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Issue 38 Friday 1st June 2012

‘Big Dig’ archaeology project.

Student of the week: Connor Andrews 8TS for teaching a superb drama lesson as part of his arts award

School Calendar WEEK: 4th June—8th June 2012


WEEK: 11th June—15th June 2012 Friday 15th June—Year 11s start study leave

WEEK: 18th June—22nd June 2012

WEEK: 25th June—29th June

Friday 22nd June—Cornwall School Games

Thursday 28th June—Awards Evening at Truro Cathedral 6.30pm—8.30pm Friday 29th June—Year 11 Prom

E v e n t M a i n

Pool Learning Cluster students enjoy ‘Big Dig’ archaeology project. Primary children from the Pool Learning Cluster have enjoyed a real ‘Time Team’ experience as part of the ‘Big Dig’ at Pool Academy. An area of ground has been made available for archaeological digging and research and primary students have enjoyed the opportunity to take part in a supervised ‘dig’ using archaeological tools. Mr M Turner (Head of History) explained: “The ‘Big Dig’ is a patch of ground that has been ‘peppered’ with several artefacts including coins, animal bones, bits of old jewellery, etc. Students can dig through sandy earth to discover the items and record their findings. Various archaeological techniques are being used. The children are absolutely thrilled with the experience of a hands on approach to History. Mrs A Parker-Jones, History teacher added, “We are trying to simulate the archaeology experience here at the school by allowing children to take a more practical approach to History. They love to get their hands dirty and have had such fun exploring archaeology as it should be.” Genna, a Year 6 student commented: “This is brilliant. I definitely want to be an archaeologist when I get older. We found an animal skull and had to carefully dig it up and identify what it was. Thanks to the History Department at Pool Academy and especially the Pool History Leader students for helping us and letting us take part in their ‘Big Dig’.”

Arts Award Students visit Portreath Primary School Alicia, Bethany and Chloe went to Portreath Primary School last Thursday with Miss Smith to teach a music and arts workshop to a small group of children as part of their Arts Award. The children thoroughly very good teachers! Well Done! Pictured are Alicia Bochnacka, Chloe Eathorne and Bethany Jenkin (8TS) and some children from Portreath Primary school."

enjoyed the workshop, and the girls are going to be

Attention all Year 9, 10 and 11 Do you want to make a difference? Do you want the chance to help people less fortunate than you in the Pool area and from another country? INTERACT stands for International Action but also has a local benefit with fundraising events and possibly some travel involved. We will meet every Tuesday week 1 from 6pm-7pm in the base. There will be group work, discussions and some fun. Its free apart from your time and effort. For more information please see Mr Webb.

First meeting is Tuesday 19th May 2012

Awards Evening at Truro Cathedral Please remember to return your reply slips to the main office by Monday 11th June 2012

Another dog found and returned to its owner Amy Bennett 11SC, Ellie Bennett 10LR, Ellie Cope 10LR and Caitlin Vaughan 10JB found a lost dog on their way to school on Tuesday morning. The dog was in the road and the students were concerned about its safety so they caught the dog and then spent some time tracking down its owner. The dog was returned to its owner after a short time.

Well done girls! What’s on in the school Library Monday Night is Film Night - Free popcorn Wednesday Night is Games night! Come and use our new Library!


The first Athletics league was held last Wednesday at Carn Brea Leisure Centre, with 12 schools taking part in two different pools. The Inter boys came 1st overall, with the Inter girls finishing in 2nd place and the Junior Boys came 3rd and the Junior girls were placed 5th. Well done too all who took part. A few of the winners on the day were:Inter Boys Connor Davey – 200 metres Dean Symons – 800 metres Jordan Walklett – triple jump ( 11.48 metres personal best) Inter Girls Gemma Easom – Javelin ( 16.95) The next Schools Athletic meet is on Wednesday 13th June. Come along And support our pupils.

Rounder’s Fixture Both the Year 9s and Year 10s beat Camborne School at rounder’s last Thursday and the Year 7 and Year 8 teams both narrowly lost.

Cricket The Year 7/ 8s lost to Truro School in the U13s Cup Cricket match; they performed well without some of their key players.


– Volleyball Club – after sch – Sports hall – 2.55 – 4pm Rounders Club – after sch – school field – 2.55 – 4pm

Tuesday 12th June

- Rounders Fixture v Richard Lander – after sch - away – 2.55 – 4pm

Wednesday 13th June - Athletics League – after sch – CBLC - 2.55 – 6.15pm - Street Dance – after school - Dance Studio – 2.55 – 4pm - County Schools’ Golf Competition – all day – 8.30 – 6pm Thursday 14th June

- Cricket Club – after school - school cricket nets – 2.55 – 4pm - Rounders fixture v Helston School – after sch – Home – 2.55 – 5.00pm

Friday 15th June

- Ks 3 Athletics – all day – CBLC – 9 – 3pm Surf Project

Saturday 16th June CONTACT US :

- Cornwall Schools’ Athletics – all day – Par – 9am – 4pm POOL ACADEMY, Church Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3PZ. Tel: (01209) 712220/715011 Fax: (01209) 612070 Attendance Line: (01209) 722333

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