Bloxham art students have sculpted a term overflowing with achievements in a range of competitions.

Congratulations to a number of students who will be showcasing their talent at the prestigious Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as part of the Young Art Oxford competition, an annual fund-raising art exhibition open to all pupils of Oxfordshire schools from Reception to Year 9. It is a wonderful opportunity for young aspiring artists to have their work judged by well-known professionals and artists and to be exhibited.

Among the group of exhibiting artists is Miller J., whose exceptional work received a Highly Commended award. Matilda H., alongside nine other remarkable artists including Evan C., Fran B., Josh H., Freddie C., Joseph W., Hunter A.-B., Anna H., Joe W., and Isaac E., were also commended for their talents.


Adding to the artistic celebrations, Freddie B.-J. has won the national ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition, showcasing his poignant artwork that confronts issues of racism head-on. The competition, organised by the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity, recognised Freddie’s impactful contribution in the years 7-9 category, earning him an invitation to the prestigious awards ceremony at Molineux Stadium on July 4th, where he will be accompanied by his family.


Meanwhile, Miruna’s oxen design has won the public vote, securing its place as the Bloxham School representative painted ox for OxTrail 2024. More than 180 Bloxham entries were submitted from Exham and Third Form students, with 25 shortlisted for exhibition in the Small Dining Room. Currently, Miruna is meticulously bringing her vision to life on the sculpture, assisted by Mollie H.-B.

Upon completion, the ox will join an impressive herd of 80 others on exhibition in Oxford and around the county starting June 28th, raising money for Sobell House Hospice. We have been fundraising for the charity throughout the year to support OxTrail and have raised over £1,000 for this fantastic cause.