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Poltair Residents' Association held a barbecue on Saturday, August 11, at Lostwood Community Garden to celebrate the first stage of creating a mural on the old electricity sub station by the garden.

The group expressed their great thanks to Eileen Pearson, art teacher at Poltair School, who designed and organised seven of her students to paint this wonderful mural.

Eileen said: "A small team of seven students worked for two days in July - they were very lucky with the weather.

It was wonderful over the two days. As they started on Monday all the local children started to appear and help paint the mural. This was really wonderful as we had the real local children helping. This gave them a real feeling of ownership and also means they will feel proud and responsible for the mural in the future.

In the end we had five to 15 year olds painting. Lots of people were commenting on the mural, all very positive.

I felt very proud of our children."

The mural shows St. Austell Church, Cornish Cross Memorial at St. Austell Church, Great Treverbyn Sky Tip, Eden domes, Gribben Daymark, Charlestown Harbour, Tall ship based at Charlestown, Olympic Ribbon,and Torch, Mine Engine House, Trenance Viaduct and charming Neddy the horse and his friends the sheep and cows, against the background of St. Austell Bay.

On the gravestones are the names of famous St. Austell residents (A L Rowse, Daphne du Maurier, John Lovering, Henry D Pochin, Walter Hicks and Charles Rashleigh).

There's a cat hiding under the umbrella in the middle of the gravestones and a fox's face peeping out of the hedge near the sheep! It is signed along the bottom by the artists.

There will be a second mural paint on the end of the Sub Station in September which Eileen is also organising, This mural will have a central tree of life, list all of the funders, have a little bit of narrative about how the project came about, describe the concept of sustainable horticulture - permaculture and show the themes for the various parts of the garden.

Original story published in the St. Austell Voice on 22 August 2012


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Policy Review

Dear Parents and Carers

As you may be aware, the statutory guidance from the Department for Education around Relationships and Sex Education has changed. Here at Poltair School, we have worked hard to think about how to teach this to our students, making sure that our lessons are engaging and designed to suit the needs of all of our students in an age appropriate manner. Students will have a lesson called Personal Development once a fortnight, in which this and other topics will be covered. This was formerly known as Morals and Ethics.

We would like to get feedback from our community in order to finalise our policy on the delivery of this important curriculum area. Our draft policy is available on our website for your consideration, and we welcome any questions, comments or feedback via email to Clare Price ([email protected]). When we are able to open up the site to parents and carers, we will hold a review and consultation meeting at school to consider our policy and delivery further. Please send any communications by 10th July 2020 at the latest.


Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Policy - Relationships & Sex Education

Contact during exceptional circumstances

It is important that all children, families and professionals are able to contact key staff to share information in respect of safeguarding and concerns.

Following the wider opening of all CELT schools, there is now a member of the safeguarding team on duty in school every day. Please contact the school directly and ask for the DSL if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

The dedicated CELT e mail address is still in operation and can be used if, for any reason, you are unable to contact the school;

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This will be monitored during office hours only, Monday to Friday.

However, you should contact the Police or Social Care if you feel that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm.

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A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.

The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.

Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.

Some fantastic work on there already:

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