Cover: Year 11 Art


                                                                                              21st May 2021

                                               Where will your passion take you….
This week we have been focussing on our Year 8 and 9 students who have been
choosing their preferred curriculum for examinations next year and in 2023.

You all know that at Mounts Bay we believe that anything is possible and we want
everyone in our community to feel like they have the limitless potential to grow and
follow their passions. We want all of our students to use those passions in their learning
because let’s face it, if you enjoy your work, it ceases to be onerous.

We believe that for everyone in the school, regardless of background or starting point,
achieving the highest academic standards in subjects they enjoy will help them become
equipped with the values, attitudes and attributes that will serve them well in higher
education, the workplace and their lives. We have always tried to provide our students
with a curriculum that will enable them to go out and take on the world as it exists when
they leave us.

But the world has changed and nobody could have predicted what would happen over
the last 18 months, that is why it is so important that we give the young people in our
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strong and will complement our core English Baccalaureate curriculum.

Thank you to everyone who has completed our Communications Survey. We value your
feedback and on the whole it was very positive.
“You are great at communicating what you have been up to as a school, how our
children are performing and advertising clubs and up-coming trips and adventures, we
really enjoy discussing and celebrating this with our children primarily through the
newsletter and the excellent EduLink App.”
However, we also take note of the fact that some of you feel that we need to streamline
the number of methods that we have to talk to you and provide useful information.
Historically this has been because of the limited take-up we have had in the past with
ParentMail. This is another thing that lock-down has changed and we now feel confident
that we can reach most parents though it, so will be moving more and more of our
communication to it starting with next week’s newsletter.

Next week is the last week before half-term and we will be wishing our Class of 2021
goodbye as they leave us to explore their passions. I intend to spend this weekend
enjoying some of the passions that I haven’t been able to undertake during the
restrictions, I hope you get a chance to too.

Best wishes

Les Hall - Academy Principal

Best wishes to our brilliant Year 11 students who have shown resilience and fortitude
throughout the year and have coped well with everything that Covid has thrown at them.
Friday will be their last day of formal lessons and we wish them well as they move towards
their important leaving activities. The Leavers’ Ball at Tregenna as well as the leavers’
Assembly and then looking forward to results day in August. I hope that they have a good
week and that they leave with dignity and pride providing an example for students in
Years 7 - 10. Good luck to the class of 2021!

Talking of Pride, there is lots to look forward to - a really exciting
event with which we want to get involved is the                                    LGB T
#Prideinyourworkplace event at Penwith College on 30th June
and I am hoping to take a group of students to this event. Covid                     Schools Group
has hit the LGBTQ+ group really hard as they are a mixed year
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group and so being in bubbles has stopped their meeting up.
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We are now able to relax some of the restrictions and so if there                       th        Hosted at
are any students who might have been members of the group                                Penwith
before lockdown or are interested in knowing some more, then
do let me know. It does not matter if you identify as gay or
straight, male or female, or possibly you simply don’t know - all                       Penzance
are welcome!
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I am also delighted to learn about 8 Pegasus and their appeal            #PrideInYourW

for reading glasses for Malawi - do check out the article                             o                     rkplace
elsewhere in this newsletter and scour your house for any old
reading glasses that can be recycled and used in Africa.

Punctuality is getting better and better and the vast majority of students are now all in
their classroom and learning by 8:30 am when school starts. Compared to my first Friday
night late detention a few weeks ago, when there were 20 or so students in the hall, there
were fewer than five students joining me tonight to make up time due to persistent
lateness this week.

Please could we ask anyone who would like to travel on the MBA50, MBA51 or MBA52 or
any of the MBA minibuses to pay their bus fees this week so that we can issue a bus pass
for next half term. A reminder that the current bus pass (with a blue stripe down the side)
will not be valid after Friday 28th May. New bus passes will be issued next week to those
who have paid via ParentMail.

Enjoy your week away and we are all looking forward to the first performance of the
wonderful Year 7 Band as we return after half term to our third project week of 2020/21 in
preparation for the much anticipated Eco Festival on Friday 11th June

Keep well and #BeKind

                                                 Brilliant Club Scholars Programme
Year 10 Scholars embarked on their first sessions of tutorials this week with their PhD Tutors
from Swansea and Exeter Universities. It focussed on specialist subject areas that will
challenge and develop our students’ knowledge and ability to critically analyse different

Where Should Healthcare Money Be Spent?

Why Don't People Speak Cornish Anymore?

