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Efforts of Students, Staff, and Members of Local Community Recognised on ‘Wall of Fame’

18 June 2019

Staff and students of Penryn College, along with other members of the local community, have been rewarded for their tremendous efforts in going that extra mile to help others, as part of Penryn College’s ‘Wall of Fame’.

The Wall of Fame recognises, highlights, and celebrates the social, charity, community, and academic work of people in the school and the local area – promoting those individuals as inspiration for Penryn College’s pupils, in line with the school’s values and ethos.

Penryn College RE Teacher, Mr Parekh, hosted the Wall of Fame Presentation Evening in Kernewek Hall last week, detailing its background and values, while giving special mention to all of the nominees featured, before unveiling their pictures within the school’s main building.

Individuals featured on the Wall of Fame are voted for by staff and students of Penryn College, with those votes collated by members of the school’s Student Council. And this year’s Wall of Fame display features nine nominees, all listed below.

Sophie (Year 10 student) – who took part in a fundraising head shave for Children’s Hospice South West and Little Princess Trust; Penryn College SMSC Leaders – for collecting and delivering 65 boxes of food for the Penryn & Falmouth Foodbank; Mr Stephens (staff) – for going above and beyond to help students produce some amazing work; Sinead (Year 11 student) – for overcoming anxiety issues to become a supportive and empathetic student; Mrs Snowdon (staff) – for her educational, emotional and medical support of pupils; The Dracaena Centre Youth Team – for showing professionalism and enthusiasm in supporting young people; Mr Cooke (staff) – for giving up his time to support student learning outside of the classroom; Mr Harvey (staff) – for tirelessly supporting the most vulnerable pupils; and Ellie Grey (former Police Community Support Officer) – for supporting pupils and young people in the community.

Highlighting the Wall of Fame’s importance and its impact on the school, Mr Parekh said: “As a school community we want all pupils to stick to the school’s motto of ‘Achieving Through Challenge’ – not only academically, but to all areas of their lives.

“We want our pupils to be well-rounded individuals, who really care about others, and have the ability to understand the importance of empathy. The Wall of Fame really helps promote and achieve these values,” he continued.

Indeed, the freshly-arranged Wall of Fame collage, along with a list of people featured and details of their reasons for being nominated, is now available for all students to view and take inspiration from.