Filmclub, does Gruesome Make-Up

On Friday 8th of March, staff from Firstlight and Filmclub visited us with Make-up artist, Laura Tallentire. Laura showed our pupils how gruesome make-up is done. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves and asked Laura many questions about her role in the T.V and Film industry and the ‘Celebs’ she has met.

Laura has many credits to her C.V, one of which is ‘the bingo heads’ on 365 Bingo which currently sponser Emmerdale.

Hope you don’t get too scared by the photos!


Reece showing off his scratch!!!

Reece showing off his scratch !!!


Sam loving his wound.

Sam loving his wound.





Disability Talent Identification Event


Year Ten yoga poses

Year ten have been practising some yoga today as part of their leisure unit in ASDAN. They have been having a go at some of the poses they found out about. These included the downward dog, mountain pose, tree pose and extended triangle pose. This was part of taking part in a challenge that they found relaxing, next week they will be attempting some circuit training.


Sedgefield Schools Partership Annual Dance Festival

The Oaks have been taking part in this annual dance festival since our school opened.
Each year we have a different theme for our dances. This year our Street Dance group, who meet every Thursday lunchtime were enthusiastic to show their moves. They all did well and thoroughly enjoyed the experience despite pre performance nerves.




Mr Louis finally finds some eggs!


Mr Louis proudly shows the eggs he collected this morning from our hens. Congratulations Mr Louis for managing to open the nesting box!

Parents Evening

Our Spring term parents’ evening will be held on Wednesday 20th March from 4pm to 5.30pm when parents can have a short meeting with their child’s teachers.

Well done everyone!

After our two fun filled days of fundraising, I’m delighted to tell you that we have raised over £900, which will be shared between Comic Relief and Unicef. Thank you to all of our pupils and staff for planning such fabulous activities and to parents for supporting us with donations. An article has been printed in The Northern Echo today.

Staff Detention for Comic Relief

Members of Staff completed their detentions without any fuss during break time .







International Feltmaker’s Magazine Article

Our textiles teacher Mrs Priest was asked to write an article for an International Feltmaker’s Magazine about the felt making that we do at The Oaks. The article was published in the March 2013 edition and displays the felt hats made after studying Mongolian felt making techniques and tribal hats by 9W pupils; Laura, Howard, and Jordan. Well done, these hats will now be viewed all over the world!

You can view the article by clicking here

Fun in the water

Here is Carl enjoying his time in the Hydro Pool with Miss Wardle. Carl has had a great week at School this week. Well done Carl!