Weekly Highlights: 18 – 22 March

27 March 2019

Work Experience Week, rocket car races, and some fantastic sporting achievements – it was yet another action-packed week here at Penryn College last week.

Work Experience Week ran throughout the week, with pupils enjoying working life in a wide variety of job roles. From donkey sanctuaries to earth stations, and clothes shops to superyacht shipyards – students enjoyed placements all over the county. Keep posted for more news from Work Experience Week throughout this month.

On Monday, news quickly filtered through that Penryn College had won the 2019 Coose Trannack Cross Country competition over the weekend. Jocelyn Eccleston (Year 7) and Zak Clemens (Year 9) both won their respective races against a host of other competitors – meaning Penryn topped the table with 12 points, ahead of St Ives School on 10 points, and Penair School on six points. 

Tuesday saw the U14 Netball Team bow out of the National Schools Cup, following a 19-69 defeat to an impressive Berkhamsted School side in the school’s Sports Hall. A huge well done to all of the girls in reaching the final four of the national competition!

Year 7 pupils filled the TISA (Tented Indoor Sports Arena) on Wednesday and Friday morning – as they watched their rocket-fuelled cars in action in the 2019 Race for the Line Challenge. Since Christmas, Year 7 students have been designing and building their Rocket Racers during tutor time. Each tutor group made cars from a polystyrene block, shaping it into an aerodynamic and lightweight structure, before wheels and axles were assembled. The three fastest teams will progress to the Race for the Line Challenge Regional Finals, and they will need to reproduce their cars with no adult assistance.

On Wednesday afternoon the Year 7 Basketball Team won the Year 7 Peninsula Basketball Tournament in the school’s Sports Hall. Penryn entered two teams into the tournament, and in an almost identical outcome to the U14 Peninsula Basketball Tournament – which took place earlier this month – Penryn A won the competition winning each of their six games, with Penryn B finishing in third position. 

Meanwhile, away from Penryn College, 50 pupils took part in 2019’s production of Carrick Dance: Moving Forward. The performance took place at The Regal Theatre, Redruth, on Wednesday afternoon. A full report, including photos, will be published in this week’s newsletter. 

Concluding the week, the school made an important announcement regarding the Kemeneth Multi Academy Trust (MAT). Further information can be found in last week’s newsletter