O.A.T.S (Oakfield Animal Therapy Scheme)

Magical creatures fill our science department from bearded dragons to guinea pigs and they all play a special role here at Oakfield.

The animals are used for a variety of science lessons including variation, selective breeding, adaptation and classification, as well as Animal care units as part of the Landbased course at college.

Matilda is our therapy dog. Matilda is a Border terrier X Jack Russell Terrier and has fitted into school work well.

Cheese and Tango are our collection of guinea pigs with the funkiest hair in town.

Kimi is our 4 year old Corn snake, originally found in North America. They help to control the vermin levels in the corn fields - hence the name.

Mr.T is the least cuddly of our critters but still a favourite. He is a bearded dragon who thankfully, has become less grumpy as the years have gone on.

Flash is our four year old Horsfield tortoise and everyone's favourite. She is a bit of a speed demon, for a tortoise, and likes nothing better than patrolling the science lab whilst people are working.

We also get visits from Juno the Shetland pony.