Oxford Academy

Old School

Then & Now: A Creative Collaboration Between Young and Old 

Winners of our Then and Now Competition, run in collaboration with Silver Robin, were announced on Friday at our prize giving event. We had some fantastic entries from all over the County and were very impressed with the level of talent and creativity, well done to all those who entered. Please see below for the full listing:

Category

Place

Name

School

Primary Visual Group

1st

East Oxford Primary School Full Circle Group

East Oxford Primary School

2nd

Northbourne C.E (A) Primary School and The Meadows Care Home, Didcot.

Northbourne C.E (A) Primary School

3rd

Caitlin, Daisy & Full Circle Group

Deddington C of E Primary School

Primary Visual Individual

1st

Lilly-May Sarbon & Lorraine Armstrong

Horspath C of E Primary School

2nd

Catherine Cairns & Jean Polley

Appleton C of E Primary School

3rd

Jake Bushen & Full Circle Group

Deddington C of E Primary School

Primary Written

1st

Anna Cairns & David Polley

Appleton C of E Primary School

2nd

Jessie Middleton & Heather Burgess

Deddington C of E Primary School

3rd

Gill Howe & Hannah Rose Howe

Not available

Secondary Written

1st

Elizabeth Cairns & Elaine Joynes

Didcot Girls’ School

2nd

Harry Woollands & Penny Powell

The Oxford Academy

3rd

Megan Davies & Liz Fryer

The Oxford Academy

* We would like to make a special mention to Ashton Cox from Deddington Primary School whose piece unfortunately did not make it to us. We'd like to thank him for taking the time to enter a piece.

 

Building relationships, strengthening community 

 

We are pioneering an exciting new initiative in which we are inviting members of the community aged 65 and over, with time on their hands, to come and share the benefit of their life experience with us. Some volunteers are teamed with individual students as part of a carefully-monitored project.

 

The initiative has been designed to benefit volunteers (senior partners) and students (junior partners) alike and external experts have been brought in to track their progress. Previous initiatives of this kind, which were trialled in the USA (over a period of a year and with primary school students), were shown to have a positive influence on students’ learning performance and grades. Research conducted by Manchester Metropolitan University into similar programmes also showed improvements in schoolwork as well as raised levels of confidence, self-esteem and happiness in both groups. We cannot guarantee positive outcomes, but we are hopeful that some of these benefits will be enjoyed by students of The Oxford Academy and our senior partners.  

 

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News and Media

Assistant Director of Community, Mr Peterson, and Community Strategy Development Officer, Miss Jamieson attended the Generations Working Together Annual Conference in Stirling, Scotland on 8th March 2017. Mr Peterson delivered a key note speech and together they delivered a successful interactive workshop to intergenerational charities and organisations. The concept of Old School was well received, with interest from a Scottish High School in setting up an Old School. There were some great examples of intergenerational work happening all over Scotland; a real inspiration! Here are Miss Jamieson and Mr Peterson together with Robin Illsey from Perth High School.

 
Daily Mail: Magical Friendships
Oxford Mail: Pioneering project at Oxford Academy
Oxford Today: New volunteers are sought for Old School project 

 

Contact us

If you would like to volunteer for the Old School or find out more about us please contact Hannah Jamieson at 
Email: Oldschool@theoxfordacademy.org.uk
Phone 01865 774311 ext 2111