If you have younger children you may be interested to know that there will be a Santa’s Grotto at Four Clocks Church in Bishop Auckland on Saturday 24th November, 1st December, 8th December and 15th December which will be open from 11. 30 am – 1 30 pm. The tea rooms will be open for refreshments 11 00 am – 2 00 pm and there will also be lots of craft stalls and a special visitor. Admission into the Grotto will be £1.50p including present.
As part of Macmillan’s ‘Big Coffee Morning’ event, staff at The Oaks went head to head in a cake making ‘bake off’. Mr Davis judged the competition, he will have to work the calories off in the gym later!
Pupils were able to buy a slice from the cake of their choice afterwards as well as participate in our organised non-uniform day. Many of our pupils and staff wore green to show their support for the Macmillan charity.
The girls in our very own ‘Bead Club’ have been very busy lately creating poppy brooches. All profits made from the sale of these were donated to ‘The British Legion’. We donated £40.50.
Macmillan Cancer Support recently organised the ‘World’s largest coffee morning’. The schools Elm house group arranged their own coffee morning to support this event and raised £29.30. A big thank you to all who helped and attended.
Our hens have been busy laying eggs since the first one was discovered last week. Yesterday we discovered the sixth egg and had enough for our first box. The first box was presented to Mrs Ross who had correctly guessed when the first egg would be laid in our guess the date competition. Future boxes will be sold to students and staff to help raise money to pay for the hens food and upkeep.
This morning when we went to feed the chickens we discovered that one of them had laid their first egg! We hope it is the first of many.
Back in May we were lucky enough to see Chicks hatching from their eggs here in school. We decided to keep 3 of those chicks. The chickens are now in their new home here in the school gardens. Over the summer holidays Mr White built a new pen for them to live in and we are now eagerly awaiting their first eggs. You can see some photos of them on the photo section of the website!
Comenius delegates recently visited their partner school St Augustines in Clontuskert, Ireland