Y11 Visit to the library in Tafira’s campus

On Friday June 22nd, Y11 students visited the General Library of the University of Las Palmas in Tafira. Miss Chani accompanied the students. Mariló (Chief librarian) was the guide of the visit. During the visit the students visited the different rooms of the library, and they were also were shown how to use the manual and digital loan service, as well as the use and instructions to access the different facilities and material.

Technovation Challenge

Congratulations to Alexia Garrido and Hiurma Suarez (both Y8) for their success in the US embassy sponsored Technovation Challenge. They reached the national finals in Madrid having created an APP to promote equality.

Y13 Graduation 2018

Many congratulations to the Y13 Graduation class of 2018. The school community joins together to wish you all success and happiness for the future.

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Rounders take 2!

Over the last couple of weeks, KS2 held their first annual Inter-House Rounders competition. With some fantastic batting and fielding on display, the semi-finals were very close; but in Years 5/6, it was Wales and England who made their way to the final. With loads of twists and turns during the match, it was England who just managed to see their team win their first sporting trophy of the year.

In Years 3/4, again there was some incredible batting and astonishing fielding; especially by Alfredo, who caught 4 people out in a row! After a tough semi-final, it was England and Ireland who made it through to their final. With the sun starting to shine, it was Ireland who managed to hold their nerve to pick up their second sporting trophy of the year.

A huge ‘well done’ to everyone who competed for their House and to the supporters, who made their voices heard throughout the two afternoons! 

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Primary Race – Action Against Hunger

KS1 and KS2 had great fun on Friday whilst raising money for Action Against Hunger. They jumped, skipped, ran, threw and raced energetically, all with enthusiasm and the goal of collecting as much money as they could. Well done!

Día de Canarias Activities 2018

On May 29th, we celebrated our Día de Canarias with a wealth of activities. We went to the theatre, enjoyed a presentation in school, and a potter showed us the art of clay work in the Canary Islands. J.Morgan introduced us to the world of comics, Yaiza Sánchez, a young writer and narrator, delighted us with her stories and musical talent. We learnt how to dance the Isa (a typical Canarian dance), and how to recite poems and some Canarian songs. We also made some cactus, and pintadera drawings, and Canarian balconies with clothes pegs. We practiced Canarian sports, and read some stories by Pepa Aurora. We learnt the municipalities of the islands, and designed typical crowns from El Hierro. We had a fantastic day. We would like to thank you for your support and collaboration.

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CELEBRATING THE DÍA DE CANARIAS: WALKING TRIP TO TEMISAS AND AGÜIMES

Our Year 7, 8, and 9 students celebrated the Día de Canarias in a special way. On 29th May the students went on a walking/bonding trip to Agüimes a Temisas to discover the canarian fauna, flora and architecture. They also had the opportunity to learn about the history of our ancestors and admire the remaining traditional architecture of Temisas.

At the end of this special day, our students took a walk through the surrounding areas of natural beauty and enjoyed a picnic.

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Secondary Musical visit to Theatre Cuyas

Africa: energy, tradition and good music! These were the ingredients our students from Y7, 8 and 9 enjoyed as part of their Music curriculum, in an unforgettable concert at Cuyás Theatre, on Friday 11th of May.

The Senegalese music group Djilandiang offered an amazing show full of knowledge about African culture.

Our students had studied their Music in preparation for the concert. They could sing, play and dance along to the exotic percussion based music and traditional singing.

This was ‘Teranga, the heritage of the Giots from Senegal’.

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Sports Day

Oakley’s very first Inter-House Sports Day saw everyone from all 4 houses compete for a chance to hold aloft the gigantic cup. The morning session saw all of KS2 take to the field at the university to show off their kicking, throwing, jumping, skipping, sprinting, hopping and dribbling skills, each one trying to score maximum points for their team. The morning even saw the teachers try to gain points for their respective houses by competing in a hotly contested Egg and Spoon race!

After lunch, the children were exercising their brains by answering some tricky sporting questions, again trying to add some much needed points to their totals.

The eventful day concluded with the Sports Day Assembly, where England were presented with the huge trophy.

A huge well done to everyone who took part, even to those who weren’t able to compete but still managed to help out. It was a perfect way to end an amazing year of sport at Oakley College. 

Día de Canarias

Many thanks to all the teachers, children and parents for making our Dia de Canarias so special.