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Pegasus Reigns Supreme for Oaklands!

Fantastic News! Class 2 has won 2nd Prize in the National Galleries School Art Competition (out of over 8000 entries)!

The theme for the competition was ‘Hair, Fur and Feathers’ and all pupils have been enjoying working together doing lots of printing, painting and collage work to create ‘Pegasus’ a large collage piece.

The winning entries will be framed and displayed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern ONE from 28th May to 16th September 2018. 

Winning pupils and their guests are invited to the prize-awarding ceremony on Saturday 23rd June.

We cannot wait to see it framed and hanging in the Art Gallery.

We hope as many of our Oaklands friends as possible will manage to view the art work in pride of place in the gallery.

Well done to all in Class 2!

Angela, Expressive Arts Teacher (and general Oaklands arts guru!)


MOVE day 2018


Today, Oaklands pupils and staff celebrated another wonderful year of MOVE.

We held a fantastic circus themed extravaganza featuring acts such as: Lion Tamers, Silly Clowns, Strongmen, Ballet Dancers and Acrobats to name a few!

Blythe and Ross did a brilliant job as our Ringmasters, introducing each act in style.

A variety of MOVE skills were on show with pupils moving as independently as possible in their own unique way using walkers, standing frames and bikes.

The MOVE programme, led by our dedicated physio, Anke and her MOVE team is a hugely valuable programme that many of our young people participate in on a daily basis. The Oaklands Circus was the perfect way to celebrate all the pupils have achieved this year.

Thank you to everyone for the hard work and effort put into making the Oaklands Circus a success. Feedback from our audience was extremely positive!

As you may know, Oaklands is already a certified Centre of Excellence for MOVE. This accolade alongside all the fundraising that has been going on for our Innowalk campaign is a true reflection of the wonderful Oaklands community and the great things we can achieve together.
Photos to follow…..

Virtual Marathon Festival 2018

Our Virtual Marathon Journey is most definitely over.
For those of you who were unable to attend the medal ceremony on Friday, the fantastic news is that we raised over £3500 due to the amazing commitment and generosity of the marathon participants.
We’ve had many messages of support and in total we had over 220 people participate.
Many, many thanks to everyone and please see photo below of just a few of our virtual marathon participants as they received their medals! Well done to all!




Egg-cited about Easter

We hope all of our children, young people and their families enjoy their Easter/Spring break.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 17th of April .

Good luck to those of you who have signed up for the Virtual Marathon Festival.

Enjoy your eggs-ercise!


Ready, Steady, Goooooooooooooooo!!!!

It’s time to get your walking/running/hopping/jumping shoes on for the Oaklands Virtual Marathon!

Annie, (our wonderful Speech and Language Assistant), has put in a power of work to get it up and running and we now have a Facebook page on which you can upload your photos.


  1. Confirm you want to take part by either emailing by 27th March (but we can stretch this for any latecomers!), confirming your name and the best way to contact you. (email, text, through a school pupil/member of staff, some other way) or completing and returning the attached slip.
  2. Make your donation by either:
  3. Transferring £10 to the school fund:

Account Name – Oaklands School Fund

Sort Code – 83-18-47

Account – 00645489

ensuring that the reference is “VMF plus your name” (eg VMF Preston); or

  1. Handing £10 in to the school, with the slip attached.
  2. Once your donation has been received, you will receive confirmation that you are part of the challenge.
  3. Complete the 26.2 miles between 28th March and 22nd April, and keep track of it. Use your Fitbit, a mobile app, or any other creative way you can think of!
  4. Confirm that you have completed the distance.
  5. On receiving confirmation, you will receive an Oaklands VMF medal!