We have two groups running: the first group is challenging themselves on the cost
effectiveness and technical efficiency of a design initiative and the second group is
analysing the evolution of language and the social, economical and political influence in their

We wish all students well with their progress.

                                           Report by: Miss Masters

                                                                 Cake Sale Success

7 Chamaeleon recently raised £103.92 for Children’s Hospice South West by holding a cake
sale. Well done!

                                                                      Report by: Mr Veal

Cricket Podcast on BBC

Year 8 student Jack was featured on BBC Radio Cornwall last weekend. The Cricket
Podcast he made during Project Week in Lockdown was part of a short feature on the
effects of lockdown on cricket. Well done Jack!

  Click here for the podcast.

                                                                      Report by: Mr Kent

             REAL Project Timelines

                      Report by: Miss Green

              Grow Your Own
This week in the MBA garden we have been celebrating
getting stuck into proper harvests. Traditionally March,
April and May are known as the 'hungry gap' when there
are very little harvests of fruit and vegetables available. The
winter plants have all been picked and cleared, and the
summer harvests are still not quite ready. However our
lettuce, peas for shoots, spinach and radish have put on a
real growth over the last weeks and are ready for picking. I
think this is due to our allotment being very sheltered and
South facing, as the same plants are not doing so well in
my garden at home. The students have been learning about
picking salad bags to sell to staff, how to make a good
product, and looking at some business aspects of growing
and selling vegetables to cover the costs of seeds, compost
and tools.

                                                In the poly tunnel the new potatoes that we
                                                planted back in January and February are
                                                now ready to harvest. We have had a good
                                                crop of early Swift, Rocket and Casablanca
                                                varieties. It has been a really good
                                                experiment in what veg we can grow over
                                                winter in the tunnel, and although we only
                                                got around 30 from each bucket it was still a
                                                worthwhile thing to do. Interestingly the
                                                Casablanca variety produced a lot more than
                                                the other two.

                                                                          Report by: Mr New

               Grow Your Own

All the winter plants have now been cleared in the tunnel
apart from a few left to seed. This week the students loved
spreading old manure over the beds ready to feed the soil
and support all the summer plants ready to go in for the
next few months. As we are running a no-dig garden, the
manure is just laid on top around 2" deep. The worms will
take the nutrients down into the soil over the next few
weeks, and we don't disturb the balance of the underlying
soil structure.

Our courgettes have been planted out after 'hardening' off
for a few days outside, and we have so many lovely plants
that we are selling them to staff.

It's a good week to plant out
courgettes, squash and
pumpkins now the frosts have
finished. Also make sure you
have sown your beans ready
to plant out over the next
couple of weeks.

                                                              Report by: Mr New
               BE CREATIVE

              Year 8 Event Production Club
This club is a great opportunity for Year 8 students to learn how to set up and run sound and
lighting for school productions such as Live Music Friday, the 24 Hour Gig, Karaoke and the
DeTox Festival as well as many other events. You will learn how to use professional
equipment. You will get to learn what everything is and how it’s used, from mixing desks to
lights. Come along and see how everything happens backstage. Make the magic happen!

Email: for more details.

                  Event Production Club - Thursdays - Year 8 - The Music Block

                                                                          Report by: Morgan
               BE CREATIVE

              Year 7 Drama Club
Drama Club has started and the passion and enthusiasm to create performances has been

After just three weeks students have re-written 'Ring a Ring a Roses' (a nursery rhyme about
the plague) to produce a modern version based around the current pandemic. All words and
actions were created and choreographed by the students.

           Example verse:

           People social distance, (Big step back)
           They don’t want quarantine, (Hands out to side)
           A temperature a temperature, (Back of hand to forehead – left then right)
           We all lockdown. (Drop hands and head)

The club takes place after school on a Wednesday and there are still a few spaces remaining
if you’d like to join us.
                                                                   Report by: Miss Dowrick
              BE CREATIVE

                                                           Year 10 Food and Catering

Room 15 was buzzing with excitement in this week’s Year 10
food lessons, and the reason was because we were making
pizza's from scratch. This meant making the dough for the
pizza base, with some students even making their
own tomato sauce. The aroma from the room was
wonderful and filled the top end of the school. Mrs Richards
even popped in to check on what the Year 10 students were

                                                                 Report by: Miss Osborne
               BE CREATIVE

                                                           Year 9 Fast Track Catering

Year 9 Food students were very busy this week during their triple lesson preparing both
savoury and dessert buffet dishes for the staff CARTS team. This was an opportunity to
showcase their knowledge of flavour combinations and the high level skills they had learnt
during the course. Students chose to cook a wide range of dishes including vegetarian and
meat quiches, honey sticky chicken and a joint of beef, which was cooked beautifully to go
into homemade Yorkshire puddings with homemade horseradish sauce.

