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POOL POST

Issue 24 3rd February 2012

Local Business People Put Year 11 Students Through Their Paces

On Friday 27th January 40 local business people gave our Year 11 students practice in what to expect in a job interview—more details on Page 2

Student of the Week Liam Taylor (8LAW), for giving up his seat on the bus well done Liam, excellent job -Mrs Wills

School Calendar Week: 6th February—10th February

Week: 20th—24th February

Tues 7th

- Under 15s Netball Tournament

Mon 20th

- Yr 9 Pop B visit to Remploy

Wed 8th

- Year 7 Football Tournament

Thurs 23rd

- Mock Trial visit to Court

Fri 10th

- Non-Uniform day Week: 27th February—2nd March

Week: 13th—17th February Half Term Holiday

Mon 27th

- Yr 9 Pop A visit to Remploy

Tues 28th

- Cornwall Olympic Games Girls Tag Rugby


YEAR 11 MOCK INTERVIEW DAY Last Friday the Main Hall was the venue for Year 11 Students to have mock job interviews with local business people. Forty business people came representing a wide range of business sectors including catering, finance, radio, transport, web design, estate agency, and engineering. The experience was made as close to real-life as possible—all pupils had to prepare by writing their CVs, which were given to the interviewers beforehand for close scrutiny, and they came dressed in their smartest clothes. Each student was interviewed for 15 minutes and the interviewers had to write detailed feedback on each participant on how well they did and what they could work on to improve. Some pupils did so well that they were even given business cards and told to get in touch. The feedback from both our business partners and students was excellent. The following are some comments that we received from our business partners: ‘I think it is fantastic you run such a day for your students.’ ‘Student CVs presented to a high standard—a very worthwhile event.’ ‘I hope you will invite us next time.’ ‘This would be a good practice for all schools—pupils are a credit to the school.’

Does your organisation need chairs? We have 300 Titan skid base chairs available for a donation to the school. They are blue and used only once—and would need to be collected. Seat height 430mm Telephone John Mitchell on 01209 712220.

Don’t be an easy target! To help deter thieves please could all students who come to school on a bike or scooter make sure they are securely locked.


Post 16 Opportunities. What will you achieve? We have received results from previous students who have gone on to study A levels, The International Baccalaureate and National Diplomas at Truro College. The cohort of pupils who left us two years ago have gained outstanding results. We are very proud of their achievements and so are Truro College. These students have many different pathways open to them now. Some have already applied for University and have started their degree courses. A few have gone straight into the world of work and others are taking a gap year to go and travel, or work for charities and voluntary organisations before going to university or finding paid employment. A few of our students are shown below with their amazing results and their chosen destinations: Ben Ford gained two A*s an A and a B in his A levels. He is now at Cardiff University studying English Language and Philosophy. Adam Gayton gained two A*s an A and a B in his A levels. He is now attending Warwick University studying Law and Sociology. Laura Keverne gained four B grades at A level. She is now attending Bournemouth University studying Film Production and Cinematography. Peter Coverdale gained two As and a C grade in his A levels and is now in Full Time Employment.

Year 8 PALs are now ready for action ! Another 16 students within Year 8 this week completed their training as a Pool Active Listener (or PAL). The training involved understanding the role of a Peer Mentor, different types of bullying, how bullying starts, what to do to help the victim and bully and how to conduct a mentoring session. The students then practised their listening, counselling and mentoring skills through a series of role playing sessions. Mr Webb who led the training was impressed with the numbers within Year 8 which now stands at 24 trained peer mentors, however there are only 4 boys which is something which will be remedied with the next boys only sessions. The PALs will be working with younger students who are experiencing problems or issues within school. These students are referred to the Peer Mentors through the tutors or student guidance. The skills and experience developed by the PALs will be invaluable as well as the great work achieved in helping others.


Carn Brea Judo Club

PTA Meeting

Carn Brea Judo Club, runs at Roskear School on a Tuesday night, during term time, from 6.15pm. You are welcome to come and watch if you think you may be interested in becoming a member.

Thurs 9th Feb 6 pm in The Base All new members are welcome

Hello Year Eights! 4 tutor groups that have the highest attendance have been invited to take part in Paralympic games on Friday 10th February, These will be run by one of the Year 11 PE BTEC groups. There will be many games such as goal ball, blind football, wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball. As the Olympic/Paralympic games are so close we feel that everyone should take part in the great experience (also it helps towards Year 11’s GCSEs if you come along!) The event will be taking place from 12.15pm. Lunch will be as normal at 1.15pm with the Games continuing after lunch until the end of the school day. You will all receive a certificate at the end of the day to recognize all the effort you have put in. We hope you have a fun day. See you there! Year 11 PE BTEC group.

Non-Uniform Day Four records broken at Year 8 Swimming Gala Friday 10th Feb. This is in aid of animal charities—so come dressed up as an animal! There will be prizes for the best costumes.

The Year 8 Girls’ Swimming Gala was held on Monday afternoon at CBLC. All tutor groups were represented in the event. The following 4 records were broken: Float Race—Molly Richards 25.16 4 x 4 Medley Race—8JLP (Bethany Mill, Charlotte Honeychurch, Hannah Trezona-Phillips, Ella Buzza) 1.32.98 And finally, Well done to Lauren Prouse who was a double record breaker for: 25 metre Front Crawl 15.66 25 metre Butterfly 17.24

CONTACT US :

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