Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


At Oasis Academy Parkwood every child has the chance to access a variety of enriching experiences from Nursery through to Year 6. We build this into day-to-day lessons but also through organising special events, day trips, visitors and family events. 

We welcome visitors to the Academy to support our work in Reading and to help promote Reading and books further with the children.

Rosie Scotting visited Golden Book club to register the book Club children with the library service. Rosie talked to the children and their parents about the library service and what activities the library can offer. Rosie led storytelling activities with the Book Club children.

Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe County

Nic Dakin visited our Bookshop and talked to the children about the bookshop and reading books. Mr Dakin donated a book to the children and also wrote a letter to them. In his letter he said

“I love reading. It lets me explore different places. I’m really pleased you will be able to get new books from your bookshop and go on adventures of your own. All great fun !”

Cathy Cassidy Visit

Year 5 and 6 children visited the Baths Hall to see bestselling author Cathy Cassidy on tour.  Her books are best known for their stories about friendship and her latest series is called Chocolate Box Girls.  The children were excited to meet a real life author and were enthused about reading her books. They listened to her talk about her childhood ambitions and how she became an author. They heard extracts from her books and enjoyed hearing about her characters.

Click on the links to read extracts from two of Cathy Cassidy’s books:

Nick Sharratt Visit

Year 3 and 4 children visited the Baths Hall to see bestselling illustrator, Nick Sharratt on tour. 

Nick Sharratt is a British illustrator and author of children's books.

He has illustrated around 200 books, including over 40 books by award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson, including The Lottie Projectand The Story of Tracy Beaker

He has been chosen to be the Official Illustrator for World Book Day 2006.

The children listened to Nick talk about his life and work. He demonstrated how to draw characters and supported them in creating their own illustrations. Mrs Walker reflected “The visit was fabulous. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves”

For more information about Nick Sharratt and his work, including great illustrating tips visit :


Upcoming Trips



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