On June 23rd, Oxford School took 24 students from year 7 and 8 to participate in the first ever city Olympic Day. The day was organised by the Young Sports Ambassadors of partnership secondary schools and supported by SSCO's. Students selected were nominated by the PE department for excellent commitment in PE lessons. They got to try out different activities including boxing, judo, squash, tennis, paraolympic activities, and athletics. Two students from our school were nominated as outstanding participants - Ben Thorne and Stephanie Ferreira. It was a fantastic day allowing students from different schools to try out new experiences and together promote the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence, respect, courage, determination, equality and inspiration.
On June 18th, Oxford School hosted Multi-skills Festivals for year 1's and year 2's from our family primary schools. The children were able to take part in different running, jumping, throwing and skills activities and work together as a team to score points. All the children had great fun and were helped by year 7 Young Sports Leaders from Oxford School. Lilly O'Brien and Lilly August were identified, by primary teaching staff, as excellent Leaders. It was great fun and children were able to enjoy themselves whilst developing their ABC's - Agility, Balance and Coordination.
22 students from Oxford School took part in a Big Dance Workshop on Friday 2nd July. We were priveleged to have Nicoley - Dance Teacher and Artistic Director of Dance Company Beserk, to come in and teach our students. The learnt a dance phrase which links to the Cowley Road Carnival dance event. Should they wish - all students who know the dance are invited to take part on stage at the carnival in a big dance Flash mob performance. The students were great and all had fun dancing and learning a new piece.