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Issue 47 Friday 19th October 2012

History students take part in a real archaeological dig!

Student of the week: Leah Hawkey 11SDC for generously sharing her own knowledge to supports others' learning.

WEEK: 22nd—26th October


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

WEEK: 5th—9th November


Thursday 8th November—U14s Girls Hockey Tournament - Penair / Richard Lander / Truro School

WEEK: 29th October—2nd November


WEEK: 12th—16th November


Tuesday 13th November—GCSE Certificate Presentation Evening

E v e n t

Pool Academy History students take part in a real archaeological dig! Seven History students were invited by the National Trust to be part of a dig to uncover a bronze age barrow (burial mound). William Phillips, Luke Curtis, Kaylem Lee, Bethany Newham, Heather Moore, Jack Richardson and Ethan all “upped trowels” and scraped away the past for a day. Everyone has put their journalist’s heads on and are now working on producing an article for the West Briton and National Trust. Well done to all of you! Time Team eat your heart out!

Pool Academy London 2012 Olympic Memorabilia

M a i n

Two weeks ago a parcel arrived addressed to Pool Academy inside of which a letter and three gigantic flags were found. The letter informed us that the flags were used in the historic opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games and when the banners were unravelled it was revealed that the banners pictured our pupils’ work on the them! Well done Maia Coyte, as her design was one of the main features.

Cornwall Would you like the possibility of saving money on your energy bill? Cornwall Together is a ground breaking collective purchasing project, which aims to save people hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills. Becoming a member is easy; visit with a copy of your energy bill. It’s free to use and there is no obligation. On the site you register your details, and look forward to finding a cheaper energy deal. If you do not have internet access, you can call 0800 772 0925.

'What’s on in our Library?' Monday and Tuesday- Movie Night Coming soon- Wednesday Night- Story Telling Night- Come and share your favourite stories Friday Lunch- the 'Book Swap Shop' Also, a calling to all cereal eaters!!! Nestlé Cereals have a 'Box Tops For Books' scheme - if anyone eats these cereals there are tokens on the top of boxes which entitle schools to free books- can they be brought to reception please? Other fiction books are also available in other departments such as History, Art and Science.

If only I knew that... In this section there will be helpful facts and information given which some parents and carers may find useful.

If you can give a mobile number or email to school, letters, notices and events can be given electronically rather than by satchel post., which occasionally can take a while to reach its .

Student saves Dad’s life! Well done to Maria Rowe 7AMR who saved her dad’s life by performing CPR. Maria holds a St John’s Ambulance badge, and was guided through performing CPR by the operator. Maria stayed calm and carried on until the ambulance crew arrived and took over.

Vacancies Examination Invigilators required including reader/scribes of exams No experience necessary. Full training given Please contact Tina Rowe, Examination Administrator 01209 712220 ext 215

Do you use the school bus? Please can you update County if your child no longer needs to use school buses. 0300 1234 101

Mathematical Treasure Hunt We were delighted to welcome 25 Y6 students from Rosemellin school last week to do a Mathematical Treasure Hunt. Initially the students had a tour of the school and took photos of any numbers they saw around with their iPads. Then they had to solve problems and find the correct answer which could've been hidden anywhere, including outside Mrs Hill's office. We all had lots of fun and the winners of the Treasure Hunt were: Molly Curnow and Poppy Fenn. We hope to see them all again very soon for another Mathematical Challenge.

UK SKATEBOARD STAR TO REVEAL WINNING CORNISH DESIGN One of the UK’s top skateboarders will announce the winner of a national competition and reveal brand new Cornish skateboard designs at a unique exhibition opening on 20 October at Heartlands, Pool. Nick Jensen, who skates for Blueprint, will launch “Whatever It Takes”, an exhibition presenting the results of a competition to design a Cornish skateboard. The exhibition will be in the Glass Atrium at Heartlands from 20 October – 22 December 2012 and will be free to enter. Joe Spencer 8KB is a finalist, Joe has done really well to get to the final ten!

Principal for the day I am Daniel Riddle from 10RR and on Thursday 11th October I spent 150 merits to be Principal for the day. It was worth it because you get to work for the Principal. In the morning at 8.50am I had go to Mrs Hill’s office to await instructions on what to do, then some people came into school and I had to show them around school with Mr Challis, answering questions they asked. Then when I came back to the office two people came in to talk about events at the church in the Christmas holidays. After break I went around the school doing a health and safety check in toilets, corridors and classrooms. After I had done that I had a cup of blackcurrant juice and some biscuits for my hard work. After lunch I had a meeting with Rob Armstrong from Curnow school about his students and team.

Arts Award Student Review My name is Cody Lawry and as part of my Arts Award I need to write a Review. I went to London in Activities week last year and watched ‘We Will Rock You’ in the Dominion Theatre on Wednesday 18th July 2012. As we arrived in the theatre it was a very busy place due to the excitement in the air. It was a rock themed musical which attracted the younger generation, also families. As curtains opened the audience went silent waiting for the show to begin. The buzz was atmospheric! As soon as the show started, the first song opened it which grabbed the audience and everybody was joining in. This opening showed it was going to be a fun night! The best thing about the show for me was how the characters’ personalities were transferred to the audience by their hair, makeup and costumes. Also I enjoyed the special effects and music, such as the platform lifting up and rotating in the audience when the Killer Queen was singing. Also, I loved it when they sang 'I want it all' and 'We will rock you'. Overall I thought the show was amazing; each aspect of the musical was fantastic such as the dancing, singing, the set, the story, the costumes, special effects and, of course, the characters. I would recommend this musical to anyone going to London because I loved it!

