Achievements Celebrations Recognise Students’ Progress, Dedication and Innovation

10 May 2019

Kernewek Hall played host to the Progress and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) Achievements Awards on Tuesday evening – as a number of pupils were recognised for their fantastic progress, dedication, and innovation during their time at Penryn College.

Headteacher, Mr Walker, Deputy Head, Mrs Schouten, and Assistant Head, Mrs Oliver, delivered speeches to parents/guardians, and presented the awards, along with newly-appointed Head Boy and Head Girl, Sebastien and Dora.

Additionally, Head of STEAM, Mr Childs, and representatives from Watson Marlow and Cornwall College were in attendance to present what was the first-ever STEAM Awards ceremony.

The evening kicked off with a welcoming speech from Sebastien and Dora, before Mrs Oliver presented the John Evans Progress Prize Awards – during which she showcased pupils’ progress via their pre-recorded videos. 

Mrs Schouten then presented six students from each year group with the Most Progress Awards, highlighting their in-school and out-of-school efforts. 

The final presentation of the night belonged to pupils involved in STEAM activities – with individuals rewarded for their dedication to the STEAM programme over the past two years, as well as those who performed outstandingly well during the STEAM Activity Day earlier this year.

Reflecting on the first-ever STEAM Awards ceremony, Mr Childs said: “The STEAM Awards is a great opportunity to showcase and celebrate the achievements of our engineers and scientists: those combining all the skills of science, technology, engineering, arts and maths to create some amazing problem-solving devices. 

“It can be an area of excellence that goes largely unnoticed, but with STEAM gaining momentum here at Penryn College we are going to be shouting loud and proud about the calibre of our budding engineers and scientists.”

Congratulations to all of the award winners!