The dessert varied from profiteroles to cheesecakes and lemon posset to a beautifully
decorated and moist chocolate cake.

                                                                   Report by: Miss Osborne
             BE CREATIVE

                                                          Year 9 Fast Track Catering

I am so proud of how the students managed their time to get the spread ready for 1.00pm
for the staff to enjoy.

This was also an opportunity for the faculty to get together to say goodbye to Mr Cook,
who has been an inspiration and encouraged the Year 9 students to develop their skills in
so many ways. He will be missed in the department. I wish him every success in his next

                                                                  Report by: Miss Osborne
             BE CREATIVE

           Year 9 Fast Track Drama

Year 9 Fast Track Drama students have been preparing for their Live Performance Unit for
their RSLCert Level 2 qualification in Acting.

They have focussed on the global and historical symbolism of the number seven in
societies and cultures. They have prepared a piece that moves from exploring fun with
sevens, to examining Ghandi’s ‘Seven Blunders of the World’ to a final sequence that asks
what of the Seventh Generations to come and asks its audience to consider the future and
their part in that.

                            WE ARE THE SEVEN AND WE
                            ARE HERE TO TELL OUR TALE

                                                                  Report by: Miss Claxton
               BE CREATIVE

             Year 9 Fast Track Drama
They have been exploring the genre of Physical Theatre and have been particularly inspired
by Theatre Company ‘Off Balance’ and their innovative physical theatre performance of
Robin Hood.

Below are some shots of the group in rehearsal, demonstrating their ensemble approach to
the theme in their choice of tableaux for transitions from one seven to another.

              Magnificent Seven                         Seven Colours Of The Rainbow

                  Secret Seven                                  Sunday’s Child

                                                                    Report by: Miss Claxton
           BE CREATIVE

                         Year 11 Art

                                  Report by: Miss Green
           BE CREATIVE

                                     Year 11 Art

             Report by: Miss Green
                BE CREATIVE

              Year 9 Graphics

The GCSE graphics students in Year 9 are approaching the
end of their course now and you can see how hard they
have worked!

Well done Year 9, yet another year of hard working,
conscientious students that rise to the challenges of the
one year fast track course. Great work!

                                                            Report by: Miss Green
           BE CREATIVE

           Year 9 Graphics

            Report by: Miss Green

               Year 7 Festival of Football

On Wednesday 19th May, Year 7 students took part in the Penwith Schools' Mixed Gender
Football Festival. Each school entered two equal teams, made up of three boys and three girls.
Schools attending the event were Mounts Bay Academy, St Ives, Cape Cornwall and Humphry
Davy. The event was very inclusive and it was so nice to see students back playing football/
sport again while having a wonderful time representing the Academy. Well done to all the
players involved. You all represented the Academy brilliantly both on and off the field of play.
Well done!

                 Mounts Bay Red League Team:


                 Red League Results:

                 vs Humphry Davy, 5-2 win (goal scorers Jake x2, Jahmali x1, Aaron x1)
                 vs Cape Cornwall, 1-0 win (goal scorer Jahmali x1)
                 vs St Ives, lost 1-0

                 Play Off Fixture:

                 Mounts Bay Red Team 2 vs 3 Humphry Davy Blue Team
                 Goal Scorers: Tyler x1, Jahmali x1

                                                                         Report by: Mr Lawrence

Year 7 Festival of Football

 Mounts Bay Blue League Team:


 Blue League Results:

 vs St Ives, 3-0 win (goal scorers Rex x2, Jayden x1)
 vs Cape Cornwall, lost 2-0
 vs Humphry Davy, lost 1-0

 Play Off Fixture:

 Mounts Bay Blue Team 1 vs 2 Humphry Davy Red Team
 Goal Scorer: Jayden x1

                                                        Report by: Mr Lawrence

                                                                           British Lion
 Well they say lightning doesn’t strike twice… not at MBA! Huge congratulations to former
 student Luke Cowan-Dickie who has recently been announced as one of the players to
 tour South Africa this summer with the British and Irish Lions. I cannot think that there are
 many schools in the country that have produced two England Internationals let alone two
 British Lions. An incredible achievement and we wish Luke all the very best for the tour.

   Rugby 7s

 Former MBA student Deborah Fleming has been
 featured on the BBC Sport website. Deborah, who
 was looking forward to competing in the Olympics
 in Tokyo Games, faced having her rugby career
 stall during the pandemic. She talks about her
 experiences during the pandemic, her signing for
 Saracens and her hopes for the future.

