Mr Ronald Crossman (Headteacher 1973-1996) visited the Academy this September to help us celebrate 40 years of successful middle school education at Oakfield. Mr and Mrs Crossman joined Mr Hill to look at memorabilia from the past 40 years and later they strolled out to enjoy the festivities.
Each tutor group organised a stall for a fete that recognised one of the school’s 4 decades and each year group dressed up to represent a decade from the last 40 years. All stalls were free and run by pupils. These included old favourites: ‘Draw the Straw,’ ‘Tin Shy,’ ‘Hook a Duck’ and ‘Guess the sweets in a Jar.’
Novel activities such as Pogo Stick and Giant Space Hopper Races also featured and the Oakfield Fundraisers for providing 2 Bouncy Castles for additional entertainment.
Two pupil bands from the school, provided music for the event and pupils enjoyed line dancing in middle of the school playground. The threatening clouds held off, the sun shone and there was a fantastic atmosphere as the whole school celebrated together.
Mr Crossman spent the afternoon with the children and said, “the event reminded him of the fetes that were organised at school by the late Mr Clive Lewis, many years ago.”