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!
This afternoon the group were working together playing games. Then we got on the bus and chatted as if we were passengers. The group’s aim is to build communication and social skills.
The school is having a tidy of the inside library, which may explain why students have been going home with bags full of books. If parents know of any charities that would like second-hand books-mostly non-fiction please contact the school.
Year 7 received their free Book Buzz books today and were the first students to use the ‘Go Read Bus’. As you can see from the photos, they were thrilled with their books and the bus. There are a couple of finishing touches to add to the bus before its grand opening in January. The books are provided by Book Trust for a small charge to the school who gives them to students to encourage reading for pleasure. The students all said they were going to read the books over the Christmas break. They said the bus was ‘cool’!