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4th April 2019

Oak Academy Community Party


To celebrate Easter, Oak enrichment groups hosted two parties at the same time bringing together people from all ages across the community. Students from our Community service, Duke of Edinburgh, Catering, Origami and Showtime groups, supported by Cache and HSC students, hosted both Faithworks Wessex in attendance with the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth and an Easter Eggtraganza for Reception and Year 1 at Elm Academy. Overall 300 people in attendance!!

Over 80 Oak students supported the events with afternoon tea, ballroom dancing lessons, crafts and entertainment being held in Hall B . At the same time, outside on the lawn, a large bouncy castle and slide provided great fun to the Elm students (and Mr Pretty) along with biscuit decorating, Easter Cards, dance lessons and soft play. The events ended with a giant Easter egg hunt followed by catch the Easter Bunnies and Chicks – a highlight with 120 Elm students chasing a 6ft chick Jay Budimar around the field.

A fabulous end to the Easter term, with exceptional behaviour and dedication to the event from Oak students.

Special thanks to Alistair Doxat-Purser; Chief Executive, Faithworks Wessex, the Mayor and Mayoress of Bournemouth Cllr Derek Borthwick and Mrs Dorothy Borthwick, Open Door Group where where complete community service, Year 1 and reception at Elm Academy and staff for attending, students and staff from Oak Academy enrricjments groups – D of E with Miss Harris, Catering with Mrs Ostler, Showtime with Mrs Joy, Origami with Miss Weir and Cache students with Mrs Lee. Big thanks to Shannon Garside, Holli Llewellyn and Saima Khan for supporting the running of the events. Finally to Mrs Cummings for all her work in bringing it all together.

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