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The pupil Eco group have been hard at work this term carrying out our 3rd Environmental Review. This has involved investigating all areas of the school to see how we’re doing as part of our mission to become a greener school. The Eco reps have been checking out the classrooms and school grounds, investigating how well we are doing in areas such as biodiversity, waste and sustainability. We hope to soon have our new Action Plan ready so that we can start working towards our 3rd Green Flag.

Supporting an Edinburgh Foodbank

We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Wester Hailes Foodbank run by Holy Trinity Church. A group of secondary pupils at Oaklands have been visiting regularly since August and helping to put together children’s snack bags which are then given out to families alongside their weekly food collections.

We don’t turn up empty handed either! Families and staff at Oaklands have done a fantastic job of donating items for the foodbank. We now have a permanent collection point at the front of the school where pupils, staff and visitors can drop off donations.

The foodbank is open every Tuesday at 2pm. For more information visit their website.

Wester Hailes Foodbank
Oaklands pupils helping to make children's snack bags at the foodbank.

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.