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.
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.
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.
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!
Class 2 from Oaklands school have had success with their enterprise project. They make and sell a different type of muffin each week. They advertise, take orders and deliver the cakes around the school.
At the end of last week, they were able to donate £100 of their profits to Social Bite, the money was added to their Christmas Lunch fund.
The staff at Social Bite were delighted to receive the cheque, hand delivered by the pupils.
Merry Christmas from the nurses and the therapy base. Enjoy your holidays!
Oaklands School Christmas Show on Thursday the 15th of December at 10am. We are really looking forward to sharing our Christmas Crackers with you.
There will be enterprise products and teas and coffees after the show and also the chance to meet the Parent Council.
See you there!
We had an unannounced visit from the Care Inspectorate in October and have recently received the final report.
Two areas were graded, we received Excellent for ‘Care and Support’ and Very Good for ‘Quality of Environment’. Please see final report attached.