School to re-open
Work for GCSE and A-level students is as follows:
Triumph for U12 Rugby Team
On Tuesday 12 February, the U12 Rugby squad retained the West Oxfordshire title once again.
The tournament was held at Burford School and despite the freezing temperatures the team, captained by Orlando, went through unbeaten and without conceding a try, with AJ and Joe B being the standout performers.
Results: v Carterton – 10-0, v Henry Box – 5-0, v Woodgreen – 15-0, v Marlborough – 25-0, v CNS – 10-0
West Oxfordshire Under 12 Rugby Tournament
Consultation on Music Education
The Government is currently carrying out a consultation on Music Education.
If you would like to take part, please use the link below to access and complete the questionnaire.
A Friendly Welcome at Open Morning
The Boarding House enjoyed a successful Open Morning on Saturday 1 February, with a number of families viewing the excellent facilities available to our boarders.
Our students took part in prep, sports events and cookery during the course of the morning, whilst our Sixth Formers took the prospective new students on a tour of the school site.
Stone Gallery Competition
Our talented Year 10 Design and Technology students took park in a Product Design Competition with The Stone Gallery of Burford towards the end of last year.
Their task was to design and make a secret storage box suitable for holding a specific range of jewellery on sale in the store, with the top three products going on to be displayed in the shop itself. The Stone Gallery also offered the competition winners Amazon gift vouchers worth up to £20, while publishing an article on their work in ‘The Bridge’ magazine.
The Stone Gallery’s Tom Marshall delivered the brief and judged the final products. First place was awarded to Lucy Howarth with Mia Gorton in second place and Mascot Rai in third.
Mr Marshall was so impressed with the quality of work, that he took many more than the winning boxes back to his shop to be displayed as a celebration of the group’s fantastic efforts.
National Non-Smoking Week
The Pastoral team, aided by some of our Sixth Form students, ran a very successful Non-Smoking Week.
There were lots of visitors to the Library to see Mrs Hyde’s display on the effects of smoking on health, with many surprised to learn about the different harmful contents that make up a cigarette.
Fabulous Quiz & Curry Night
Many thanks to all those who came to support our annual ‘Quiz & Curry Night’ on Friday 17 January. It was a fabulous evening with eleven teams of up to eight Old Burfordians and staff members competing for the coveted Pie & Pint prize!
A delicious meal was provided by ‘Bilash’ situated in Carterton. Poppadoms, with all the trimmings and a choice of chicken, lamb or vegetarian curry, rice and naan bread all went down extremely well.
‘We Thought This Was Speed Dating’, triumphed on the night and will enjoy their prize at the Blanket Hall, generously donated by Ms Eleanor Martin, the Old Burfordians’ Treasurer. In second and third place were ‘The Unicorns’ and ‘The Guvners’.
Solve the mystery of The 39 Steps
Based on the 1935 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and loosely based on the 1915 adventure novel by John Buchan, The 39 Steps will be brought to you between 10 – 13 February.
While on vacation in London, Richard Hannay becomes embroiled in an international spy ring related to the mysterious 39 Steps. He quickly becomes the key murder suspect when secret agent, Annabella Smith, is killed in his apartment. Eluding the police, who are out to catch him, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of espionage, love and mystery!
Can he save himself by discovering the 39 Steps? Come and uncover the truth for yourself.
Tickets are available at ticketsource
Official trailer: youtube