Jamie Raven surprises local pupils with magical visit
On Friday 27 January, Jamie Raven wowed pupils at St Barnabas Primary School and Rye St Antony, ahead of performing in the city at the New Theatre on 6th February.
Over the past 11 years Jamie Raven has been perfecting his craft, working as a magician around the world. His ambition was always to take magic to a wider audience and BGT finally gave him that chance. His online videos from Britain’s Got Talent have now been seen over 100 million times, making him one of the most viewed magicians in the world.
St Barnabas Primary School, Oxford was founded as a Church School in 1854 by St Barnabas Parish and is now financed by the Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with the Diocese of Oxford, which is part of the Church of England. St Barnabas School serves the community of Jericho and the area immediately to the north of the city centre, and is proud to welcome children of all nationalities and religions.
Rye St Antony is an Independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18 and boys aged 3-11 based on a beautiful 12-acre wooded site in central Oxford. Founded in 1930 by two Oxford teachers Elizabeth Rendall and Ivy King, the school celebrates its 87th anniversary in 2017. Rye St Antony prides itself on placing great value on each student as an individual alongside their academic achievements and extra-curricular activities. Rye St Antony encourages pupils to take part in the school’s decision making processes and be actively involved in a happy, purposeful and vibrant community.
Rye St Antony Deputy Head Philip Humphreys said: "We are really grateful that Jamie took time out from his busy schedule to come and speak and perform for our prep school pupils. It was a fantastic morning and the boys and girls were delighted to have the opportunity to talk to someone whose craft is admired around the world. Here at Rye St Antony, our philosophy is that every one of our pupils is an individual whose particular strengths and talents are encouraged and allowed to flourish within a supportive environment. After today's visit from Jamie, we may even have some budding young magicians in our midst!"
Jamie Raven will be returning to Oxford on February 6 to perform a brand-new live show at the New Theatre. Tickets can be purchased from the New Theatre box office on George Street, by calling 0844 871 3020 or by visiting atgtickets.com/oxford (phone and internet bookings subject to booking/transaction fee. Calls are charged at 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.).
For bookings of 10 or more, or for Equal Access bookings, please call 0844 871 3040.
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