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Latest News & Events


On Wednesday 12th July two schools, Bellefield Primary School and The Manor School joined us for Melksham Oak’s Annual Super Chef Competition! Our winners were Bon Appetit! From The Manor School. They created a stunning meal that revolved around Paris! Vicious Delicious, also from The Manor School came in second place with a sophisticated meal and table decorations. Finally, Buddies from Bellefield Primary School came in third place with an amazing array of food. We would like to say well done to everyone who took part as they all made wonderful food for all our judges to taste!
We would also like to thank our judges this year, Mr Warren a chef for the National Trust in Lacock, Our Head teacher Mr Clark and Viv from Waitrose in Melksham (who also donated our second prizes). Also, a big thank you to The Cookery School, Bromham, who donated a fantastic hour- long cooking tutorial for the two winners. Finally, Thank you to everyone who helped on the day to make sure the competition ran smoothly especially Mrs O’Sullivan, Ms Jones & Ms Strong.
Written by Elicia Year 9superchef2superchef1


Kidzania on ACORNS Day

kids4Year 7 visited Kidzania, London for ACORNS day on June 30th as an introduction to careers and real life experiences. “KidZania blends learning and reality with entertainment, children can independently explore over 60 real-life activities and test their skills in a variety of professions”. Melksham Oak students were able to explore a mixture of real life jobs from Doctor, Dentist, and Police Officer to Firefighter, Actor and Singer; allowing them to gain a fun and realistic insight into the adult world and earning money to save or spend.
Here are just a few responses from our students after the tripkid3

“It was fun trying different jobs and earning money”

“A chance for you to see what you would like to do and not like to do when you are older”

“There were so many jobs to choose from”

“Everything in the city was realistic with real company names, just like the real world”
“My favourite part was learning about what you have to do for different jobs, an insight into real life jobs and even earn money”


“My favourite part was training to be a police officer and blocking the road when there was a fire”
“Trying things I wouldn’t have considered, like a delivery person. It was fun delivering the packages to places around the city”

“Good to all be together for the day”kids6kids5


Somme and Ypres Trip

Year 10 History students (June 29th – July 1st) spent time paying their respects to those who fought and died in the First World War. In a very emotionally moving and powerful trip, students saw a variety of memorials; preserved First World War Trenches; mines in Wellington Quarry and much more. Students also attended the Menin Gate ceremony, during which three students laid a wreath of remembrance. The behaviour and maturity shown by students throughout was impeccable and they were a real credit to themselves and to the school.