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Free To Be Me

The Oakwood Academy students’ have been encouraged to develop and demonstrate a range of positive character traits which promote improved wellbeing, success and happiness for all within school and the wider community.

This formed the PSHE “Free to be Me” Campaign and a day of celebrations were held to mark its now yearlong success. Champion students’ across the ASPIRE partnership group of eight schools took part in balloon launch activities at The Nottingham Castle alongside the Sheriff of Nottingham Glyn Jenkins, followed by a guided tour of the current exhibitions.

Later in the afternoon a further group of “Free to be me” Oakwood Champions launched a set of balloons with Mrs Healey, each travelled far into the distance carrying their personal pledges for continued good luck!

The "Free to be me" Poster competition

Congratulations to Katelyn (R9) for her vibrant hand drawn design that has won her a £10 WHS voucher. It will be displayed around the school to help remind pupils of the positive character traits they should be encouraged to learn about and adopt.

What is the “Free to be me” campaign?

The Oakwood Academy have launched the “Free to be me” campaign which will continue to be publicised into the New Year. It explores the student expectations in developing positive character skills and attributes.

The community campaign involves the ASPIRE family of 8 local schools and has arisen to improve the wellbeing and promote healthy relationships amongst all. Every student in these schools are to receive a badge of the logo to support change and will hopefully wear it with pride.

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