On 2 July we held our first alumni event inviting past students and staff who had signed up to join the newly established Burford School Association. We combined this event with the opening of our newly refurbished and re-thatched pavilion and the annual match between our 1st XI and the visiting MCC team.
The weather held and it was lovely to have some very recent alumni together with a number who had left us many years ago.
Mr Luke Ryan, Captain of the Oxfordshire Minor Counties Team, very kindly cut the ribbon on the pavilion and Mr Richard Martin, one of our Governors who has been instrumental in launching the alumni group, gave a short speech. After a tough match the MCC triumphed but everyone agreed that it had been a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to many more alumni events in the coming years.