Roseland Students raise vital funds for Marie Curie

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Students from the Roseland Academy have planted their 6th Field of Hope within the school grounds in support of the local Marie Curie Nursing Service.

Daffodil bulbs were kindly donated by Maurice Crouch (Growers) Ltd. for the project.  Our students held a non-uniform day in February and have raised a total of £500.65 which now brings the total raised by the Academy to £2,335.65.  This money will fund 116 hours of local Marie Curie Nursing care in the community.

Marie  Curie is here for people living with any terminal illness, whether it’s cancer or any other illness, and their families.  The charity offers expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.  Marie Curie Nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK.  Over the last 60 years, Marie Curie has helped millions of people with a terminal illness and their families.

For more information on the work of Marie Curie in Cornwall or how to get involved with fundraising please call The Cornwall Fundraising Office on 01872 260500.

Combined Truro Schools Ceramics Workshop

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On Tuesday 24th January four Year 9 students from The Roseland attended an inspirational ceramics workshop at Truro School, led by artist Russell O’Connor. Students from various local secondary schools came together for this event and, under Russell’s instruction, constructed 3D boats from slabs of terracotta clay, based on Cornish fishing boats. Each student was able to create their own unique design, complete with distinctive details such as buoys, anchors, portholes and mussells, painted with coloured slips. The workshop forms part of a wider programme of art activities in the run up to this years’ Combined Truro Schools Art Exhibition, where the resultant artwork will be displayed. The exhibition will take place at the Lander Gallery, Lemon Street, Truro in March 2017 – more details to follow soon! The theme for this years’ exhibition is contemporary art in Cornwall, with the title “You Are Here”.

Farm Visit from Tregony Pre-School

Capture1This week Tregony Preschool were treated to a tour around The Roseland Community Farm.

Mrs Southworth showed the group around the different enclosures and explained how the many different animals on our farm are cared for.

Our on-site farm is an important part of The Roseland Academy and is a unique resource of which we are very proud. Students have the opportunity to look after and learn about a wide range of animals, including goats, Shetland ponies, chickens, rabbits and mice.

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Teaching happens both on the farm and in our purpose built classroom.

We grow our own food and flowers using the greenhouse, polytunnel and vegetable patch. We have also previously been chosen to exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where we won a Silver medal.

The facility is open to students of all years at break and lunch time and is used to deliver our BTEC in Animal Care course.

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Dragons Join the Farm

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This week, we were delighted to welcome new members to Roseland Community Farm – three bearded dragon lizards! 

The new additions, who are approximately two years old, will primarily be cared for by Year 10 students as part of their BTEC Animal Care course. The students sexed the lizards, discovering that all of them are female.

As part of the course, students will learn how to care for and feed a wide variety of animals, including the lizards, dogs, cats, chickens and goats.

Students not currently studying for the BTEC will also be able to visit them at break and lunchtimes too.