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Vickie Hughes and Nicky Puttick spoke to Year 9 pupils about their Plymouth University - based research on behalf of the Woodland Trust. Poltair is one of four schools involved in the study to find out about young people's attitudes to tree-planting, woodlands and environmental awareness. A number of Year 9 pupils had taken part in tree-planting schemes at primary school and researchers wanted to find out if this had a long-term positive impact on attitudes of teenagers. Two classes in Year 9 undertook a questionnaire and a focus group of volunteer pupils took part in follow-up discussions. All of this was very helpful to the researchers and as a 'thank you' to Poltair we were presented with a number of gifts related to woodlands and wildlife. These were accepted by Mrs Harvey on behalf of Poltair who leads work by pupils on a range of outdoor projects including Forest School and maintaining a local church garden.

Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Moments in Time 2020

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:

Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest



Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!