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Some of our latest news. For further information about what our children have been doing, please find our newsletters or our Facebook page using the quick links in the top right hand corner of the homepage of this website. Thank you for looking!

  • Safeguarding during the Half Term holiday

    Fri 24 May 2024

    If you are concerned about a child’s safety during the school half term holiday, please contact the Multi Agency Referral Unit (MARU) on 0300 123 1116.

  • Bodriggy Youth Speaks team does it again!

    Tue 20 Feb 2024

    Please see this lovely write up from the Mounts Bay Rotary Club about yesterday's Youth Speaks Area Finals:


    What do “Greek and Norse Gods” have in common with “My Future: My Choice”? Well, they were the topics for discussion chosen by Year 6 pupils in Mousehole School and Bodriggy Academy at the Area round of Youth Speaks today held at Penwith College in Penzance. Both schools now go through to the District Final (the whole of Cornwall and Devon) at Tavistock College on 2nd March.

    Congratulations to both teams!


    Amongst other topics discussed by teams were: artificial intelligence, SAS (students against sewage), and Pineapple - does it belong on a pizza? This was the second round of the competition, so all seven teams participating today did really well. The standard of public speaking was, as usual, very high.

    We wish both teams good luck in the next round.


    The girls were drawn 7th, so had a nervous wait to perform their speech. The competition was tough, and the judges had a very difficult job to do. After a long wait, the decision was made: Bodriggy and Mousehole teams were the winners!

    Eliza, Keiana and Fallon you have made Bodriggy Academy VERY proud, and you should be VERY proud of all that you have achieved.

  • My Brilliant Place to be Me!

    Wed 07 Feb 2024

    On Wednesday Mrs Henshall and Mrs Hughes took a small group of pupils to celebrate the launch of ‘My Brilliant Place to be Me!’ at the Hall for Cornwall.

    This is an exciting new journal created by Cornwall's HeadStart Kernow Team, that is aimed at supporting children’s mental health and emotional well-being. It is a workbook created for children between the ages 8- 11 years to use to be able to record, explore and express their thoughts, feelings and ideas about how it feels to be me.

    The children received special invitations, and on arrival were meet with lots of colourful creative activities to take part in. They enjoyed a wide array of making, storytelling and treasure hunting. 

    Two of our pupils were also brave enough to be interviewed by BBC spotlight! 

  • Reading Rocks!

    Wed 07 Feb 2024

    Today, our reading champions got to meet Heather from Reading Rocks who supplies our book subscription. Heather interviewed the children to collect their thoughts about the subscription.

    Every half term we receive a box of new books which contains exciting new titles which are sometimes even signed by the authors. The champions enjoy unwrapping the books, reading the blurbs and delivering the books to classes. There are even free gifts included! Thanks, Heather for another delivery of wonderful books. We look forward to working with you again in the near future. #ReadingRocks

  • EYFS Moonlit Walk for Trelya Cornwall!

    Wed 07 Feb 2024

    Wow, what an incredible charity night walk we had tonight! Despite the inclement weather we are so proud of all the children from Nursery, Mr Wood and Miss Carroll's classes and their siblings that came to support the wonderful Trelya Cornwall.

    Please donate what you can to give this brilliant community based charity as much support as possible.

  • Musical Inspiration!

    Mon 05 Feb 2024

    On Monday, our children enjoyed a real treat in their celebration of music assembly. What better way to finish a block of sessions than with a live music performance from one of Hayle Academy's brilliantly talented student bands, 'The Strugglers'! The focus of the assemblies has been the role music can play in our lives, and how becoming good at playing music requires a lot of the right type of practice.

    Danny, Jonas, Megan, Mitch and Ollie each explained who their musical influences are, how long they've been playing their respective instruments and played a quick demonstration solo. As lead singer and front man, Danny also fielded questions from the children expertly, sharing answering duties with his fellow band mates. To top it all, they played 3 well known covers of songs by Nirvana, The Foo Fighters and The White Stripes. The Strugglers were fantastic ambassadors for Hayle Academy, and in particular the music department, demonstrating high quality musicianship behind a kind, supportive smile. It was an assembly that the Bodriggy children will remember fondly for a very long time; several of whom have already asked about the possibility of starting music lessons themselves.

