We are always delighted when Oakfield Prep can make a positive difference and we are keen to show you just some of the amazing things our wonderful pupils and staff are doing beyond the schoolgates!
Our Head Mrs Thompson has written a fantastic editorial about how lockdown has brought experiential learning and character development to the fore in the latest edition of Absolutely Education: Prep and Pre-Prep.
Link to the full issue is here - look out for her piece on p.45-46!
And if you need just a few illustrations of how Oakfield pupils developed their character and grit over lockdown then check out these pupils and their amazing efforts below!
William Johnson in Year 6 rowed a distance equivalent of London to Oxford (185km!) to raise money for the NHS Charities Together appeal. He smashed his £500 target to raise a total of £860.
Well done William!
Taylor's amazing cycle mission to raise £1,000 for the Karuna Trust by cycling 260km in one month was incredible. He achieved his target and raised much- needed funds for emergency deliveries to those disadvantaged communities in India suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
Ray in Year 4, along with her mum and sister, created this outstanding banner to support NHS workers in April. She taught herself how to use the sewing machine to make the incredible banner!
“It took quite a long time to make and was nice to see it go on tour! It appeared on the Guardian online, the BigConcert and ITV news!”
We were delighted to have the local SE magazine feature our interview with Jill Davey upon the eve of her retirement having served Oakfield and the families of Dulwich for 42 wonderful years!
You can read the interview with Jill where she reminisces about her time at the school and how Oakfield and teaching has changed over the last four decades by clicking here
This Spring Jacob and Freddie Wagner wanted to keep fit and raise money for the World Health Organisation's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the mental health charity MIND in the process. They ran a combined 100km over 30 days and beat their fundraising target by 250%. What a result!