Fall in love with Oakley Vale this Valentine’s Day

Hello and welcome to our February blog! Known as the ‘Month of Love’, February brings with it Valentine’s Day and all things attraction and affection.

This month, we’re doing things a little differently and have decided to showcase why we love Oakley Vale, from the people and communities who make it so special, to the wide range of activities there are available here – we’ve got it all covered. So, let’s get right down to it because we’ve got lots to highlight!

Oakley Vale Primary School

One thing that makes Oakley Vale and Corby extra-special are its brilliant schools. None more so than Oakley Vale Primary School who made headlines this month when they were awarded the Diabetes UK’s Good Diabetes Care in School Award 2021 for providing exceptional care to students with diabetes.

Lynsey Wray, who recommended the school, said:

“The staff consistently update me at the end of each day on my daughter’s blood glucose levels and call me immediately if they have any concerns. They always respect her needs and privacy. Their communication is second to none and I am in no doubt that she is in experienced and caring hands. My nomination was my way of saying thank you and to show my appreciation for all that the school do.”

Well done Oakley Vale Primary School, we’re so proud! You can read more about the story here.

Event Highlights

February isn’t just about Valentine’s and romance – it can also be a month for self-love, self-care, and spending time with family and friends. And where better to spend an evening with good company, or on your own, than Corby Cube? As always, it’s hosting lots of events which we can all look forward to throughout February! Here’s our pick of the bunch:

An Evening with Sir Geoff Hurst – 5th February

After a highly successful 2019 tour, England’s ‘Hat Trick Hero’ and World Cup-winner, Sir Geoff Hurst, is back out on the road and heading to Corby. This is a truly great event for all football fans!

Adele: The Journey So Far – 18th February

Stacey Lee’s uncanny similarity to Adele’s vocal timbre will leave you stunned. Coupled with a beautifully relaxed and honest rapport with audiences worldwide, Stacey captures Adele like nobody else – don’t miss it!

Pinocchio – 23rd February

Northern Ballet returns to The Core with an original retelling of the classic children’s story, Pinocchio. With sell-out performances and a string of hugely successful CBeebies TV adaptations, Northern Ballet’s productions for children are not to be missed…

Photo Competition Extension

Finally, you may have seen on our social media accounts that we’ve decided to extend the deadline for entries into our photo competition until Friday 11th February. This means you still have plenty of time to submit your snaps that relate to our theme –Winter Woodland!

Then, from the 11th February, we’ll be opening up the public vote for you to choose your favourite photo. For those of you who don’t know, when the winner is announced they’ll receive £50 and will also star as the header photo for our social media channels until the next winner is announced. In addition, just to be extra special, for every competition we run £50 is also given to the Oakley Vale Community Association. So, that’s £100 handed out each time!

To find out more, or to submit your snaps, visit our Photo Competition here.

All that’s left to say is we hope you all have a fantastic February and spend the month falling in love with Oakley Vale – see you in March!