    Thanks to everyone at Hayle Academy who made it possible and well done to 'The Strugglers' for inspiring the next generation of musicians!

  • Youth Speaks Success!

    Thu 01 Feb 2024

    On Thursday, we took three Year Six children to Penponds School to represent Bodriggy Academy in the Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks Competition. Youth Speaks is a public speaking competition in which a team of three (chairperson, speaker, vote of thanks) present a debate in a very formal way. There were six schools competing on the day, and two would be announced to go through to the next round.

    After weeks of practice, our team delivered highly polished speeches, and despite the nerves, appeared confident at all times. The speeches were judged by a team of adjudicators, and we were all delighted to find out that Bodriggy was one of the winning teams. Well done to Keiana, Eliza and Fallon who will now represent Bodriggy Academy in the next round against teams from the Penzance, Truro and Falmouth areas. We are very proud of you.

  • TPAT's Advantage Project gathers pace at Bodriggy Academy

    Mon 22 Jan 2024 Mr Simons

    Our use of iPads to support learning in class continues to evolve. We are very mindful to limit the amount of screen time children are exposed to and we ensure that devices are only used to enhance the learning experience for our children. The range of uses is quite extraordinary and our innovative teachers are exploring apps and accessibility tools that are capturing the attention of other schools across TPAT. On Monday, we were visited by 2 teachers who wanted to see how we are using them. I have also been asked to share our successes in the TPAT annual review magazine. In March, staff from another Multi Academy Trust in the Midlands will be visiting Bodriggy to see what we are doing. The progress the staff have made in the use of ICT to support learning has progressed so much in 3 years and I am delighted that others now wish to learn from us.


  • Family Carols Around the Christmas Tree.

    Tue 19 Dec 2023

    It has been a wonderful season of festive singing, led by the Bodriggy singers, but with every child having the chance to take part in one of our performances. 

    Beginning with the EYFS Nativity, through the KS1 play, Y3&4 sing-a-long and finishing with Y5&6's VE Day/Christmas celebration event, everyone has worked so hard to make sure each event was a triumph in its own way. I'm sure you enjoyed whichever you were able to see

    but in reality, we put on these events for the children, to help them to become part of a team, to become brave enough to take the lead, to share in something special, to see the effect it has on those of us lucky enough to watch, and to leave everyone involved with memories that will last. In addition, all this rehearsal means that our children are so familiar with the songs and carols that they almost become a mobile Christmas jukebox, and in particular, it has been lovely to take the choir to a number of events this year. It began with the Light Parade but they were also invited to sing at St. Julia's Hospice, as well as singing at the Day Centre yesterday. The choir is growing each year, as is the impact they are having across the town. Yesterday, the whole school came together for a chance to sing some of our favourites in a whole school assembly. No rehearsal was needed, and no audience was there: it was simply a chance to sing together for the love of it. Topping it all off was the singing around the Christmas tree that happened at the end of the day today-a lovely event and we are thankful that so many families stayed to join us. Merry Christmas!

  • VE Day Celebrations and end of topic event.

    Wed 13 Dec 2023

    It was our pleasure to host a performance for The Veterans Charity showcasing all of our work from the topic A Child’s War. Year 5/6 were lucky enough to be joined by seventeen veterans from different corps within the forces. After the performance, the children were treated to stories from some of the veterans, which really made the learning come to life. The most special of these came from someone who was only 9 years old at the time the war broke out and he confirmed that his experiences of VE Day matched what the children had learnt.

    During the performance, the veterans were treated to some dancing, poetry, photos, artwork and lots of information about what we have looked at this term. It was an absolute honour to welcome our guests and the children loved the experience. We look forward to continuing the links with this charity in the future and thank them for coming along.

    A huge thank you to Miss Calder for all of her organisation.

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