Christmas Card Design Competition 2018

We are delighted to announce that the winner of our Christmas Card Competition 2018 has been announced.

All those young people who took part did their very best and made it extremely hard for our staff to judge.

However it was felt that the robin design was a clear symbol of Christmas and so beautifully drawn.

The winner will receive a great prize which will help them to continue their artistic talents and produce some more master-pieces in the future.

Due to the high level of effort all participants put in they will each receive a little prize. Just a few of the images are here on view.

Bike Smart - Be Road Safe 2018

Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake, the road safety charity. It aims to raise awareness and inspire thousands of individuals to take action on road safety through a themed week and embedding safety into young minds.

Road crashes are one of the biggest causes of death and serious injury among young people! Which is why it's important to develop pupils' awareness and understanding of the risks.

Bike Smart - was this years theme as over 100 riders are injured, or worse, each year in the UK. Classes used the Road Safety Week website, with it's activities, stories and video clips to highlight dangers and discuss how to maintain their personal safety.

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

This years 'Anti-Bullying Week' did not go unmarked with the youngsters at Oracle.

The theme of 'Respect' was highlighted by the Anti-Bullying Alliance this year but this is something that Oracle Care and Education hold a lot of focus on in the day-to-day relationships between our staff and young people.
Our dedicated and experienced teams support the young people in our care, helping them to feel safe, giving them a sense of belonging, the opportunity to grow and develop, alongside developing a mutual respect and understanding.

One group of youngsters linked their ASDAN work to this weeks anti-bullying theme by doing a piece of personal journey art work. This is based on Aboriginal art from Australia who use symbols to represent the journeys they take. Part of the task was to then speak to the group explaining what they have drawn and why, and been respectful of each others thoughts and opinions. Often, through tasks like these, stories link to very personal issues and events, which is when our youngsters need to be understanding and tolerant of each other.

While another group looked at 'Purple Tuesday' to help promote disability awareness as an anti-bully subject, i.e people getting bullied for having a disability. The group watched and discussed the videos on the Purple Tuesday website.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our Bedfordshire school took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning again this year in support of Macmillan. Staff and young people enjoyed an array of lovely cakes and drinks on Friday 28th September, and raised a total of £71! Each year the amount raised is increasing which is all down to raising awareness and community spirit.

The annual coffee morning is Macmillans biggest fundraising event of the year and aims to help people living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.

Well done and thank you to all those people who got involved... your amazing!

World Mental Health Day - Reflection and Support

As part of World Mental Health Day our pupils completed a variety of activities to highlight a number of issues regarding mental well - being.

In tutor time some pupils discussed depression, looking at what it is and how it effects all of us directly or indirectly. They looked at how, as a family, the school can support those with mental health needs as we all have a different understanding of what it is and how it affects people. The youngsters talked about their own personal experiences and shared these with their peers through supportive group discussions.

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