Jumping for Charity Reminder…

It’s not every day that you get to jump out of a plane. But that is what our staff member Alex is doing on the 1st June in Nottinghamshire.He is raising money for the charity Place2Be – a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK […]

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Introducing our new residents…..

The staff at Oakwood welcomed two lovely ladies from Hens for Hire last week….Miss J and Miss M. They will be residing at the school for the next 12 months. All our staff participated in training with Claire Peach from Hens for Hire, during which they were shown how to handle the hens, plus how […]

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Donating to Ukraine…..

Oakwood Community School has been collecting donations to go to the Vita History Foundation who have been driving into different towns in Ukraine and dropping off supplies. Thank you to Eurokey Recycling Group for making it happen so efficiently. We will continue to try and support the people of Ukraine in any way we can.

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Our STEM winners….

During Oakwood’s recent STEM day we set our pupils the tasks of building bridges and creating shelters. They were judged on their creations and we are happy to announce the winners were…… Best Structured Bridge: Class 2 Best Tent (waterproof and durable): Class7 Best Tent Design: Cedarwood Best Comedy Tent: Class 4 We think they […]

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Developing Teamwork and transferable skills…….

As part of our recent STEM day we set our pupils the task of building bridges. We told them to imagine they were working for a major engineering company, where there was a competition to build a bridge across a local gorge. The winning company would win a huge contract, a financial bonus and their […]

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Developing Teamwork and transferable skills PART 2…….

For a second task as part of our recent STEM day we set our pupils the task of building a shelter. Working as a team students had to build a shelter that could house at least 2 team members and protect them from the wind, rain and sun. Each team could use any of the […]

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Developing teamwork skills…

There’s very little we do in life that doesn’t need the support of others to be truly successful, so developing teamwork skills at an early age is a useful thing to do. As part of helping our young people develop their skills in this area we held a STEM day at Oakwood on the 31st […]

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Jumping for Charity!

It’s not every day that you get to jump out of a plane. But that is what our staff member Alex is doing on the 1st June in Nottinghamshire. He is raising money for the charity Place2Be – a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in […]

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Improving mental wellbeing…..

At Oakwood School as well as academic tuition we also support and care for our pupils mental wellbeing. Part of that process involves trips outside of the school environment and classroom, so that pupils can learn about their wider environment and discover the benefits of techniques such as mindfulness and meditation. Recently Class 4 went […]

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Making a short journey out…..

The final element of Class 7’s horticulture adventure, started with them making a trip to Dobbies Garden Centre! They were responsible for selecting and paying for the flowers they wanted using the school credit card. On returning to the school with their garden purchases, the pupils set about planting the flowers they chose, and making […]

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Baking Wonderful Treats….

Here we have one of our pupils, Calum, channeling his inner star baker and creating these fantastic vanilla cupcakes. The cupcakes are topped with buttercream icing and finished with a selection of chocolates. If they taste as good as they look then they are sure to go down an absolute treat!

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Outdoor Art class……

Here are some lovely photos of our Class 7’s trip to Bradgate Park. The purpose of the trip was for the pupils to do some sketching. We looked at the beautiful surroundings and chose a main focal point to sketch. The pupils really enjoyed developing their skills and really welcomed the opportunity to sketch outside. […]

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