Josh Meagor – Glazier

Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College. After my A levels at Frome College I started my apprenticeship as a glazier at Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd. I love it because I get to be hands on and complete my jobs to the customer’s satisfaction. The memories I have from Oakfield are playing football for the school team and being in the school production of Romeo and Juliet.   My favourite teacher was Mr McGrath because he is funny, a great role model and someone I have always looked up to.    

Julie Ford – Nurse

Trinity First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College.   Oakfield definitely prepared me for Frome Community College and gave me an insight into a variety of subjects, helping me to decide what GCSEs to take. I went on to take Food Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, PE, Statistics, English and Maths GCSEs. Oakfield is where my love for science began where I then went on to achieve As and B's at GCSE science. I also loved Food Technology at Oakfield which led to me cooking more and more at home. I took GCSE Food Technology and achieved an A. I continue to cook and love to experiment with new flavours.   My most favourable memory of Oakfield was going to Charterhouse where we took part in caving and Osmington Bay where we went on boats and tried out abseiling. Friendships grew throughout the years and the teachers were always there to listen. Mr Gough, my year seven and eight tutor, always made us laugh - a great start to any day!   I went on to study my GCSEs and A-levels at Frome Community College and studied Health and Social Care Level 3 at Bath College. I am now at Swansea University studying Children's Nursing.

Kayleigh Rees – Actress

Portugal / Oakfield School / Frome Community College & Bath Dance College.   At Oakfield I really enjoyed taking part in the Drama Department’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Miss Richards made it a lot of fun.   Since school, I have taken my drama and dance training forward and I now have an agent. I was lucky enough to get a role in the Samsung Christmas advert, on TV in December 2016. Since then I have been in a YouTube sitcom, called Moving In and I’ve recently been to the premiere of my next venture – a film called Ann Rolls Green, which will be on Amazon Prime in February 2019. I am very excited about my acting career, which keeps me very busy. Somehow, alongside my acting, I’m finding time to study for an Open University degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.  

Olivia Butler-Stroud – Environment Artist

St John’s First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College.   Hi, I’m Olivia! I went to Oakfield and then went onto Frome College afterwards. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do growing up, so I decided to study the things I enjoyed the most: art-based subjects, although I also studied Biology and English Lit.   I then went on to do an art and design foundation course at the City of Bath College. I was able to try a variety of different artistic mediums which allowed me to decided what I really wanted to study – 3D Games Art. With this in mind, I went to the University of Hertfordshire.   When I was at the Creative Assembly, I worked as an Environment Artist on Halo Wars 2. I now work for Splash Damage.

Laura Didymus – Natural Sciences Graduate

St. John's First School / Oakfield School / Frome Community College. I very much enjoyed my time at Oakfield, both academic and extra-curricular. While my favourite subjects were PE, science and maths, I mainly took part in sports outside of the main school hours. I was able to try many new sports at Oakfield – Golf, Rock-It-Ball, and Tag Rugby – as well as develop my skills in my main sport of football, and other sports including basketball and hockey. This allowed me to build the confidence to go on to play for Frome Town Ladies when I started A levels at Frome College. As well as taking part in sport I also began learning the drums at Oakfield. This led me to become part of the percussion group ‘Shotgun Marimba’ at College, which I really enjoyed, and I performed at ‘Later... With Frome Community College’ as part of this group. At College, I studied Maths, Biology and Chemistry at A level, and Further Maths at AS level, and I am currently at the University of Cambridge going into the third year of my Natural Sciences degree. This year I am specialising in psychology, with the hope of becoming a clinical psychologist later in life.

FLU VACCINATION FOR CHILDREN IN YEAR 5

Once again children will be offered a flu vaccination in school, it is expected to commence in Somerset from 8th October 2018. This year the immunisation programme will be delivered by the new dedicated School Aged Immunisation Team for Somerset (SAINT) and this year consent forms will be sent directly to the children's home address at the end of August/start of September. Parents are to complete and return the consent form to us at Oakfield Academy which will then be collected by Somerset SAINT. A letter will be sent to parents in the Autumn term confirming the vaccination date at Oakfield Academy. If parents do not receive a form for their child, they need to contact Somerset SAINT on 0300 323 0032. Please ensure completed forms are returned to the Academy office as soon as possible so that they can be collated by the SAINT team.

Somerset Reading Challenge

It’s that time of year again when all Somerset libraries are getting ready for the annual Summer Reading Challenge. The Challenge is promoted by the Reading Agency with the aim of encouraging children aged 5 to 11 to keep reading during the summer holidays. This year the challenge is called Mischief Makers and is centred on Dennis, Gnasher and characters from the Beano. There are clues to follow, the usually (often smelly) stickers to collect and online activities to join in with at home. Children who take part are encouraged to read up to 6 books, either on their own or with family. They can read fiction, non-fiction, graphic or audio books. They are rewarded with stickers and a certificate and those who read all 6 get a medal.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a great example of how libraries and schools can work together to encourage and develop a lifelong love of reading for the whole family. It’s not a competition, but a personal challenge that offers reading inspiration and incentives to entice children into libraries. Library staff encourage children to try new books, as well as reading more of their favourite authors. The Library also runs a series of activities based around the theme of the Challenge. Last year 84 children from Oakfield took part with 51 children reading 6 books over the summer. It would be wonderful if we can encourage more children to take part this year. https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/

Money Raised for St Johns Ambulance Frome Cadets

£500 raised for St Johns Ambulance Frome Cadets by Oakfield’s recent MUFTI Day Oakfield pupils, Manny, Eddie and Edie met with St Johns Ambulance representative Ann Taylor to present a cheque for £500.  Ann said the money will be used to purchase radio-control equipment and to help train cadets in how to use it correctly. Also pictured is Year 8 student Ella Hill, who is a St Johns Ambulance cadet. Ann Taylor and St Johns Ambulance would like to pass on a huge thank you to all the pupils and staff at Oakfield Academy for their fund raising efforts.  Visit the St Johns Ambulance website if you would like any more information.  

Year 5 Poetry slam finals

The Year 5 Poetry slam Finals were held on 5th July 2018. The judges and audience were amazed by the confidence and sheer talent we have at Oakfield!  After a very difficult decision, the judges awarded bronze to William Jenkins, silver to Alice Wagstaff and gold to Eva Hill whose emotional poem almost had everyone in tears. Hayley Hornby, KS2 Literacy Co-ordinator

Special thanks to Chicken House Ltd. (publishers) from Palmer Street FROME for donating some wonderful books that made great prizes for the competition.

 

Lost Property

Can be reclaimed from the school stage during the holidays between (Monday-Fridays) between 9am and 3pm.  The office may not be staffed. However the Premises Manager’s mobile number will be displayed in Reception and they can let you in to look through the items.  The items will be kept until the first week of the Autumn Term.  
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