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Oaklands wins at the edinburgh festival!

We are absolutely delighted to let you know that a group of pupils at Oaklands have won the award for ‘Most Impactful Film’ as part of the Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition.

The Oaklands film, Who We Are, made as part of our Our Edinburgh programme last year was enrolled into this year’s Edinburgh and Lothians Schools Film Competition, which runs as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The film was made by Beech and Spruce Classes and their staff teams and explored life in Edinburgh for young people at Oaklands.

You can watch the short film by following the link below.


oaklands christmas show!

Spreading a little Christmas joy your way, Team Oaklands style!

I’m sure you’ll want to watch the whole show, but if you’re looking for someone in particular, here is a breakdown of the show and its times

Intro and PINE Class ‘The Owl Flies High – Shadow Puppets’

9.50 ASPEN Class ‘Sky Full of Stars’

16.16 WILLOW Class ‘Snowflake Dance’

21.49 HOLLY Class ‘Watch out for the Snowballs!’

26.16 BEECH Class ‘Vivaldi’s Raging Storm’

31.35 ROWAN Class ‘The Winter Trees’

36.26 LITTLE ACORNS ‘The Dance of the Owlettes’

42.30 Thanks

Farewell from Music Meg

We were so sad to say goodbye to our wonderful Music Meg yesterday as she moves on to her next adventure, closer to home, in Devon.

Meg’s influence and talent has impacted on all our lives over the last three years and we will miss her so much.

From our first ever Oaklands School choir and their performances at the Queen’s Hall, to wonderful projects on The Lion King with Disney and the world’s most insanely catchy tunes, which are heard ringing out from every classroom at Oaklands!



In true Meg style, she’s left us with a song, which we thought you might enjoy.


100 followers! VIDEO

We have achieved a new followers record! We have 100 followers now.

Thanks for your support.

To celebrate it we want to share a lovely video with all of you. This is a video that we made last year for the Edinburgh “Awfey Huge Variety Show”. See what we can do in our amazing and modern city!

We’ve done it! Oaklands gets 2 Innowalks!!

Innowalk update

Innowalk fundraise #WalkTallWithOaklands

We have had a very successful trial of the Innowalks over the last 4 weeks. 20 pupils had the opportunity to experience this amazing piece of equipment and every one of them showed great pleasure in being able to walk.  The distance individual pupils covered ranged from 300 meters to 7,700 meters, which will all count towards their Daily Mile.

The Innowalk has given pupils the opportunity to exercise on their own. STV came to our school to do a feature on the Innowalks at Oaklands!  This started our fundraising appeal towards our dream of owning two Innowalks (a small one and a large one).  If we succeed, we will be the first school in Scotland to have them!

We need your help to make this dream come true by raising £70,000. Please share this with as many people as you can. Many thanks!

The school has set up a justgiving page. CLICK HERE TO DONATE!


More information about the Innowalk Pro can be found on the website:


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