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Harvest Celebration

Harvest was celebrated in style this year at Oaklands. We had a special assembly where we discovered what harvest was and sang some lovely songs. School Chaplin, Gayle Taylor, came along and played some music on her guitar for us which we really enjoyed. Each class brought along items for the food bank. We took turns coming out to the huge harvest table at the front of the hall and putting the items on top of it. By the end of assembly, the table was completely filled with lots and lots of donations!

Oaklands School collected massive amounts of stuff including; biscuits, coffee, wipes, pasta, soup and tins of beans.A few days later, a small group of pupils took the bus across town to the food bank. Here we met up with the volunteers who helped us unload all our donations and take them into the warehouse. Inside there were really high shelves filled with boxes of donations. Our next job was to help weigh our donations using a big scale on the ground. We were told that our donations would be used to help at least 7 families in Edinburgh, fantastic! A big thank you to everyone who donated items and a big well done to the pupils for doing such a great job at the food bank.

We hope to make another visit to the food bank at the end of November. In the meantime, if you would like to donate anything else, Oaklands is a collection point and items can be handed in to the trolley in the reception area of the school.


Lothian Disability Swimming Galas

We have had an exciting start to this term with lots of good swimming happening. With TEAM OAKLANDS taking part in two Lothian Disability Sports Swimming Galas. In Mercat Gait Leisure Centre, Prestonpans.

We were delighted at being given the opportunity to participate. Seam Smiles, Cameron Orr and Ben Holmes represented the school at these events. We spent several weeks practicing for it in our weekly swimming sessions at Ainslie Park. All our swimmers swam 25m in an aided race.

The first race was Ben in the 25m freestyle. He did well, with an entry time of 02.10.46. With lots of encouragement from the other participants, all of whom were chanting his name he managed to get a new PB. Next up were Cameron and Sean with their parents up in the gallery cheering them on both boys swam well. They too had the whole of the other participants cheering them on and chanting their names.

This was a brilliant achievement and all three boys were proud of their medals. We are looking forward to our next event in November. Well done to everyone taking part and a big thank you to Oliver and Amy for all their support and giving up their time at a weekend.

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Fire Brigade visit Oaklands

The secondary department had a wonderful visit from Crewe Toll Fire station in connection with their community themed topic. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed meeting the firemen, exploring the engine and most of all using the hose and listening to the siren. We would like to thank our visitors for their kindness and willingness to engage with our pupils. We hope you like the photos.

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