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Oaklands School Celebrates Scottish Week

piperPupils at Oaklands School have been taking part in a range of Scottish activities this week (30/01/17).  Classes have been hearing Scottish stories and music, making their own tartans and baking Scottish products such as shortbread.  On Tuesday the 31st class S1/S2 were involved in making their very own bagpipes and invited in John Macdonald (who arrived in full tartan regalia) to play the bagpipe for them.  He played out in the school playground for a large number of pupils from across the school.  We all really enjoyed listening and dancing to the tunes!

On Wednesday pupils will take part in a Burns Supper accompanied by Burns poetry and song, tables will be decorated using tartan and other Scottish decorations.  The week will culminate with a special Scottish Assembly on Friday when classes will show off some of what they have been focusing on this week. We hope to see as many guests as possible.  Pupils are invited to wear tartan at both the Burns Supper and also the Assembly (and guests too!)

Christmas Enterprise Roadshow

This year, once again the senior class went out and about to a variety of places to sell all the beautiful enterprise products that pupils have been making in the run up to Christmas. Our hosts this year were our partners at Edinburgh University, Waverley Court and State Street. Everybody was really welcoming and we sold lots! The Roadshows are a great opportunity for senior pupils to build relationships in the community and develop valuable skills for life. We raised over £300 which is fantastic! The money we raised will go towards a special event, trip or activity for Oaklands pupils.

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Christmas Show

On Thursday the 15th of December over 100 guests attended our annual school Christmas Show. As Oaklands School is celebrating 10 years on the current site, it was decided to revisit 10 of the most popular performances from the last 10 years. Fantastic lighting, music, props and backdrops added something special to all acts. Each act was well received from the packed audience! The show was brought to a close with a lively wheelchair dance to the music of Belfast Girl and then a full audience participation dance to Merry Christmas Everyone.02.jpg

After the performance our friends from Rowanfield helped with teas and coffees and guests had the chance to sample some of the fine foods produced by Oaklands pupils as well as an opportunity to buy some of the fantastic gifts made by all classes. Guests donated money to the school and over £160 was raised! A big thanks to all who helped and supported our Christmas Show. See you next year. Have a fantastic Christmas and New Year.

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Cinderella panto

On Tuesday the 13th of December all pupils and staff from Oaklands School enjoyed a fantastic performance of Cinderella from M&M productions. In no time at all our gym and lunch hall were transformed into a magical fairytale world. Pupils were transfixed from start to finish with the lights, fantastic costumes and up to date music to dance along too. Oliver and Amanda, 2 of our very own staff, were even invited to attend the palace ball, much to the great enjoyment of everyone!  What a great morning!  We are already looking forward to next year!

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