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.
The Year 10 Vocational Studies group were at the Locomotion Museum in Shildon, working in the garden this afternoon.
It was our third visit of the term, and although things still need time to grow, the flower beds are starting to look good.
We were working on four of the flower beds today. We removed some Spring bulbs from one of the flower beds which we are making into a Hosta bed. We did some weeding to the rockery garden, before planting some new plants. We weeded another flower bed, before planting some Lupins, and we dug one of the other flower beds over which we removed old plants from during our last visit.
The flowerbed are just starting to show the first signs of bloom. They will flourish in the next couple of months, as things grow and become a blaze of colour.
If you are visiting the Locomotion Museum over the summer months – please take a minute to enjoy the results of our hard work!!
Today, the Sixth Form had a Royal Wedding of their own. They have been learning about the Royal family, Prince Harry and Megan Markle. They are looking forward to the real Royal Wedding on Saturday.
Mr Lock’s family group made a chalk mural of the Mauritian flag today as part of our work about the commonwealth.
Over the last 2 lessons we have been investigating how seeds are dispersed.
We looked at how the wind moves seeds from place to place and made our own helicopter seeds using paper and a paper clip.
This morning, 11D pupils have been learning how to clean microwaves. We collected some microwaves from different classrooms, and returned them when they were sparkling clean. Some microwaves needed more cleaning than others (not wanting to name and shame, Mr Lock…!)
We went into our sensory garden to plant our lavender, we all had a feel of the lavender then a smell. We dug a hole for the lavender plant to go in, then we watered them. We all enjoyed the sunshine. Thank you to Miss Dando and her group from building our planter.
We had another busy afternoon in the Up-Cycling group today.
We finally finished the ‘horse’ kitchen stools which we were making for a member of staff.
We needed to attach the legs back onto the stools, before presenting them to another of our happy customers!
Next week – we will be starting to make our garden tea-light holders, ready for the Summer Fair.
“A SCHOOL is celebrating a top class report from the Government’s education watchdog.
The Oaks Secondary School, in Spennymoor, has been rated outstanding by Ofsted for a third time in a row after also achieving the top grade in 2010 and 2013.”
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