exploring the DT (Design and Technology) and Science labs where they will gain familiarity and build confidence in STEM. Children will also take part in field trips that bring STEM to life. In addition, they will also be taught essential soft skills and life skills and have use of the leisure and sports facilities on campus.

Reverend Nick Seward, Headmaster of Kingham Hill School says, ‘Kingham Hill School has an excellent reputation for academic rigour, placing 3rd of all schools in Oxfordshire last summer for value added at A-Level. STEM subjects are the most popular for our Sixth Form with a great number going on to related degrees at Russell Group universities every year.’

Co-Founder of Redwood Universal, Kweipe Bruce-Annan, says: “STEM offers children the most rewarding careers. However, they cannot achieve this if they are not inspired by STEM, encouraged with holistic learning experiences, and motivated to achieve more. We have worked with Kingham Hill School to create a unique programme that addresses the needs of African children. This is a proud moment for Redwood Universal.”

The summer camp runs from 14 July – 27 July 2019 and is open to children aged 11-14 across Africa. This complements the Redwood Campus at the campuses of the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford for 15-17 year olds.

For more information, visit: www.redwooduniversal.com or telephone +233 (0)50 845 2329.


REDWOOD UNIVERSAL KIDS DONATE TO OSU CHILDREN’S HOME

Children who attended Redwood Universal’s most recent Ready Study programme, have donated Ghs 1,000 worth of goods to the Osu Children’s Home in Accra. The children chose to raise funds for a charity of their choice, through a bake sale and invited family and friends to support their efforts.

The Ready Study programme developed by Redwood Universal, helps children to discover new, and fun ways of learning, so they can push themselves further. This includes study skills, personal development, well-being, STEM and the importance of becoming active and positive members of their community.

Funds raised from the bake sale were used to purchase and donate goods including nappies, detergents, toothpaste and sanitary items.

The presentation to the Osu Children’s Home was led by children from the Redwood Universal Youth Advisory Board and staff.


Ready Study Summer Edition 2018

Our Ready Study Summer edition took place in August, with record numbers of children in attendance!

Over the course of two weeks, children drawn from mix of cultures and local and international schools, honed their study and writing skills, developed their verbal and non-verbal reasoning skills, and got hands-on with STEM, with a variety of fun and practical experiments.

The children also had fun with Scriptures through a range of exciting activities. They learned the importance of giving back to society, and as a result, raised over Ghs 1,000 for charity, through their own bake sale!

Ready Study is a product of Redwood Universal, focusing on the development of study skills, personal development and well-being for children, to help them achieve more!

See Ready Study in action here

 


BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD LAUNCHED

 

Our Business Advisory Board is now in operation!  We are privileged and honoured to have seven consummate and accomplished professionals who were excited about our purpose enough, to join our Business Advisory Board.

Redwood Universal is a young company that stands to benefit, grow and learn from the wealth of experience our Advisory Board members have.  This includes: business development, programme design and management, financial planning and operations.  The Business Advisory Board will also engage the Youth Advisory Board to gain insights and feedback from young people, all aimed at improving the overall performance for Redwood Universal.

 Business Advisory Board members serve for a period of two years.


YOUTH ADVISORY BOARD LAUNCHED!

Our Youth Advisory Board held its first meeting on Saturday 23 June and we couldn’t be more excited!

11 tweenagers and teenagers from a cross-section of both local and international schools, take pride of place on this Board.  They occupy one of the most important positions of governance at Redwood Universal: advising and providing feedback to our Business Advisory Board.

“We can’t have children as the core focus of our business without involving them in the process.  As parents and adults, we naturally believe that we know what’s best for children and in many ways, we do.  However, there are insights about children that only children can provide,” says Carmen Bruce-Annan, Founder of Redwood Universal.  “The Youth Advisory Board will advise how to make our programmes and services more engaging, impactful and useful for children.”

Youth Advisory Board members serve for a period of two years.


PAYMENT JUST GOT EASIER ONLINE!

 

Customers can now use a credit or debit card to pay securely for Redwood services online.  The online payment service is available now through the Redwood Universal website.

Online payment has been introduced to give customers more choice and convenience.  “We lead increasingly busy lives and it’s important to maximise our time.  Payments is one such area.  There is no need to divert our time visiting institutions and queuing to make transactions, when we can manage payments wherever we are, with a just a few clicks,” says Carmen Bruce-Annan, Founder of Redwood Universal.  “Technology has made online payments easier all over the world, and there’s no reason why our customers should not have that option.”

Online payments can be made through the ‘Book Now’ section of the Redwood website here.  Once the booking form is completed and the ‘pay online’ option is selected, customers will be automatically directed to the online payment platform.

This complements other payment options available for customers, including mobile money and bank deposits and transfers.


30 CHILDREN ATTEND GHANA’S FIRST READY STUDY PROGRAMME

Our first Ready Study progamme for children took place from 9 – 13 April 2018.

Ready Study helps children discover fun ways of learning so they can push themselves further. The programme was attended by 30 children aged 8-15, who were taught subjects including: effective revision strategies, time management, critical thinking, memory techniques, managing stress and the importance of faith in all we do.

This programme is a milestone for Redwood Universal in two ways: it’s our first product launch and the first programme of its kind in Ghana, to combine study skills, personal development and well-being management and techniques for children.

Carmen Bruce-Annan, Founder and CEO for Redwood Universal says: “I realised through my own children, that though they spend lots of time studying for homework and exams, they had no structures or clear techniques to manage their learning. They also needed much more than just studying the raw material to be successful learners; they had to understand other things, including how to manage distractions and plan their time. Taking a step back, I could also see clearly that exam time especially, was a stressful time for children. As parents, we need to recognise what our children go through, and provide them with strategies, tips and techniques that help them succeed. This was the inspiration for the Ready Study programme.”

Redwood Universal is committed to inspiring children to fulfil their destiny, through creating an appetite for STEM, developing thinkers and doers and helping parents to coach and develop their children to be their best.