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Boccia Festival

The 17th of January 10 of our pupils headed of to Edinburgh’s Jack Kane Centre to participate in the Active Schools Boccia Festival. We joined 12 others schools from Lothian Region to experience this Paralympic sport.

Boccia is a precision target game that requires individuals or teams to score points by throwing their coloured balls onto the court and position them closer to the Jack ball than their opponents. We got the chance to participate in 8 skills stations, all tailored to teach us new skills and techniques. Everyone had a fantastic day!

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Karate sessions

Feb 3, 2017

This week S1/2 and class 4 got the opportunity to experience a karate session with Andy. Everyone had a great morning learning some karate moves and playing games. Next week look out for class 2 & 3

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Jan 24, 2017

Over the coming weeks all pupils will be given the chance to experience a karate session with Andy Elliot 5th Dan karate coach. Andy has kindly offered to come into school and share his skills with us.

Last week the Senior class and S3 had a great morning with Andy. He spent the morning teaching us to push, pull and block. We got to experience his gloves, pads and punch blocks. He did some fitness exercises and games with us. We will post photos each week look out for S1/2 and class 4 next week.

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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!)