8th January 2020

Oakwood Learning Centre Celebrate Unicef Award

Pupils and staff from Oakwood Learning Centre were delighted to learn that they have been awarded the Rights Respecting School Bronze Award from Unicef. The award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK and recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice…

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13th September 2019

An Egg-celent welcome at Oakwood View

  Young people and staff from Oakwood View Children’s Home were delighted to welcome six hens to the grounds close to the home. The new feathered friends made themselves right at home in an enclosure built by everyone and to help them settle in, young people were on hand to take care of them and put…

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8th August 2019

Duo raise money for charity

Pupils Rawdon and Kamilah from Oakwood Learning Centre have been working together to raise money for, the Bubble Foundation, a charity supporting babies born without an immune system. To raise the money and raise awareness the duo have held assemblies, completed sell-out bake sales, took part in a 14 mile sponsored walks and a three mile…

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25th July 2019

Gardeners make their mark at Oakwood

Two budding gardeners from Oakwood Children’s Home got to work to create a herb garden for everyone to use and appreciate at the home.  Shannon “Titichmash” and Kayden “Monty Don” helped to collect stones and selected some herbs to grow from a local garden centre. To add the much needed final touch, solar lights were…

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20th December 2018

Oakwood Learning Centre celebrates another stunning result

Staff and pupils are celebrating at Oakwood Learning Centre following the publication of their latest report by Ofsted. The school has been judged as outstanding in all areas again, which highlights the incredible learning environment the school offers to all of its children. The Oftsed report was glowing in praise for the learning centre, its staff…

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19th January 2018

Pupil shows support for local charity

Shannon, a pupil at Oakwood Learning Centre, recently presented a cheque to a local charity, Butterwick Hospice. The budding fundraiser handed over a cheque for £95 with English Teacher Caroline Fraser. The money was raised over the festive season where Shannon organised a Christmas Fayre selling treats to fellow pupils and staff. Well done Shannon!…

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4th January 2018

Oakwood’s ice queen

The festive period brought freezing temperatures to County Durham and a dusting of snow which quickly turned to hazardous ice. These conditions are enough to put anyone off leaving home but not Shannon, a young person who lives at Oakwood Children’s Home. The brave youngster faced the freezing weather to help staff, Jonathan and Dave to…

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1st December 2017

Oakwood’s Greek Night

Young people from Oakwood Children’s Home were transported to Greece recently in the comfort of their home. The home held a Greek-themed evening with Care Practioners, Ben Cummins taking the role as Head Chef and Anth Townsend at home in his role as Sousu Chef cooked up a traditional Greek feast. The spread was well…

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10th November 2017

Oakwood’s coffee morning with a spooky twist

Recently Oakwood Children’s Home hosted a coffee morning with a spooky twist and Home Manager Tracy Nicholson has kindly taken time out to keep us in the know. Let’s hear from Tracy about the event. “On Tuesday 31st October 2017, we organised a Community Macmillan Coffee morning in order to raise both funds for a…

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10th November 2017

Poppy appeal fundraiser does it again!

As a symbol of remembrance, the poppy reminds us of the past and the sacrifice of others. After learning about its significance last year, Jaydee, a pupil from Oakwood Learning Centre continued his efforts to raise money and awareness  for the Royal British Legion, a charity that he holds close to his heart. Taking up…

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