Weekly Highlights: 4-8 March

12 March 2019

St Piran’s Day celebrations, news of students representing the county in national athletic events, and food technology pupils creating some alternative traditional Cornish recipes: it was a Cornish-themed week here at Penryn College last week!

Informative and fun-filled St Piran’s Day assemblies ran throughout the week – with pupils revealing just why they enjoy living in Cornwall, which famous landmarks they’d visited within the county, and much more. 

On St Piran’s Day (Tuesday) students were treated to a lunchtime canteen menu of pasties and St Piran’s Flag-decorated cupcakes! Meanwhile, pupils’ homemade cake sales helped raise £80 for this year’s school charity – Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Heading into Wednesday, Year 11 students gathered in Kernewek Hall as Miss Laing staged the GCSE Launch assembly. With just 10 weeks until exams get underway, Miss Laing highlighted key issues surrounding GCSEs and preparation – including dealing with anxiety, balancing study and personal time, performing to the best of one’s ability, and much more.

Wednesday also saw the launch of a new feature within the school’s parent newsletter: ‘Food for Thought’, promoting the fantastic creativity and commitment of Penryn College’s food technology students – focusing on their efforts on a weekly basis.

Among the fantastic dishes created as part of the students’ Fuel for Life and Nutritionist projects, pupils created snacks, breakfast meals, and family meals, including a light filo pastry Cornish pasty.

News also filtered through that four Penryn College students had been selected to represent the county in cross country running events. Louis and Edward (Year 11), Jocelyn (Year 7), and Abbie (Year 9), were all selected to compete for Cornwall in the National Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships in Loughborough on 9 March. Additionally, Louis and Edward were selected to attend the English Schools Cross Country Championships in Leeds on 16 March. A fantastic honour and achievement for the pupils!

Concluding the week, students hosted a lunchtime Cornish cream tea party on Friday afternoon. Pupils transformed a school classroom into a cream tea cafe – serving teachers tea, scones, jam and cream – raising over £25 for Cornwall Air Ambulance.