About: Mrs Swales
All of our year 7 receive a free book to take home to inspire them to become better readers. Reading is a very important skill and Book Buzz is Just one of the initiatives at The Oaks to support reading.
A delegation from Zimbabwe visited the UK this week. Ishmael, a head from a special school, spent time at The Oaks today. He was very impressed with the facilities, the teachers and the students. There was a goodbye afternoon tea as they travel back to Africa tomorrow. Ms Swales will visit Zimbabwe next year to visit Ishmael’s school for the hearing impaired. The project is linked to Rights Respecting Schools and a way of sharing good practice and for our students to visualise themselves as Global Citizens working together for each other and the globe.
Amy, who is an actor and dancer from the West End in London travelled up to give a workshop to year 7. The workshop was called ‘Bringing Books to Life’ and the book was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Students used gesture and facial expression to act and dance key scenes from the story.
The students had a fabulous time today with the author Adam Bushnell.
today the group visited McDonald’s to order a snack and chat. They did really well!
Dear parents and carers
The Oaks have secured a collection at Tesco stores in Bishop Auckland, Newton Aycliffe and Darlington main stores. If you shop there please get a token and pop it in the collection marked ‘The Oaks’ – Go Read Bus!
The Friday afternoon communication group have worked really hard to design and make board games with the theme of being a good communicator. They finally had the opportunity to try them today.