With Autumn nearly in full swing, we thought we'd remind ourselves of the summer - it was only a few months ago that Bloxham Primary School’s Festival 2 took place on Saturday 17th June.
It was a massive hit with pupils and parents. The Festival, which included a main stage as well as drama, art and literary tents and a line-up of 17 different show, performed from 3 pm – 9.30 pm, took place in the schools own grassy playing fields, giving it a proper ‘festival feel’.
“Oxfordshire has a thriving music scene, with Festivals like Cornbury, Wilderness and Cropedy but what’s unique about ours is that it was all for children. Over 300 children performed in different music or drama activities throughout the day. We sold over a thousand tickets and we all had a brilliant time. I couldn’t be more proud of the children or staff,” said Matthew Ingall, head teacher at Bloxham Primary School.
Bloxham is unusual as a primary school in having a specialist music teacher in the staff, and all pupils from the youngest in Foundation classes up to those in Year Six all benefit from the energy and enthusiasm of Miss Coles, whose idea it was to hold a summer Festival.