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03/12/21

An amazing picture of Aureus covered by a rainbow. Photo taken by our Head of Banksy, Mr Crowe. https://t.co/TqAAJ19pC5

24/11/21

Buckinghamshire New University have been into school today to work with GCSE Dance. They learned a fun new routine whilst focusing on their Musicality, Focus and Characterisation skills https://t.co/dC6K1wySOP

23/11/21

Come and join our Inclusion Team! We are recruiting for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Find out more about the role and apply online via https://t.co/1yeoIL2I9m https://t.co/qUddCvK65d

19/11/21

A very big thank you to students and staff for their donations to today from our non uniform day! We have raised over £500 for this fantastic cause 🙌 https://t.co/qLXgP4NOVp

18/11/21

We are really pleased with our lovely new reward postcards! Students are rewarded for going above and beyond in their attitude to learning, showing the Aureus values, completing an outstanding piece of home learning and many more. https://t.co/GS4ddHimuk

17/11/21

Still time to apply! Some great opportunities to join our team😀 https://t.co/1C6l0fn5o4

15/11/21

We were proud to be a part of the Didcot Remembrance Day Parade and Service yesterday afternoon. Students took part in the parade and laid a wreath on behalf of all . We will remember them. https://t.co/0hvfPkCVE4

12/11/21

Foundation Dance are preparing for the show with Miss King at the Cornerstone Arts Centre, working hard on movement memory, musicality and their posture for this dance. Remember to book your tickets or ask Miss King for more info! https://t.co/k1yJJ1Lep7 https://t.co/PoJ4y9IWGE

11/11/21

Lest we forget. For those brave souls who gave their lives, so we could live ours. A beautiful Remembrance service today at Aureus. https://t.co/12rp5jLyvB https://t.co/5NlIzhBZFP

10/11/21

We are recruiting for the following positions: ➡️ Teaching Assistant ➡️ Marketing Officer ➡️ Reprographics Officer To find out more and apply online, visit https://t.co/f6Ohwbxdci https://t.co/6sdFEADylG

09/11/21

Grace Hickman was invited to teach our GCSE dancers today in an hour long contemporary workshop, where they learned a new routine focusing on musicality skills. Our students were also able to ask Grace lots of questions about the dance industry https://t.co/HkvMLnUOS4

05/11/21

Some great results from our scientists! https://t.co/SkHXpPDNPE

05/11/21

Year 10 separate science students have been performing a neuturalisation investigation today to determine the concentration of an acid https://t.co/v7In42Ry8G

03/11/21

In French this afternoon, Year 8 have been questioning each other to find out more about each other; are they sociable, shy or active for example. As well as using the words provided, they were very keen to learn more! https://t.co/NqY23HU9rY

22/10/21

In Chemistry this afternoon, year 10 students have made copper sulfate (salt) from copper oxide (base) and sulfuric acid ⚗ https://t.co/BQnnZZYq1G

21/10/21

Calling all Year 9's! 📣We are now recruiting for The Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. If you want to find out more, come and talk to Mr Hayden and sign up before Friday 5th November. An opportunity not to be missed! https://t.co/2x08PgQdgB

20/10/21

And now we are the Bodleian library https://t.co/arStKdkBus

20/10/21

Next stop for our Scholars...The Ashmolean Museum! https://t.co/NSVdV8fRXM

20/10/21

Some of our Scholars are visiting Oxford today. First stop is a tour of Trinity College! https://t.co/wwgkbWHu8p

19/10/21

We were delighted to welcome the very talented to our school today to give a talk to our students and officially relaunch our library. Full story coming soon! https://t.co/vxFWTdb3iC

Posted on: 19/10/2021

Nicki Thornton relaunches our library

Nicki Thornton opening our libraryWe were delighted to have welcomed Nicki Thornton, an international bestselling children’s author known as the ‘Queen of magical crime’, come to visit us at Aureus.

Nicki not only read to students, she also talked to them about how to become a writer and  reopened our library, which has recently been restocked and reorganised. We have invested significantly in the library in terms of updating the books so that the newest titles are available to the community. Mrs Liptrot, our new librarian, is available to support students with their reading.

Nicki is the author of popular novels for young children including The Bad Luck Lighthouse and The Cut Throat Cafe.

Her debut novel, The Last Chance Hotel, won The Times Children’s Fiction Competition and the Ealing Junior Book Award and was translated into fifteen languages.

Her most recent novel for children, The Howling Hag Mystery, was made best book of the month by Waterstones.

Nicki, who lives in Oxfordshire, led a book talk with Year 7 and 8 students during her visit, and said: “One of the best gifts you can give any child is access to a library and the chance to become inquisitive about books and develop a love of reading. 

'It's an absolute honour to be asked to officially open the library at Aureus and meet a knowledgeable librarian ready to take every step to nurture an enthusiasm about reading books for pleasure in all the students.”

She added: “It was also wonderful to get the chance to talk to children about my love of reading and how that led to my own writing journey. 

“It's a school full of enthusiastic and smart students and I hope they will all make the most of their wonderful library.”

Mrs Murcutt, Lead Practitioner for English at Aureus, helped arrange the visit.

She is a regular visitor to the bookshop in Abingdon which Nicki used to run, and had stayed in contact with the author.

She said: “It was fantastic to welcome Nicki into our school. 

“The students were incredibly enthusiastic during her talk and had a plethora of questions to ask at the end of her session. 

“We are so excited to have reopened our library for our school community to enjoy, and to have had such a successful author cut the official ribbon.”