St Ives School v Mounts Bay Academy Report by William Roberts St Ives kicked off and from the start Mounts Bay were tough and ran straight. However only five minutes into the game Jake Seaton was taken off due to injury leaving us with no substitutes and a very injured player. St Ives were then able to dominate all the rucks, mauls, scrums and line outs. At half time Mr Strong gave us feedback and encouragement to help us win the >>
Today we were lucky enough to have the Royal Navy Presentation team at the Academy to present to years 10 and 11. Students were able to ask questions and find out the opportunities and different jobs roles available to them within the Navy. Over 100 students asked to watch the presentation, and were able to gain a real insight into life in the forces and the benefits that Navy life can bring. We look forward to having the Navy team back >>
On Saturday 22nd November we took 28 Year 7 students to the home of Premiership Rugby side Exeter Chiefs. We set off nice and early ready for a training session at 10 am. This was taken by players from Exeter and one of them was the current England player Tom Johnson! Our own local hero Luke Cowan-Dickie also took the time to sign autographs. During the morning the students were given a tour of the ground and a ‘behind the scenes’ look >>
This morning the Guardian Teacher Network hosted a live-streamed Q&A session with Physicist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox. A group of Mounts Bay students watched as Professor Cox took questions from schools around the country. Students who attended the event had prepared some brilliant questions for the Professor, and Mounts Bay tweeted them in during the webcast. Professor Cox gave his views on the importance of Science, and in particular Physics. He talked about the origins of the Universe, Quantum >>
Report By Mr Eddy Today the Academy hosted a West Cornwall Project Ability day. The event was hugely successful and well attended with 76 pupils competiting, 18 Penwith College Leaders, 24 staff members, from 9 secondary schools and 2 Cornwall Sports Partnership Inclusion Sports Development Organsiers. The pupils participated in a sample of 5 sports in the lead up to the School Games finals on the 26th June. The primary aim of Project Ability is to have more young disabled pupils taking >>
This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, which is the world’s largest celebration of business and innovators. Throughout the week, Mr Jenkin has given assemblies to years 10-7 on ‘Enterprise Skills’ and how these can help the students achieve their goals and dreams. GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. Do we have the next Alan Sugar at Mounts Bay Academy?
Former student Deborah Fleming came in to the Academy on Thursday and met with the High Performance Sports students who were given the opportunity to ask her questions about her progression to becoming an International performer. She also fielded questions linked to her diet, training schedules and how she was helped on her way to success by Mounts Bay, Truro College and Bath University. Deborah was a National level sprinter as a student at Mounts Bay but transferred her skills >>