Oscar – man of the match

After a fine all round performance in the first round against Pool school where Burr won man of the match, the Year 9 cricket team won a thriller at Tregony Cricket Club against Penair school.
Penair batted first and managed a very respectable score of 100 off their 18 overs. Townsend and Bray were the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets off 4 overs for 13 runs and 2 wickets off 4 overs for 11 runs respectively. After losing the early wickets off Bray and Flack, Townsend and Thomas-Donald steadied the ship and produced a very mature 50 partnership.

Thomas-Donald finished the innings on 35 not out including 6 boundaries! The game went into the final over where Burr calmly knocked of the 2 runs needed for victory.

Man of the match was awarded to Thomas-Donald for his free-scoring batting display.

Roseland Students Shine in International Male Voice Choral Festival 2015!

Year 9 students James Sharman and Richard Faull performed in a prestigious choral event at the Hall for Cornwall over the first May Bank Holiday weekend as part of the International Male Voice Choral Festival. Cambiata Cornwall is a choir for boys aged 13 to 25 years which aims to unlock the potential of emerging voices at this point in their lives, directed by leading singing expert Angel Renshaw. As part of a wider programme of festival events, the concert celebrated male voice choirs from around the globe, featuring choirs of all ages and a wide range of musical genres. Cambiata Cornwall gave a stunning performance, singing two contrasting songs; “MLK” by U2 and the gospel song “Gwahoddiad”. We look forward to the next performance by Cambiata Cornwall, who will no doubt have further concert dates later this year!

James Sharman said, “This was my first performance with choir and I really enjoyed it – I was quite nervous but now I can’t wait for the next performance!”

Richard Faull said, “I really enjoyed hearing the other choirs too, especially the Cousin Jacks!”

Brilliant Performances From The Roseland’s Musicians

1504musicOn Wednesday 25th March talented guitarists and percussionists from The Roseland showcased their skills during an evening of varied musical performances.

At the end of the spring term The Roseland Academy held another hugely successful Evening of Guitars and Percussion. Students of Mr Mitchell (Percussion) and Mr Crowe and Mr McClure (Guitar) all had a chance to demonstrate their musical talents by performing solo pieces.  A wide assortment of student ensembles also took to the stage to perform for friends and family.

The evening included a huge variety of musical styles such as rock, classical and samba. It was the perfect opportunity for the students to show staff, friends and family the results of all their hours of practice and hard work.

One Year 8 performer said, “I was really scared before I went on stage but it was actually really good fun to perform the piece I’ve been practicing. I knew that my mum and dad were in the audience and all the other students were really supportive.”

Expressive Arts Development Officer Wendy Polley said, “Yet again, the night was a huge success and we are really proud of all our talented young drummers and guitarists.”  She added, “For some of our students it was their first solo performance, and everybody did brilliantly. Congratulations to Mr Mitchell, Mr Crowe and Mr McClure, and to all of their students – they made the evening such a great success.”

Cambridge University Schools’ Officer visits The Roseland

The Roseland students in Year 10 and 11 recently enjoyed a visit from Sam Turner, School and College Liason Officer from Downing College Cambridge, who gave a presentation about UCAS applications and took part in a question and answer session.

He advised students regarding A Level requirements for different university subjects and also stressed the importance of achieving their potential with their GCSE results, to act as a good basis for their further education studies. He told a few stories from his three years at Cambridge University, to give the students an insight into what they could expect at university.

He encouraged students to work hard and aim high, in order to open as many doors as possible.

Students particularly enjoyed the question and answer session, as they had the opportunity to ask questions about potential A Level options and also to quiz Sam on what Cambridge is really like.

Hair and Beauty Students Shine

Hair and beauty students from The Roseland shone at the Cornish Skills Challenge 2015 competition and catwalk show. 

This annual event was hosted by Truro and Penwith College and this year had the theme of ‘numbers.’ Year 11 students from The Roseland are following one of the vocational Hair and Beauty courses at the college and competed in the Level 1 section for young college students.  There were 162 competitors across Levels 1-3.

Year 9 student Jasmin Mason was a model at the event for her sister Talia. She said, “It was lovely having my hair and make-up done by my sister. I am very proud of her, she did really well and came second. She practices on me at home when she is preparing for competitions.” She added, “Being a model was a bit scary because of the amount of people in the audience and I was wearing high heels but afterwards I felt amazing.”

Deputy Headteacher James Davidson said, “Students worked exceptionally hard on their models throughout the day in preparation for the catwalk show in the evening. Very well done to all our competitors and their models.”

Well done to: Jordan Brookes who came third with her model Shaznay Tregale (Level 1 Hairdressing); Talia Mason who came second with her model Jasmin Mason (Level 1 Hairdressing); Alissha Whiles who came third with her model Yasmyn Miller (Level 1 Basic Manicure and Nail Art); Mia Pheasey who came second with her model Mrs Bodie (Level 1 Basic Manicure and Nail Art) and well done too, to Callie Mee with her model Macy Hulme (Level 1 Hairdressing).

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Wednesday 22nd April


Young brass players from The Roseland Academy, Penair, Richard Lander and partner primary schools enjoyed an inspirational brass concert & masterclass with the Brass Quintet from The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 22nd April, hosted by The Roseland Academy. Brass players of all ages came together to hear a short concert and demonstration by the quintet, who also spoke about their chosen career and working life as a professional musician.  Students then got the chance to play alongside the quintet as they collaborated on two ensemble pieces, which they performed to a Year 7 music class at the end of the morning. Years 5 & 6 from Tregony primary also attended the morning concert.

Greenpower powers ahead

Down in the Resistant Materials room, every Thursday after school and Friday lunchtime, a group of hard-working engineers (commonly known as the Greenpower club) have been devoted to building a car fit for the races. Whether it’s creating a battery trolley or fixing on the wheels, all of our engineers, racers and business people have been working at their best to create the perfect vehicle.

So far our Greenpower team, now known as ‘Roseland Racers’, have been sponsored by:

race car manufacturing

race car manufacturing

  • Hewas Water Engineering Ltd
  • Fal Fish
  • Greenpower Education Trust

A number of companies have also given valuable discounts:

  • Mays Country store
  • Truro Fabrics
  • Patrick Sherwood Plastics

We would like to thank all our sponsors as without them this would not have been able to happen.

Green power constructionThe South West regional heat is on the 21st June and we will be taking a team of 11 with 4 spectators and reserve team members.  Whilst we are up against very experienced and long standing teams it is hoped that our success will see the car complete a ‘respectable’ number of laps in this 4 hour endurance race, with a view to improving the car for the next season of racing.

Charlotte Pollard and Maggie Winn – PR and Marketing