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Issue 53 Friday 7th December 2012

'Tis the season to be jolly’

Student of the week: Joel Dash 10DSW for his dedication to his GCSE Art Coursework and for overcoming the challenges of creating his character WEEK: 10th-14th December


12th December: School Carol Service 7pm

WEEK: 17th—21st December


19th—20th December: Little Shop Of Horrors Evening Performance

21st December: Last Day Of Term

WEEK: 24th—7th January 2013

Christmas Holidays Term Starts on Monday 7th January

Term Starts on Monday 7th January 2013

E v e n t

Festive fun This years’ Christmas tree welcomed in the festive season. Two students decorated the tree which looked absolutely amazing. There are a few student led projects this year : The Garland of Festive Thoughts - each tutor group will be supplied with their links of a whole school paper-chain which will be displayed around the main hall. Each link will have a Christmas wish or thought written by the students. Recycled tree decorations - tutor group competition to use only recycled materials in creating Christmas decorations. Best dressed tutor group on the last day of term. (festive Fancy dress theme). KS 3 Christmas Disco , Weds 19th Dec 6.30 -8.30pm. Years 7 ,8 and also 9 are welcome, one pound entry includes a drink. Tuck will be sold on the night with all monies raised going towards new lockers.

Natural Connections Competition

M a i n

The Geography Department has been involved in a project from Plymouth University called Natural Connections. This is a project where the students have had to design a logo to represent learning outside the classroom. Groups from Year 7 and Year 8 were all asked to produce a design. Natural Connections is a three year Natural England, DEFRA and English Heritage funded Demonstration Project designed to enhance the use of the natural environment in promoting children’s learning across the curriculum. Plymouth University has been selected to deliver this project in 200 schools across the South West of England in Plymouth, Torbay, Cornwall, North Somerset, Bristol and the surrounding areas. The department was up against schools from across the South West region and we found out that Tegen Moore designed the winning entry for the competition and Fred Marsh ‘s design was highly commended. Both students are from 8 MJT. Plymouth University and the Natural Connections Project were ‘Very very impressed with the standards of the entries and will be contacting us soon with awarding prizes and certificates. The Geography Department would like to congratulate both Tegen and Fred for their entries.

Well done to you both!

You are invited to attend Pool Academy's Christmas Carol Service Wednesday 12th December 7pm—9pm At Trevenson Church, Pool. Please join us for mince pies, tea &coffee after the service

The History Club Young Historians meet at the History Club in ML1 every Friday after school Each member is pursuing his or her own history project; here is a taste of what some are doing. Taya Smitheram is working with Google maps ,sketch up and a family tree, Declan Jones continues with his World War 2 file, Dion Bartle has decided to research football in the old days, Kasey Watkins is creating a game on the Battle of Trafalgar, Daniel Matthews is researching interesting places/bootleggers and hot rods, Reece Lanes has begun his project on skateboarding/heavymetal, Jordan Sleeman continues to build his family history, William Philips is making a model on Google Sketch up, Shaun Fewell is making a model of naval warfare in World War 2, Miles Waterhouse is enjoying his research into different weapons of war, Jordan Sleeman ,Beth Jones and Joel Hamley are also continuing to research their respective family trees. Finally, Luke Curtis has started to construct a blog for the History Club. Check out the home page !

‘I wish I had known that’ Parents can park opposite the school in the College car park to pick up children

Pool Academy (Non Uniform Day) 146.98 £7846.55

Pool Pensioners’ Christmas Lunch Weds 12th December 12 –1pm In main school hall

Only £3.00 (includes 2 course Christmas dinner / drinks, cracker and a raffle ticket )

PE News Congratulations! To Callum Philcox & Conner Davey who played for Cornwall U16’s v Somerset last week at Cornwall College. Both players played extremely well against a very strong Somerset side.

Results: Well done to the boys’ basketball teams who won their first matches against Redruth School on Tuesday. Key stage 3 – Pool (6) v Redruth (2) Key stage 4 – Pool (24) v Redruth (10)

Keystage 4 Basketball Squad

Keystage 3 Basketball Squad

WHAT’S ON NEXT WEEK IN PE: Monday 10th December

– Badminton Club – Sports Hall – after school – 2.55 – 4pm Cross Country Club – School field – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Tuesday 11th December

– Girls Football Club – Cornwall College - after school – 2.55 – 4.15pm Basketball Club – after school – 2.55 – 5.30pm Street Dance Club – Dance Studio – 2.55 – 4pm BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/IT2 – after school – 2.55 – 4pm

Wednesday 12th December –Fixture: Boys Basketball v Penryn – away – 2.55 – 5.30pm Trampolining Club – Sports Hall – 2.55 – 4pm Table Tennis Club – School Gym – 2.55 – 5pm Cross Country League – @ Bodmin – 2.55 – 6pm BTEC PE Intervention class – MU2/IT2 – after school – 2.55 – 4pm Thursday 13th December – Fixtures: Girls Football v R/ Lander – away – 2.55 – 5-5.30pm (Keystage 3 & 4 Teams) Friday 14th December -

GCSE Dance( Yr 9 & 10) – Dance Studio + MU2 – 2.55 – 5pm

'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' Other fiction books are also available in other departments such as History, Art and Science.

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