Weekly Highlights: 4-8 February

11 February 2019

Last week saw a number of activities both in and away from Penryn College, including a vitally informative talk from the police, a trip to Brighton for the Year 10 Rugby Team, and much more.

On Monday, Year 8 students were joined by some little guests in the school library, as Trelowan Pre-School children visited for some reading exercises. Each child was paired with a Year 8 pupil, as they laughed, joked and read a number of entertaining books together.

Throughout the week, PC Jay Dorman, Youth Intervention Officer for Mid Cornwall, visited the school to highlight the detrimental impact that drugs and alcohol can have on one’s health, career prospects, and general life – and informed students of the abundance of support available both in and out of the school.

Heading into Friday, a number of Year 7 students were rewarded for improving their reading age levels. Each student was awarded a book and a certificate by Headteacher Mr Walker, who made the presentation in front of a majority of the school’s staff during staff briefing.

Later that day, the Year 10 Rugby Team competed in their Schools U15 Vase quarter-final clash against Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove. In treacherous conditions, the boys went down 14-10, but can hold their heads high after doing fantastically well to reach the final eight of the highly-regarded national competition.

Meanwhile, the two-week Year 11 Mock Exams concluded on Friday.