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 >>
Mounts Bay is taking over Penlee Gallery for one night! On the 21st November, Mounts Bay’s Silver Arts Award students are taking over Penlee Gallery to host a Leonard Fuller inspired 1930′s to 1940′s event which will, throughout the night, have: Dance, Live Music and Photography along with a variety of 1930′s to 1940′s refreshments available. The evening is on from 6:30 until 9:00 with free entry for the whole night!
PENZANCE JUNIOR CLUB AWARDS EVENING 2014 Mounts Bay student, Ellyn Calveley, has been recognised at an Awards ceremony held at Penzance Tennis Club. Penzance Tennis Club held there 2nd Junior Awards Evening recently. Martin Coates, Tennis Manager, and Anna Clemens, Junior Committee Representative, were delighted to see an even bigger turn out this year with over 100 parents and children coming along to celebrate a very successful year of tennis at the club. We are very proud of all our juniors >>