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In light of Coronavirus Poltair School is postponing all planned events until further notice. We will update further on the School's plans for rearrangement of these events in due course. These include our: Paris trip Plymouth Aquarium trip School production of Annie Year 6 tours of the School/Open Events Sports Fixtures Ten Tors training Lettings Following further guidance from school, PE after school clubs and fixtures will not be taking place for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your continued support.... Read More...

Saturday 29th February was a mixture of freezing temperatures, bright sunshine with blue skies and raging hailstorms with ferocious winds - it enabled the team to show true grit and determination. Tia-Louise Townsend reflects on a day with so many scenarios; 'We stepped out and worked hard to overcome the challenges that came face to face with us. Despite the conditions, we kept our spirts high and kept pushing on. We were shown that Dartmoor really is unpredictable and we needed to be prepared for anything throughout. We worked hard as a team to encourage and help... Read More...

Library

Did you know that Poltair School has a well-resourced library which includes fiction and non-fiction texts for a variety of interests? It contains over 9000 books, as well as newspapers and magazines. All the fiction books are arranged alphabetically, the non-fiction are arranged using the Dewey system that runs numerically from 1 to 999. We also have a Shakespeare section, as well as poetry, reference and a Cornish area. In order to borrow anything, students are required to know their log in number, and can borrow books for up to 2 weeks. The library is... Read More...

Saturday 8th February arrived between storms! The team hit the South moor with a purposeful and energetic step! Conor Aubrey reflects on a truly positive experience, 'On Saturday the weather could not have been better; blue skies and warm weather - it was great! I had a great time... we all did exceptionally well - I couldn't have been prouder of the team! We were ahead of time all day.' Week 4 training exposed the strengths within the team. An incredible start to Phase 2 of the Ten Tors training programme where the team maintained an... Read More...

Saturday 25th January dawned with a different light and stillness than previous Dartmoor training days. A crucial part of the training programme took place preparing the teams for overnight training in the months ahead. 'At Perranporth, the first thing I noticed was, of course, was the weather. Different from the contrasting conditions we have learnt to expect from Dartmoor, the sun was shining and a light wind from the sea blasted our faces - it was a welcome change! We started off with a full kit check in preparation for the months of training ahead where we... Read More...

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