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Kyle in Year 7 has had a fantastic year at Poltair school settling in to school life well and progressing well in all lessons. Kyle is a keen sports person and has recently achieved a BLACK belt in his favourite sport tae kwon do. Kyle has been taking part in the sport for 4 years and it has given him real drive and determination which is helping him in school. Congratulations on behalf of the year 7 team. Kyle this is a great achievement and you should be very proud. ... Read More...

400 teams of 6 hike 35, 45 or 55 miles depending on age over the rough terrain of Dartmoor, visiting ten nominated tors or check points over two days. The teams must be self-sufficient & camp overnight. 'The impact Ten Tors has had on me is to push through the pain barrier and to keep going until you cross the finish line! To me, it means that now I have achieved the bronze 35 mile, I am going for gold 55 mile when I am old enough.' Misha Higgerson (35 mile) The Ten Tors Challenge is organised... Read More...

On Wednesday 25th April our group attended the KYBA Awards ceremony at The Eden Project. KYBA was formed 11 years ago as Cornwall's own book award. We read 6 books and voted on our favourite. When we went to Eden one of the activities was to help choose the next year's long book list. This year Ali Sparks hosted the event and had us all laughing, she had been one of the authors of the 6 books last year, but didn't manage to win. Other schools did presentations about their favourite books and the author's present made... Read More...

On Sunday 4th March from 10.30am - 12.30pm Friends of Par Beach were holding their annual Spring Beach Clean and Litter Pick in conjunction with Clean Cornwall and Keep Britain Tidy's 'The Great British Spring Clean', also in support of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) 'Big Spring Beach Clean'. As all year 7 students will be undertaking a sustainable citizens day based on recycling on Thursday 8th March the schools Eco Squad made up of girls in Year 7, were invited to take part in the beach clean alongside their Year Team Leader and Geography Teacher. It was a fantastic day... Read More...

Star Reader

All year 7 and 8 students participate in the Accelerated reader programme. This involves them reading a book of their choice and quizzing it on the computer. This gives them a score and also tells them how many words they have read. Amazingly we have a student in year 7 who has achieved a million words read this early in the school term. Willow has read over 1, 200, 000 words since September. To celebrate this achievement Willow has been awarded an Amazon Kindle Fire and certificate. The books she has read are; Nightmares, Harry Potter Chamber of... Read More...


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