The Library hosts regular and varied events throughout the year. These range from author visits, to a wide range of clubs. We also host parent forums, run a lively variety of activities during Reading Week, regularly host the Oxfordshire Book Awards and Carnegie day with our local secondary schools and enjoy a grand tea party at the end of Year 7 to celebrate the achievements of some of our top Accelerated Readers.
Reports on all the events we run can to be found on the News & Events pages of the website. Click on the News & Events icon on the Home Page to keep updated. We also use the school Facebook page, our Library twitter account, Instagram and the school newsletters to keep parents and students up to date.
The Oxfordshire Book Awards
The awards were started up over 12 years ago by Burford School Librarian, Mrs Cooper. All students are welcome to take part each year. There is a ceremony held each November with schools across Oxfordshire. Participating students attend fortnightly meetings in the Library, read the shortlist and vote for their favourite title. Virtual ceremonies take place if students aren’t physically able to attend the ceremony.
Past special guests have included Patrick Ness, Michael Morpurgo, Malorie Blackman and our very own Patron of the awards Jo Cotterill. To find out more go to the Oxfordshire Book Awards website: oxfordshirebookawards.com
Creative Writing Club
Mrs Count, Assistant Librarian, hosts the Creative Writing Club at lunchtime on Thursdays, with workshops on various subjects from point of view to flash fiction to evoking emotion through setting. Now in it’s third year this is a hugely successful club to which all are welcome, including staff.