                                                                             Report by: Mr Veal

                                                         Riding Star!

On Saturday 15th May Year 8 student Austyn finished 4th in his class at the Moreton Horse
Trails in Dorchester. This was an amazing result as he was competing against over forty other
competitors, most of whom were adults. Austyn will be competing again this weekend at the
the British Riding Clubs National Arena Eventing Championships at Aston Le Walls.

                                                                        Report by: Mrs Davies

                                                                Because it’s our planet
This week the Eco Team have been preparing for the Detox Festival which will take
place on Friday 11th June. The Gardening Team and Alfie have been planting some
plants to sell on our plant stall, and Bella has been busy organising a cake stall!

The Wildlife Group have started to re-wild the woods, and we are setting it up for
the Detox Festival! We have been identifying lots of plants and we have been
naming different parts of the woods. We will be holding a competition to
name the woods at the Detox Festival.

This week we have had a visit from ecologists who have
helped us identify plants and animals in the woods, as well
as a lady from the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. We have found
many baby sycamore and oak trees in the woods. There are
so many! We hope we can make the woods into a lovely
nature-friendly place for animals and plants to thrive and to
help with student learning at Mounts Bay Academy.

                                           Report by: The Eco Team

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                                                                            Report by: The Eco Team

Ec o C a ke C o m p e t it io n

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                                                                                         nt and
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                                              ed to         recipes and what type of pla
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                                 d  and  how it links to                           
describing what  you ’ve cre ate                             https://www.deliciousmagazine
          the detox festival and eco-life.                   collections/vegetable-cake-re cip es/

                                         sday 9th June.
  Entires must be in before Wedne                                                             cipes/
             Please send your entries to:                    giant-carrot-cake?utm_campaig

                                                                                  Report by: The Eco Team

                    Please send entries to:

                       Report by: The Eco Team
                  This Week’s House Points Totals

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                                                                                                      Top Achievers:
 Miss Walters’ Message:
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  Miss Westren’s Message:                                                                                     Top Achievers:

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Mr Strong’s Message:                                                                             Top Achievers:

                                                                         Hazel H                                                      16
                                                                        Kelsey G                                                 15
                                                                             Layla C                                       13
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                       to see so many                                                                              10
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 Tassomai is an intelligent online learning program helping students at all levels achieve
 outstanding results. Using Tassomai builds knowledge, boosts confidence and reduces
 exam stress. All students have to do is spend 15 minutes a day answering questions. It
 doesn’t matter if they get it wrong because Tassomai has an algorithm that works
 with each individual student and this produces a Tassomai Tree, which is a new
 feature to visualise learner knowledge acquisition - each leaf represents a
 question, which is colour-coded relating to how well the student performed
 in that question! Tassomai is available to all Year 10 and 11 students.

 Here are the Top 10 for Years 10 and 11 this week - based on total number of
 Progress (HPL for all these students!)

 Year 10                Questions Correct                     Year 11                 Questions Correct

 Jennifer M-P                     57.3                        Ziji L                             87.2

 Evie B                          50.2                         Jago H                             35.8

 Sasha G                         42.2                         Sam T                              30.7

 Joshua M                        23.8                         Emma W                             25.9

 Marco B                         20.2                         Matilda S                          24.9

 Emilia W                         19.5                        Isla H                             23.7

 Poppy G                          17.8                        Lexie F                            23.1

 Layla C                          16.7                        Emma H                             23

 Tegan P                          16.5                        Tegen V                            22.3

 Alana H                          16.4                        Anneliese T                        19.1

The winners of the raffle are: Year 10 Evie B and Year 11 Annaliese T. Well done!

                                                             Year 11   the very best of luck
               nc e De pa  rt m en t w ould like to wish all
      The Scie
                               strange without you!
      the future - it will be

“   Jessie: “ I like it because it’s easy to use and the questions help me remember things I
    have learnt before.”

    Kitto: “It’s really good and you can see your progress in each subject in the ‘tree’.”

    Grace: “It works by repetition and it remembers which questions you got wrong and
    these come up later.”

                                                                            Report by: Mrs Weightman
@                BE INFORMED

                                                      Year 11 iPad Hand In
So, after five years at Mounts Bay, it is time for you to return your iPad, ready for the new
Year 7s to enjoy them.

