A Truly Cornish Celebration!

08 March 2017

Penryn College History leaders ran a Cornish themed week last week in recognition of St Piran’s Day.

They gave assemblies all week which covered the story of St Piran, famous Cornish people through History and then shared their choices from the recently published Cornwall Live Cornwall Inspirational List which shows 50 of the most inspirational men and women in Cornwall today.

cornish flag

The Cornish Flag proudly displayed for all to see.

They ended the assembly by asking students to spend a moment thinking about the amazing county in which they live, to remember the story of St Piran and their heritage, think about the famous Cornish figures from History and be proud of the most inspirational men and women in Cornwall today. More importantly they asked students to think about what they can do to inspire others and make a difference.


In the week leading up to the yearly celebration almost everything was given a Kernow twist, from assemblies to cream teas!


It wouldn’t be a Cornish celebration without pasties! Students watch eagerly as staff judge their homemade creations.


On Friday the leaders held a Cornish pasty competition! Around 20 entries were judged by Miss Maxted, Mr Bick, Mr Herring and Mr Harvey while Mrs Hughes oversaw the competition, casting her professional eye over the proceedings!


Students cooked an extremely diverse range of pasties! Don’t they look delicious?


Our staff judges took their role very seriously.


























After a heated discussion the winners were announced as:

1st Place: Jasmine Scott-Dickins and Kate Patten (Yr 9s) with a delicious traditional pasty. 

2nd Place: Rosanna Benney (Yr7) who came very close with their own traditional pasty.

3rd Place: Molly Green (Yr9) with her potato and spinach curry pasty – yum!

Pasty champions Kate and Jasmine!

Molly and Rosanna take 2nd and 3rd place.



The winning pasty! Well, what was left of it!

 A tutor group Cornish Door competition was also held. Tutor groups were encouraged to decorate their tutor room doors in a Cornish theme.doors

 1st place – Mrs Lines with 28/30

2nd – Mr Ede, Mrs Wright and Ms Chapman with 25/30

3rd – Mr Willey with 24.5/30

cream tea

 Additionally, throughout the week the history leaders baked and delivered Cornish cream teas to staff. They raised £90 for our School Charity, Stanley’s Friends.