About: Mrs Swales

More photos from Zimbabwe

We visited many schools such as Stanley, bumburwi, Lundi Park, St. Paul’s and our partner school, Jairos Jiri Nara centre for the deaf.

Hello from Zimbabwe

Hi everyone at The Oaks, I’m having a great time visiting schools in Zimbabwe. The students are very friendly and enjoy learning.

National storytelling week

Share stories, read stories, create stories. Running from 1st to 8th February…your local library will be holding lots of activities.

After school club

Today the group used stencils and their fingertips to print a pattern

Printing club

Today we used sandpaper and crayons to create a picture which was then ironed (by Mrs Sands) on to fabric. It worked quite well.


Today we went to the services as there are a variety of shops and cafes to visit. Everyone managed to choose a snack and pay for it using excellent manners. They were perfect representatives of The Oaks.

After school club

Today we made string block prints. We will get a certificate in printing skills at the end of the course.

Anniversary of the Go Read bus

Can you believe it is a year since the Go Read officially opened?  We held a small get together to celebrate, we had cake and red wine fizz …non alcoholic of course!

The bus gets used every day for reading,  on Fridays the brass band practise there and thanks to a recent TESCO and Groundwork donation we have purchased heaters, a dehumidifier and are planning to fit new flooring to smarten the interior up.  

Friday social communications

The group decided to go to McDonald’s to order a snack and chat with staff and friends.  They all did really well looking at the menu and asking for what they wanted.

After school club

Tonight we made monoprints using tin foil as the printing block.  We hadn’t tried this before and had good fun squishing the paint around.