So, when returning your iPad, you need to return the following:

    • Box - this is important for the Year 7s to feel like it is ‘new’ and should say “iPad 6th
      generation” on the back
    • Case with screen protector
    • iPad Charger
    • iPad Charging Lead
    • iPad

If any of these items are missing or damaged, the charges are as follows:

    • Damage to the rubber or plastic part of case - £20
    • Plastic stand completely missing - £5 (If the stand itself is broken there is no charge,
      but the back part must be there)
    • If the screen protector is missing, damaged or badly scratched - £5
    • Missing or non iPad charger - £10
    • Lead missing, damaged or poor quality replacement £5
    • iPad screen damaged (heavily scratched, cracked, broken or bent) £50

 Student accounts on Microsoft, Google and Adobe will be deleted on 31/08/2021, so any
 work that you have which you want to keep will need to be forwarded by you to a
 personal email account. If you have subscribed to any websites using your school email
 address, don’t forget to change it before your account is shut down.

                                                                                 Report by: Mr Elliott
Empowering young

people to make 

positive life choices
                                           May Half Term Activities

                We are super excited to be back OPEN to run fun activities! We have a great Activity
                  Programme planned. We can’t wait to see everyone back up here having fun. Our
               activities are all outside so please ensure you bring a warm coat and sensible footwear.

               HYP will provide Lunch (Pasty /Sausage Roll (vegetarian options available on request
                 please state on consent) a carton of juice and piece of fruit will also be included.
                    Ensure that any allergy information is provided to us on the consent form.

                  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on the details at the
                                                bottom of this letter.

                                 Please download the booking and consent forms:


                 Tick the Activities you would like to book onto complete the consent form and
                                                     return to:

                                     HYP, Humphry Davy Lane, Hayle, TR27 4AR

                          Tuesday 1st June – Tree Planting at Hayle Academy

                         Wednesday 2nd June – Tree Panting at Paradise Park

                             Thursday 3rd June – Forest School and S’mores

                             Friday 4th June – Team Games such as football,
                                        rounders and short cricket.

                                 Meeting point for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday is at HYP.
                                 Friday’s activity the meeting point will be Penpol Sports Pitch

Get in touch
01736 755790
                                   We are a team of fun youth workers who support
                                    young people in making positive life choices,
Hayle Youth Project,
Humphry Davy Lane, Hayle,
                                    bringing them together to have fun and learn
Cornwall, TR27 4AR                                   new things.
Registered Charity No. 1124306
A number of our colleagues are planning to do some fundraising, to help get Paul, a service
veteran paralysed in a freak accident in 2019, back home. Without your help Paul faces a
future permanently isolated from his family, his home, his life, you can change that.

On 20th November 2019 Paul experienced an extremely traumatic life changing accident
while windsurfing resulting in a severe spinal cord injury. Initially Paul was in hospital in
Derriford and then Salisbury and for the past 12 months, while back in Cornwall, he and his
wife have been unable to meet due to the Pandemic, in fact, she has seen Paul for just six
hours in 15 months!

Due to his spinal injury being incomplete it will take a very long time, years rather than
months, for Paul to experience any recovery. There is a lot of equipment and physiotherapy
Paul will need and if we can help towards this in any way, it would be fantastic.

We would like to help with the costs of getting the
house reformed so Paul can return home. We would
also like to help pay for physiotherapy sessions at a
hydrotherapy pool as Kate knows that
hydrotherapy will be a massive help for Paul.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have set
up a JustGiving page here:


        Here is our progress so far:

                                                        We will each be completing miles (some
                                                        walking others cycling, running, climbing,
                                                        swimming, kayaking, surfing and others
                                                        just counting their steps etc), to
                                                        completely travel the coast of the UK
                                                        (12,429km/7723miles). We started over
                                                        the Easter holidays.

                                                        Each week we will let you know our
                                                        accumulated distance and ask that you
                                                        either sponsor us per mile or give a
                                                        general donation.

                                                                      Report by: Miss Dowrick
DIARY DATES   Monday 31st MAY - Friday 4th JUNE
              HALF TERM

              Monday 7th JUNE - Friday 11th JUNE
              PROJECT WEEK

              Monday 14th JUNE - Friday 18th JUNE

              Thursday 17th JUNE
              YEAR 7 PARENTS’ EVENING

              Tuesday 29th JUNE
              SPORTS DAY

              Thursday 1st JULY
              YEAR 11 BALL

              Tuesday 6th JULY
              YEAR 6 TRANSITION DAY

              Thursday 8th JULY

              Monday 12th - Friday 16th JULY

              Thursday 22nd JULY
              END OF TERM

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