Eco Council: News items

Macmillan Coffee and Tea Afternoon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 6th Oct 2019 @ 9:31am

What a fantastic afternoon drinking tea and coffee and eating cake. Most importantly though, raising £450 for an amazing charity. Oakdene were proud to be part of the worlds biggest coffee morning! Thank you to everyone who supported us with cake donations and for those who could join us for the event. 

Oakdene Moveathon, by Miss Barlow

Date: 10th Mar 2019 @ 6:44pm

We did it! 90 minutes of non-stop moving from Oakdene. What a brilliant ideas from School Council to raise money for Comic Relief. Our children have been amazing today. Some absolutley fantastic dance moves! 

Shoebox Appeal 2018 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 1:41pm

A huge thank you to everyone who dontaed to this year's St Helen's Rotary Shoebox Appeal. We donated 70 boxes in total which is just fantastic!

Battery Hunt! , by Miss Barlow

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 3:03pm

We have had an amazing response to the Big Battery Hunt collection. Our battery bin has been inundated with batteries to recycle. A huge well done to all our pupils for taking part. A special metion to Alex in Year 6 who made an extra effort to spread the recycling message. He put posters up in his mum and dad's work place. He even put a message up on his grandad's running club's FaceBook page. He clearly got the messge across as he collected 1230 batteries! Well done Alex- our Battery Hunt Champion!



Oakdene Primary School's Bug House, by Miss Barlow

Date: 23rd Feb 2018 @ 2:59pm

Check out our new bug house. It is fantastic! A huge thank you to Mrs Graney for putting it together for us. She did a far better job than Miss Barlow! We hope it will bring new wildlife to our school and will be used in our science lessons.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 , by Miss Barlow

Date: 28th Jun 2017 @ 2:10pm

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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year in libraries over the summer holidays.

This national reading for pleasure programme has been running for 18 years, and last year more than three quarters of a million children took part by borrowing, reading and talking about their

favourite books.

Each year the Challenge has a different theme.

This year we have teamed up with the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator, Tony Ross,

for ANIMAL AGENTS, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

The Animal Agents are a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes!

This band of furry, slippery and feathered friends is specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries – with a huge helping of fun along the way.

Children who take part:

  1. Are more enthusiastic about reading
  2. Maintain their reading level over the holidays
  3. Boost their confidence and self-esteem

How it works

  1. Each child (most are aged 4 -11) signs up at their local library
  2. Children borrow and read at least SIX library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers and rewards along the way
  3. Library staff and young volunteers provide guidance and encouragement
  4. Children receive a certificate and/or a medal when they complete the Challenge
  5. Many libraries also run a pre-school Mini Challenge
  6. Most libraries will start the Challenge on Saturday 15 July. Regional variation will apply, so check with your local library to find out when the Challenge will start and end in your area

We would love as many of our children who can, to take part in the challenge. Rainhill Library are eagerly awaiting for you to go and sign up. If you complete the challenge, please bring your certificate back into school in September. The class who have the most children completing the challenge will win a prize. Good luck!

There is no friend as loyal as a book. , by Miss Barlow

Date: 4th Mar 2017 @ 9:08am

What a fantastic week we have had! Our reading drop ins were so popular again and it was a delight to see so many of you attending the different events throughout the week. Thank you so much for coming. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. 

Have a look at some of the photos from throughout the week. 







































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