Oakleigh House School is 100 years old and to celebrate this milestone a number of different events throughout the year were organised.
Events commenced in January with activities including an art project, a decades dressing up day, a whole school centenary lunch party and an amazing Open Day and fair. At the start of this academic year all the pupils received a special centenary coin to mark the occasion and this was followed by a concert in the Great Hall and culminated in a Centenary Diner.
Thank you to all who helped us celebrate the proud history of our school at one (or all) of our events. It’s was a fantastic opportunity to visit the school and see how much it has changed over the years, catch up with old friends and chat with the current staff about life at school now.
Over the last 12 months, parents and pupils have been fundraising for two local charities Maggies and Latch. With the monies raised through a Year 5 Enterprise Challenge, a Year 6 cake sale, raffles and an auction an amazing £3,700 has been donated.
All the pupils from Nursery to Year 6 took part in an art project to commemorate the centenary.
Each pupil decorated a canvas with an acorn. Nursery 1 used their handprints and this was followed by each year group using different techniques and mediums.
Later in the year a group of pupils worked with clay and made two Totem Poles which depict the history of the school and include reference Cwmdonkin Park and Dylan Thomas.
All artwork can be viewed in school.
We held our first Saturday open day in June and combined this with our annual summer fair.
There were lots of stalls, including the Year 5 Enterprise Challenge – This involves the pupils working together in teams to come up with a business plan to make money for the school’s nominated charities.
We were delighted to welcome over 450 people to this event and are now planning for the next one in 2020.
Why not come along and join in the fun.
On Friday, 13th September all the pupils from Year 1 to Year 6 travelled to the Great Hall, Swansea Bay Campus to perform in front of a sell out audience.
A snapshot of the concert can be viewed below.
On Saturday 19th October we held our Centenary Dinner at the National Waterfront Museum.
We were delighted to welcome both current and past parents and pupils to this event.
We were entertained by Magician Cameron Walsh and the Soul’d Out Band who were fantastic and got everyone on the dance floor.
Mr Frank Bothwell, owner of Thomas Franks, our catering company, kindly agreed to auction the fabulous donations and did an amazing job helping the school to raise money for our nominated charities.