Open Evening Informs and Entertains

27 September 2019

Children and their families lined the school corridors and classrooms on Thursday evening, as they were informed and entertained as part of the College’s annual Open Evening.

Insightful speeches, entertainment, games, live music, and charity cake sales were just a handful of the offerings throughout the fun-filled evening, which kicked off with keynote speeches from Headteacher, Mr Walker, who detailed the wide range of opportunities and facilities Penryn College pupils are provided with, as well as the community-based, inclusive qualities that the school embodies. In addition, Head of Year 7, Mrs Walker, Head Boy and Head Girl, Sebastien and Dora, and Chair of Parents’ Forum , Ronan Doyle, provided fantastic insight into being a part of the school.

Visitors then had the opportunity to tour the College and get a real taste of the curriculum and facilities on offer in each of the school’s departments. There were dissections, flame tests and skeletons in Science; French and Spanish cafés in the Modern Foreign Language department; extravagant costumes and performances depicting famous characters in the English department; fascinating games, including an ‘escape room’, in the Humanities department; basketball, cricket, badminton, trampolining and gym experiences in the PE department, and much, much more.

Indeed, several attendees left positive feedback via the school’s social media channels following the conclusion of the Open Evening, including Susie Matthews, who said: “A huge thank you to all involved. It was a great event. My son can’t wait to get to Penryn.” 

And Kate Collins said: “It was a great open evening – my son would start now if he could!”

Meanwhile, reflecting on the evening, Head of Year 7, Mrs Walker, said: “We always look forward to these events – they serve as brilliant opportunities for us to engage with potential students and their families, and showcase our fantastic staff and facilities.

“This year’s Open Evening was another brilliant event, with each department providing informative and entertaining insights into life here at Penryn College. Once again, it was a delight to see the excitement on visitors’ faces, and help them explore the school.”

If you missed the opportunity to attend our Open Evening and would like arrange a tour of the school, please call 01326 372379, or e-mail