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Issue 45 Friday 28th September 2012

Olympic Athlete Visits Pool Academy

Student of the week: Erin Youlton 7SC for handing in high quality RE Homework early! WEEK: 1st—5th October


WEEK: 8th—12th October


Tuesday 2nd October— Year 10 Work Experience Evening 6pm - 7pm in the Main Hall

Saturday 13th October—Primary Saturday

WEEK:15th—19th October

WEEK: 22nd—26th October


Wednesday 17th October—Year 11 photos Saturday 20th October—Primary Saturday


Wednesday 24th October—Year 7 Meet the Tutor 4pm—6.30pm

Olympic/Paralympic Legacy inspires the next generation

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Helen Glover, Olympic Champion in the womens Rowing Pairs, visited last week and spoke to the whole school within assembly. We are fortunate enough to have an ex-member of team GB on our staff, namely Dave Buzza who ran on many occasions at National, European, Commonwealth and World Championships. He contacted Helen who was a member of Cornwall AC in her youth and invited her into school to meet staff and students and show her Gold Medal. Whilst here Helen spoke to the school about her preparations for London, her attitude to studies and generally a positive outlook on life. She was interviewed by members of the Student Leadership Team and had photos taken with all of our Sports Day winners. For the last three years Pool Academy has immersed itself in the seven values of the London 2012 games. The school has hosted huge Primary School events at Heartlands and has featured on BBC spotlight and Westcountry News. Also the recent trip to the Olympic Park by four students to watch David Weir (4 golds) and Oscar Pistorius (Bladerunner) was awe inspiring and capped off a memorable Olympic Year. We are looking to continue this legacy through sport and across the whole school with the values of Inspiration, Friendship, Courage, Determination, Equality, Excellence and Respect.

Key Stage 3 Art/Drama Club Tuesdays 3-4pm Miss Roberts Art Room Set, prop and giant plant eaters! Design, make, create and paint for our school production. Starts on Tuesday October the 2nd

Sports Day 2012 After two postponed sports days due to rain, this was definitely third time lucky. The sun was shining down on every student competing for their tutor group including cheerleading, obstacle race, banners, tug of war alongside more traditional track and field events. The new year sevens were also involved in an alternative sports day back at school run by the sports students from Cornwall College. From individual winners and best supported tutor groups through to the designers of flags and banners, everyone participated in a highly successful day. Many thanks must go to students and staff for their efforts. Victor Ludorum—Solomon Woodard

Victor Ludorum - William Eva

Victrix Ludorum—Hallie Freeman

Victrix Ludorum - Ella Buzza

Winning Tutor Group— 8BL - Miss Larter

Winning Tutor Group 9LP – Miss Peach

Best Supported— 8KS - Miss Smith

Best Supported

Victor Ludorum - Jordan Walklett

Victor Ludorum - Connor Davey/Dec Williams

Victrix Ludorum - Rebecca Craze

Victrix Ludorum - Lydia Curnow

Winning Tutor Group – 10MTR – Miss Tremaine

Winning Tutor Group 11JB - Mr Best

Best Supported - 10PL - Mr Lyon

Best Supported - 11JB - Mr Best

9LP - Miss Peach

We had a total of four records broken this year:300 metres - Jasmine Jacka - 49.9 seconds 1500metres - Ella Buzza - 5.48 minutes Javelin -

Chanice Sheffield - 18.14 metres

Triple Jump - Jordan Walklett - 11.86 metres

PE Students of the month After such a successful summer with the Olympics and Paralympics, we’ve decided to honour our PE students each month linking their targets with the Olympic values:Respect, Inspiration, Courage, Friendship, Equality, Excellence and Determination. This month’s winners are:Connor Davey, Rebecca Wood, Abi Roberts, Jemma Mallaber, Owen Symonds, Hallie Freeman and Jordan Walklett.

Results The boys played their first rugby fixture against Camborne last Thursday with mixed results Year 7s drew 10-10 in their first match, Year 9s won 31-17 and Year 8s & Year10s lost.

Do you have complete Scrabble sets you know longer use? Year 10 would like to start 'scrabble teams', as part of their literacy in tutor time plan. If you have any sets at home in cupboards or tucked away in lofts that you are willing to donate please hand them in at reception for the attention of Mrs Wills

WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK Monday 1st Oct

– Badminton Club – Sports Hall - after school – 2.55 – 4pm X-Country Club – school field - after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Tuesday 2nd Oct –

Netball Club – netball courts - after school – 2.55 – 4pm Rugby Club - school field – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Wednesday 3rd Oct – Trampolining Club – Sports Hall – 2.55 – 4pm Street Dance Club – Dance Studio – 2.55 – 4pm Mountain Biking Club – The Track – 2.55 – 4pm (cost) Surf Club – (see Mr Williams) – 2.55 – 5pm (cost) Thursday 4th July –

Fixtures: Netball v Mullion – away – 2.55 – 5.30pm Rugby v Falmouth – Home – 2.55 – 5pm

Friday 13th July —

GCSE Dance – Dance Studio – 2.55 – 5pm Surf Project – after school – 2.55 – 6pm


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