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Our pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 have enjoyed an adventurous and exciting week learning in a variety of environments and in ways which have enriched their learning. 'Talk to the animals' gave those with an interest in wildlife the opportunity to examine conservation work with otters, owls and monkeys. Others tried out a range of adventure activities from canoeing to surfing. Meanwhile the artistically-inclined were able to immerse themselves in a week of craft-making including studying Aboriginal art. Many pupils chose, rather than to try new experiences, instead to focus on enhancing their existing talents in the performing arts with Drama, Dance and Music workshops facilitated by staff and former pupils now studying at Cornwall College in Poltair's very own 'Fame Academy.'. This experience has further inspired many of those looking forward to starting GCSE and Btec courses in the Arts next year. Elsewhere the sports enthusiasts have received coaching in a range of games and sporting activities. Paul Marshall head of PE said: We are delighted to once again benefit from the enthusiasm and expertise of Jamie Burchell of Plymouth Raiders who provides such an inspirational role model for our pupils, many of whom are keen followers and players of basketball.' For those with an eye on the film industry the Spielberg Adventure enabled them to make their own action adventure film shot in the Lost Gardens of Heligan and with the grand finale of a private viewing at the Regal Cinema Redruth. For some pupils the week gave them their first taste of international travel as they set off for Paris to try out their French language skills.
Stephen Tong Headteacher explained: Activities Week encompasses all that Poltair believes in-it offers enhanced opportunities for pupils to learn in creative and imaginative ways and to feel a sense of pride in their achievements. It encourages pupils to learn how to work in teams with others of different ages and abilities and enables them to encounter enriching experiences beyond the classroom.'