Samaritan's Purse shoebox appeal The appeal has been launched to Key Stage 3 students and the challenge has been given to the tutor groups to work together to collect items for the boxes and fill them. All items should be new and details for contents of the boxes and information about the Charity and where the boxes go and how they are received can be found on the website All branches of Shoezone give empty shoe-boxes away and the branch at Redruth have them at the shop ready to pick up for anyone who calls in . Postage is paid by the school but if parents wish to pay the £2.50 postage for each box there are envelopes available at school. Please mark envelopes clearly with name and address so that the charity can claim gift aid. Deadline for the boxes will be second week back after half term. Every year our parents students and staff respond so generously to this appeal. We look forward to sending more gifts to bring joy to children in parts of the world who live in poverty and difficult situations. Thank you for giving and caring.

Christingle Service Thursday 6th December 6pm-7pm In the Drama Studio

Phoenix Youth Club For nearly 20 years the school has supported the Phoenix Youth Club. Over the years Pool Academy has provided this invaluable opportunity to its students at the Pool Methodist Church. We are grateful for the support of the Youth Service, staff at Pool and volunteers (both adult and student). Due to changes in the ownership of the church the youth club has closed. The Youth Service and Volunteer groups offer provisions at the Redruth Youth Centre and Tuckingmill Youth Club. Dates to follow.

Harry Hall wins International Honours Harry Hall 11JB was selected to represent England in the Under 16 National Schoolboys’ Golf Team and played a vital role in securing an England win over Wales at Llanwern, near Newport. Harry played a decisive last match against a scratch player from Wales in the afternoon, hitting consecutive birdies and a 40ft putt to give England a 4-1. Further matches against Ireland and Scotland have been scheduled. Harry has said, “It is a privilege to represent your country. I am thrilled at representing the Cornwall U16 teams and competitions and having opportunities to play around the country, in particular the England National Youth training sessions at Forest Pines Gold Club in North Lincolnshire. I really must say a big thank you to my club in West Cornwall and the many family and friends who support me.”

Ski Trip 2013 to Alpe D’Huez, France Unfortunately due to lack of interest we had to postpone our January 2013 Ski Trip, however we are trying to establish a group for the ski trip in March 2013. The trip dates are 16th-23rd March 2013.

£650 This includes all equipment, ski tuition, full board accommodation and flights from Bristol. Places are strictly limited, on a first come first served basis. If you are still interested in going please see Mr. Webb or reception for a letter.

Picture from Ski Trip 2012

Cross Country The trip up to Ivybridge last week was made worthwhile by some excellent performances by Pool students in the Devon & Cornwall section of the Schools Cup. In the Junior Girls, young Tammy Kearney fought valiantly to get away from Jasmine Jacka, but Jasmine just beat Tammy on the run in by one place, in 35th. Brooke Godliman ran well without much training to place 40th, with the team 7th. The Junior Boys race started just as the heavens opened and the big surprise was Year 7 Jake Rees, who came to his first X-C club after school on Monday and then was first Pool scorer on Wednesday, in 24th, just ahead of National Beach Sprint Champion Harry Stephens in 27th. Solomon Woodard had a good first outing on the country in 36th, with Harry Cantellow having a more unfortunate experience, having a bad stitch which pushed him back to 40th. Kasey Watkins showed heaps of determination to get round in 42nd and sprinter Owen Symonds helped his team out with a hard-earned 44th.

The Inter Boys had mixed fortunes in by far the longest race of the day, missing a couple of runners due to a rugby match on the same day. Jordan Walklett was our big hope and went out fast in 4th position. However he's been concentrating on his triple and long jumping and he started to fade. He then had a catalogue of disasters, falling over and cutting his leg, vomiting and getting a bad stitch, resulting in him drifting back down the field to place 26th, with a strong-looking Jamie Canavan (28th) almost catching him. Josh Rowe had a fine school debut in 30th, with Jack Davey bringing the team home in 7th position, with 33rd

Year 9 boys cup rugby match Results The Year 9 boys rugby team beat Camborne School 38 - 21 in their year knock-out cup match on Tuesday at Camborne, they now will play Penair / Truro school in the next round.

PE News Results Rugby: Falmouth could only raise two teams to play against us at home last Thursday. Both our teams won—Year 7s 20 – 0 and Year 9s 37-19. The Year 11s were beaten by Helston School, last Tuesday, in the U16s Cup Rugby match. Also, the Year10s were due to play Mullion School, at home last Wednesday, in the U15’s Cup match but Mullion could not raise a side and therefore forfeit the match. Keep a lookout on the notice board to see who they’re drawn against in the next round.

Netball: The girls had mixed results on their first fixture; we took 5 teams to Mullion School last Thursday, the Year7s and Year8s lost, Keystage 4 won 7-4 and one Year9 team won while the other team narrowly lost.

Please come along and support our teams. Peninsula Surf Competition Three Pool students took part in this competition for what was the Penryn Sports Partnership, now re-named. Jack Adams and Angus Morgan-Osborne were both narrowly eliminated in the preliminary rounds of the U16 and U14 competitions respectively and it was left to Max MorganOsborne to fly the flag in the Quarter-Finals of the U14s. He was knocked out there, but put up a great fight against opponents 2 years older (and twice the size!). WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK Monday 22nd October

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

Tuesday 23rd October

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

Wednesday 24th October

– 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 25th October

– Fixtures: Netball v Helston School – Away – 2.55 – 5.30pm Rugby v Mount’s Bay( Yr 7 & 8’s) – Home – 2.55 – 5pm

Friday 26th October

- GCSE Dance( Yr 9 & 10) – Dance Studio + MU2 – 2.55 – 5pm Surf Project – after school – 2.55 – 6pm


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