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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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Jeans for Genes

It was ‘Jeans for Genes Day’ on Friday 23rd September. As a school we supported this fundraising event which raises money for a range of initiatives that improve the quality of life of children affected by genetic disorders. All the staff and pupils were encouraged to pay a pound and ‘Overdo it in Denim’!

logoThe Nursery Class worked very hard visiting the whole school to collect all the money from our friends.

We raised a total of £130.02!

A fantastic effort by everyone. Thank you very much and well done!

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Gardening Scotland

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Exciting news!
The nursery celebrated great success on Friday when their entry not only achieved a gold rosette in the Gardening Scotland planter competition, but also won second place in the schools category. The theme of the exhibit was Goldilocks and the Three Bears and the children had planted bowls, ‘beds’, and chairs (which were kindly made for us by pupils at Craigroyston Community High School) to represent the main parts of the story. Very well done to all the nursery children and staff for their hard work. Exciting news!