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A Year at Pool

Issue 5 January 2014

Well Done Cecilia! See you at Cambridge! Well done to Cecilia Carlisle, who left Pool Academy just 2 years ago and who has been studying A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Biology. This week she had the great news that she has been offered the chance to study Mathematics at Cambridge University in Sep-

tember. She already has a grade A* at A level in Mathematics and an AS in French and she is really looking forward to the opportunity to work with some of the planet’s best minds in the subject. Mrs Hill said ‘I am so pleased for Cecilia, who has always been an excellent mathematician and I am so proud of her achievements in this subject. Cecilia is also an extremely competent musician and she seems to do well in everything she puts her mind to. It is a pleasure to see students from Pool Academy getting to the very top of the educational system.” Cecilia said “I just cant believe it! It doesn't seem real.” Well done Cecilia and good luck at Cambridge university!

Jordan referees abroad Mr Hosking bumped into an ex student of ours and was pleased to find out that Jordan Myatt has been following his dreams. Jordan was asked to send us a summary of what he has been doing since he left Pool Academy and this is what he wrote…. “I started refereeing and officiating youth football games at the start of Year 11, in 2012. After realising that I possibly wouldn’t be able to make it as a professional footballer, I started to think about being a referee. I loved it and was very passionate about it. After a year of refereeing the local leagues and teams around Cornwall and all across the country, I had an email from the FA saying that I was being nominated to referee and Officiate abroad in Madrid. This was one of the best and biggest European youth tournaments around and it was at the home of the 9 times European Champions, Real Madrid. A few months after getting that email and thinking nothing of it, I got an email, saying that I had a place. Only 6 referees in Cornwall were going, I couldn’t believe my luck, I was absolutely ecstatic. On the 20th June 2013 I flew out from Heathrow airport, and landed in Madrid. During my 9 days out in Madrid, I refereed academy teams such as, Manchester United Academy, Manchester City Academy, Real Madrid Academy and Atletico Madrid Academy. I was refereeing in famous grounds such as, The Coliseum Alfonso Pérez (Getafe Stadium) and The Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano (Real Madrid’s 2nd team ground) in front of around about 4,000 people every game. Since the trip to Madrid I have been refer-

eeing at the highest leagues in Cornwall, The South West Peninsula Premier Division and The South West Peninsula Division 1. I am now very determined to further my career as a sportsman and an athlete, and I have high aspirations of being a professional referee. I would like to thank Pool Academy and especially the PE department for the help and support they have given, and this has helped me to fulfil the career of my dreams.” Well done Jordan for going after your dream.

History Trip Mr Turner and Miss Groves took 20 students to London for a weekend on Friday 13th December. There were worries that it might have been an unlucky trip leaving on one of the most unlucky days of the year – but fortunately the bus did not catch fire this time!! . Some of the places we visited included Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms, Covent Garden, Victoria Theatre to see the world famous Billy Elliot musical and the London Eye. The students were brilliant and were a real asset to the school. Mr Turner and I were very proud to be accompanying you so well done!

Callum Walklett wins National Silver Callum won silver medal in the u12 boys’ vault at the Boys’ British Gymnastics Cha mpionships held in Glasgow on 08/12/13 -thanks to Swallows of Helston for the photo

Solar Powered Car Challenge Pool Academy's Science Club were set a challenge to build a solar powered racing car. Each team was given a set of equipment to construct their dragster. Sarah Tallboys the STEM coordinator from Cornwall College kindly provided the model kits and panels. Cornish sunshine unfortunately did not have enough oomph to propel the cars so after the pupils had constructed their mean racing machines they attended an after school session at Cornwall College to race on the specially prepared solar track. The eventual winners were, Miles Waterhouse, Maria Rowe & Courtney Bassett. Science Club will be starting again after February half term so keep an eye out for notices in the science department.

MA 7 Charity Cake Sale In December, maths students in Mrs Warwicker's year 9 class took part in a productive task involving data collection, analysing it and using the data to create a product that could be sold to make the most money. The students from MA7 first started the task by writing questionnaires to put to members of the public. From this, each individual from the class had a good idea of what they wanted to sell, including cookies and cupcakes. The class debated on what charity would be chosen to send our money to and we chose 'Cancer Research' as we felt that it would benefit those in need and a lot of us had friends and family that had been affected. The students went home and baked scrumptious goodies to sell on Friday the thirteenth (unlucky for some but not for us!) It came to the Friday and most students came and helped out during break and we managed to raise a staggering ÂŁ33.66! Ollie and James presented the money to Alec from 'Cancer Research' in assembly.

Pool Academy’s First Geology Fieldtrip The first Geology field visit took place in January. The class studied and interpreted the rocks and sediments at Godrevy. A summary of the morning is described by Milli Rickard-Blight (9KB). “First we arrived at the beach and were given our safety hats. Dr. Ryan went through the safety aspects of the visit and then we headed down to the beach. Once we got got the beach we did some individual work looking at changes in the rocks along the cliff face. Next we shared our thoughts to build a picture of how it formed. Lastly we looked at the different rocks we would find in the river. Why they were like that? And how did they get their shape. With the rocks we created a timeline of the cycle on the beach. I learned a lot of new things. It was a great experience and we should do more field work as it’s an easy way to learn”.

Yr 7 Get the Blues! Year 7 girls have finished their dance unit on The Blues Brothers. They have been learning about the culture and style of dance which is used in the film and on the music video 'Shake a tail feather.' They brought in costumes and props to allow them to 'get into character.' They performed to the other PE group on their last lesson. Well done to Mrs Strong's year 7 PE groups- their performance was excellent! MFL Leaders promote festive traditions in primary schools! MFL Leaders promote festive traditions in primary schools!

A group of MFL leaders in years 9 and 10 visited 5 primary schools in the area; Rosemellin, Roskear, Illogan, Treloweth and Pencoys, and organised a variety of festive activities to do with the pupils in order to get them in the festive spirit but also enlighten them on how Christmas is celebrated in France, Spain and Germany. At Pencoys and Illogan students organised a range of fantastic activities about how Christmas is celebrated in France and taught them a traditional French Christmas carol. At Roskear and Treloweth they taught the pupils the "Feliz Navidad" song and made paper chains with key spanish festive vocabulary. At Rosemellin, the students learnt about how Christmas is celebrated in Spain and in Germany. A big MERCI BEAUCOUP, MUCHAS GRACIAS and VIELEN DANK to all the MFL leaders who took part.

Hockey Successes! Congratulations to Orlah

10 of our girls in years 8-11 have been attending the Cornwall Hockey Association development sessions on our astroturf on Friday evenings.

Cross Country with Pool Academy Our X-C team has been going well this autumn, with up to 20 at training on Fridays and good turnouts to the monthly league fixtures. 3 of our teams were 6th in the Devon & Cornwall section of the England Schools Team Cup in October and our runners have featured prominently in the area champion-

Congratulations to Orlah Angove who has been selected for the full Cornwall squad. ships and the monthly x-c league. Pool Academy, Church Road, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3PZ email: Telephone: 01209 712220 Attendance line: 01209 722333 (24hrs)

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