Bright lights at Burford School

BurfordschoolBeauty and the Beast-March2019-026The dates are set, the cast selected and everyone is wildly excited to see the Arabian tent booked for the show. From cast to crew, drummers to production, those taking part are wrapped in a whirl of mystical stories and magical characters, exotic dances and Eastern magic. Rehearsals for this term’s production of Arabian Nights are underway, well underway if the photo of Ascott’s Greg Woods is anything to go by!

Burford School received Arts Council England’s highest award of Platinum last year and continues to offer a wide range of arts-based opportunities. Alongside the high academic standards achieved, opportunities to get involved in the rolling programme of artistic and creative events see students developing a rich set of additional skills; skills they will find of value in the wider world.

Last term we welcomed many ‘theatre goers’ from the Wychwoods to our staging of the Broadway musical, Beauty & the Beast. Support from family, friends and the local community is so important for young people who are stepping out of their comfort zone to try something new. Our thanks go to all those who attended. To be sold out across all six performances provides our students with the encouragement to take on more challenges in the future.

But it’s not just performance that’s keeping everyone busy. In the Art Department , our Artist in Residence has been guiding and encouraging students with projects throughout the year. Last year Harry Barker, a fine art painter, took on the role and this year is the turn of Kamil Lange, a sculptor. Both artists have been members of the school themselves, so it’s encouraging for the current students to see where art can lead.

Do join us in the Arabian Tent from 24-26 June or for our OPEN EVENING on Thursday 19th September 2019 from 16:30-19:30.

Sarah Duckworth
Marketing Manager
www.burford.oxon.sch.uk

June-July 2019