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On Saturday 26th January, the Ten Tors teams prepared for a rigorous mandatory clothing and equipment check prior to a day of endurance training and skills based learning. 'We worked hard when we were endurance training in the sand dunes. Misha's team were chasing Elliot's team for Stage 1 and then we swapped over for Stage 2.' Tia-Louise Townsend. There was great teamwork amongst the teams, making an improvement on their overall performance. We learnt the rules and safety surrounding the use of the gas stoves and had the opportunity to try our 'boil in... Read More...

On Friday 30th November, our school choir competed in the Secondary School Choir class at the St Austell Festival of Music & Speech. This was their third consecutive year of entering the competition and once again they were up against some tough competition. They arrived at the church and immediately noticed that the choir they were competing directly against was much larger (3 times as many members), which unsettled their nerves a little. The Roseland Voices took to the stage first and performed their 2 pieces, and they performed them well. Another difference between the two choirs was that Roseland's... Read More...

On Thursday 22nd November, our Year 9 and Year 11 BTEC Dance students were put through their paces by St Austell College Diploma students and teachers in a pretty tough workshop. When challenged to replicate a small motif and then to choreograph their own routine, the Poltair students shone! Our young dancers were inspired by the older students, this got them thinking about what their next steps could be at college should they choose to pursue Dance "post Poltair". All the students represented the school in such a positive light, so well done... Read More...

On the evening of Thursday 22nd November, staff, students (past & present), parents, governors and distinguished guests gathered to recognise and celebrate the outstanding academic, creative and sporting achievements of our students. Well done to everyone who received an award. Special thanks to Charlotte Ellingham, Lily Wells, Caitlin Parsons, Libby Rowe and the Elite Choir for the superb musical performances. ... Read More...

On Saturday 17th November, Poltair took part (for the 2nd consecutive year) in the St Austell Torchlight Carnival. It was a cold but thankfully dry evening and the streets were packed with people eager to see the various displays created by local schools and organisations. We are delighted and very proud to say that we were the winning school! What looked like an army of Poltair students and staff headed to the starting point at John Keay House proudly carrying their sea of poppies and the star of the show - the giant soldier, "Tommy"! The soldier proved... Read More...

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