This weekend, 5 teams in Y10 completed their practice expedition for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. They began the walk at Carne Beach on Saturday morning, unfortunately they experienced quite wet conditions but they managed to persevere and continue through the day. Conditions did begin to dry out as they approached camp where they worked extremely hard to pitch their tents and to begin to cook their own dinner. Sunday morning began early, with teams waking up at 06.30 to allow them to cook and eat breakfast and pack their bags ready for their second day of walking. Spirits remained high and with the conditions opposite to Saturday, they began to enjoy the coastal paths a little bit more. A member of the public commented on “how pleasant and polite your students were – they were a credit to your school.” The students were fantastic all weekend and should be extremely proud of themselves. Next up, the assessed expedition!
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.
Wednesday night saw more than 80 Year 9 & 10 students and their parents attend the Duke of Edinburgh Award Promotional Evening. The evening opened up the opportunity for both year groups to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which is internationally recognised and highly valuable to the students. If you missed the evening and would like more information about the award, please get in touch with Mr Richard Avery, Duke of Edinburgh Manager via email at email@example.com.
Caius & James, both Y11 students, have been volunteering to organise and coach at our Y7 Football Club. They approached Mr Avery with the idea to enable them to complete their volunteering section for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Both students have been proactive to advertise the club and have developed exciting and engaging sessions to enable the younger students to develop their skills and techniques in football. If you are in Y7 and would like to join the club, please meet outside the sports hall with your PE kit, football boots & shinpads afterschool on Wednesday until 4.15pm.
The Roseland Academy Sailing Club meet on Mondays after school at Percuil. For the students this is a real highlight of the week and takes full advantage of our position on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. Booking is essential and there are still places available for the 3 weeks left before half term. Please contact Mr Ashwin for more details. These photos were taken on the water this evening!
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.
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.
Over the weekend, three Y11 teams completed their expedition for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award in Newquay. The weather was warm, but this did not stop the highly determined teams to complete the routes they had spent time planning. They spent time exploring the coastal areas and beaches before heading in land to camp. All three teams demonstrated excellent camp craft and navigational skills throughout the weekend and can now focus on completing the other three sections to complete the whole award.
Many thanks to Mr Avery for supporting the event over the weekend.
If you are interested in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, please get in touch with Mr Richard Avery via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the weekend, three teams completed a tough practice expedition covering the Roseland Peninsula. They began the weekend on Carne beach and headed inland to Veryan before returning to the coast in the afternoon. They ended the first day with a walk to Portscatho. They showed they could be self-reliant and they worked well as a team. They demonstrated solid campcraft skills at the campsite and rested so they were fresh for the second day of their expedition. Sunday began with a short stroll to Towan beach, where one of the teams stopped for breakfast (pictured). The weather remained the same throughout the weekend, along with their positive attitude to complete their practice expedition. All three teams are now planning their routes for their assessed expedition in the near future.
Report by Mr Avery.
Many thanks to Mr Avery for leading this activity.