Efforts of School and Local Community Celebrated as Wall of Fame Returns

22 September 2022

The efforts and achievements of Penryn College’s staff and students, along with members of the local community, have been recognised following the school’s recent ‘Wall of Fame’ unveiling.

The Wall of Fame – which was introduced in 2014 – highlights and celebrates the kindness and dedication of people within the local and school community. Each year, nominees are voted to appear on the display, and are promoted as individuals of inspiration within Penryn College, in line with the school’s values and ethos.

And earlier this month, this year’s nominees, their families, and members of staff came together for a special Wall of Fame unveiling, where their pictures were revealed and the stories behind their nominations were displayed and shared with everyone in attendance.

And Assistant Headteacher, Miss Blackburn, who led the Wall of Fame Presentation Evening, reflected on the achievements of this year’s nominees. She said: “As always, we are inspired by the dedication, kindness, and incredible achievements of the Wall of Fame nominees.

“They are fantastic role models for our entire school community, and each day, as we catch a glance of the pictures within the school corridor, we are reminded of their incredible efforts and achievements.

“A massive well done to all nominees, and thank you to everyone who voted.”

This year’s Wall of Fame features eight nominees, as follows:

  • Mr Bick (Staff) – Serving the Community – For volunteering for the Penlee Lifeboat Station and giving up his time to ensure that people who get into difficulty in the sea are brought back to safety. Additionally, Mr Bick continues to support students and his colleagues within the ARB to ensure they have a fantastic experience every day.
  • Mrs Snowdon (Staff) – Serving the Community – For her relentless commitment to the young people at Penryn College – ensuring they have access to information and opportunities for the wider world of work. Moreover, the information and opportunities are personalised for the individual, to give them the best possible chance of achieving their goals.
  • Stephanie Cocks (NHS Nurse) – Serving the Community – Since leaving Penryn College, Stephanie has dedicated her life to helping others. This nomination recognises her work as a frontline NHS nurse during the pandemic.
  • School Governors – Serving the Community – Our governors continue to give up numerous hours of their time to support the school community in so many different ways. Most of this work is done quietly behind the scenes and without recognition from the school community. Their dedication ensures that students get the best possible education we can provide.
  • George (Student) – Achieving through Challenge – George has worked extremely hard and showed high levels of commitment and dedication to gain his black belt in taekwondo.
  • Erin Bastian (Former Student) – Achieving through Challenge – Since leaving Penryn College, Erin has upheld the school motto in everything she has done – the pinnacle being winning the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Rowing Challenge female class trophy.
  • Daisy (Student) – Achieving through Challenge/Giving to Others – Daisy walked 310,000 steps in October 2021, raising an incredible £870 for Sands – a stillbirth and neonatal charity.
  • Mike and Debbie Rigby Serving the Community – For their commitment to ensuring that young people from the Isles of Scilly and Penryn College experience the mountain environment in the UK and abroad – embracing the school motto of Achieving through Challenge.