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Issue 26 Friday 24th February 2012

Animal Day 2012

Student of the week: Lauren Perham 9AQ For coming 2nd overall in the Individual Show Jumping Competition out of 58 competitors

School Calendar WEEK: 27th February—2nd March

WEEK: 5th March—9th March

Mon 27th

- Year 9 Pop A visit to Remploy

Tues 6th

Tues 28th

- Cornwall Olympic Games Girls Tag Rugby

- Mock Trial Competition - Bobby Issacs U14 Rugby 7s at Pool

WEEK: 12th March—16th March

WEEK: 19th March—23rd March

Tuesday 13th—Year 11 Progress Evening

Tuesday 20th—Year 7 Boys Hockey Festival

Thursday 15th—Year 10 Art Trip

Friday 23rd—Year 7’s Netball Tournament at Penair School

- Arthur Dodd U12 Rugby 7s at Pool

E v e n t M a i n

Animal Day raises £365.21 Animal Day involved most students dressing up or wearing something with an animal theme. There were prizes for the best and most original outfits, with many staff also getting in on the act. The student leadership team (SLT) have decided that the monies raised will go to RSPB, RSPCA, WWF and Blue Cross (which was in memory of the recent tragedy involving local stallion Eric.) They also have donated some of the money to the Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset (as featured recently on Children’s TV). Pool Academy have adopted ’Dinda’ who is a young 6 year old Orang-utan, who was abandoned by her mother and has been reared by the Primate Care Staff at the centre. The school will receive a certificate and plaque to acknowledge their donation and the SLT will also be visiting Dinda to see how the money has been spent. Well done to all of you who donated money to these worthwhile causes. Next charity day will be the forthcoming Sport Relief in March.

Cornwall Schools and Colleges’ Show Jumping Competition On Sunday 19th February, Pool Academy’s Equestrian teams travelled up to Resparveth Equestrian Centre near Bodmin for the County Schools’ Championships. Out of all the Cornish schools participating our team finished 3rd overall, which is an amazing achievement. They were helped on the day by ex-student and equestrian event specialist, Miss Ashley Wood, who advised the teams on all aspects of the competition. The team also finished 6th for ‘Tack and Turn Out’, which is the first time the school has been placed for this category. This was probably helped by the brand new Pool Academy riding jackets worn for this competition. The successful students now look forward to the next championships in May where we are hoping they’ll do even better. Congratulations to all of the students who took part, and to Lauren Perham who came 2nd overall in the individual competition out of 58 competitors. If you are keen to join the Pool Academy Equestrian Teams, please speak to Mr Webb.

Congratulations to the Year 11 BTEC PE group for organising and running a Football and Netball tournament for Year 7 students. Every student was awarded a certificate, candy sweet and chocolate bar. The money raised of £20 is going to be donated for Sports Relief.

Stress Buster Courses Outlook South West runs Stress Buster Courses throughout Cornwall. It is a free five session course that has a focus on learning about stress, understanding its effects on the way we think, feel and behave. There is no need to book a place—you simply turn up (on your own or with a friend or family member), register a few basic details, sit back and listen to the presenter. If you would like to find out more about Stress Buster, and other courses, then give the dedicated Stress Buster team a call on 01208 871 906 or visit

Sleeping Beauty During the half term, three pupils took part in a pantomime staged by the Carharrack Players. Jemma Mallaber 8JH, Shikoni Rundle 8LP and Sophie James 7BL took part in Sleeping Beauty, directed by Margaret Dawes which featured a host of people of all ages telling the traditional tale of Princess Beauty who pricked her finger on a spinning wheel and fell into a deep sleep that lasted for a 100 years. Her three fairy godmothers battled to keep her safe from the evil Olga Pong and her son Gormless. Helping the fairy godmothers were the princesses’ parents Queen Gigglebelly, who lived up to her name, and King Runbletum, who lives for her food! The Caraharrack Players are looking for new members on stage or behind the scenes especially adults. If anyone is interested please contact Rose on 01209 215109.

Cross Country Before half term, a small team of four Pool runners headed to Helston school for the 5th schools’ Cross Country league of the winter and produced good results on a freezing afternoon. Martha Carlisle won the Year 9 & 10 girls race, despite being against older runners, and was only beaten by 2 of the boys who ran at the same time. Jack Davey ran well ending 16th in the biggest race of the day, both the Year 7 & 8 Boys race and Ella Buzza and Fiona Pascoe showed their training is paying off, finishing 6th and 13th respectively in the corresponding girls race.

Mini Hockey Festival With the run-up to one of the biggest events that Britain has ever hosted, ‘The Olympic Games’, our Year 8 girls’ and boys’ hockey teams were invited down to Penzance to play in a mini hockey festival. The boys’ team drew two of their matches and lost their final match against Bolitho School, while the girls’ did even better by winning and drawing all their matches. The biggest attraction by far was to meet one of the current GB hockey players,- Richard Alexander, with over 120 caps to his name; our pupils were able to get up close and personal with one of the star players who will be taking part in the Olympic Games in the summer. Before he left, Richard did a little exhibition, showing some of his shooting skills and stick control.

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