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’!
About: Mrs Swales
Today we went out to practise communication in a cafe environment. Everyone did very well.
as you can see, refurbishment of the bus is in full swing. The decals are almost complete, the wheels have been refurbished and the plans for the interior are completed. Our aim is to have the bus open around half term.
The reading bus has been accepted as a charity in ASDA Spennymoor for the green token scheme. Hopefully we will win and be able to fill the shelves with new books. Please support our cause!
A parent has informed us that Newcastle Airport offers a system whereby you can be allocated a lanyard if you have special needs. This is a visual for staff and fellow passengers to aid a more comfortable travel experience. Also, shoe retailer Clinkards offers a prebookable appointment system which can allow a quiet slot for a shoe fitting. Several cinemas offer quiet viewings of movies too. More details will follow in the next Oaks Oracle.
Today we acquired a very special addition to the school. Donated by ‘Go North East’ the bus will be converted into a reading zone. Watch this space for updates as the bus goes through its transformation.
Year 9 have been focussing on non-fiction texts and have used their knowledge to create an eye catching and informative display.
Today the printing group took inspiration from the painting ‘Sunflowers’ and used cardboard tubes to print flowers on canvas. I am sure you will agree how talented the group are! Next week we are off to Bowes Museum to a printing workshop.
today we had a printing class at the amazing Bowes museum. Thank you to Julia.
Today the group took inspiration from nature to print cards for Mothering Sunday. They collected foliage from the school grounds and printed their design. They also tried marbling to decorate the inside of the cards.