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Students 'Beat the Bounds!'

Wednesday 9th May 2018

On Wednesday 9th May Mr Richardson took four Year 7 students Myah, Jamie-Lee, Rohan and Ethan on Helston's 'Beating the Boundaries'. They walked to nine of the boundary stones around Helston taking turns to be tipped upside down and having our heads banged three times on a tuft of grass on top of the boundary stones and then giving the stones three cheers. Everybody had a go including the Mayor of Helston and Lieutenant Commander Bennetts at Culdrose! Although a tiring afternoon with inclement weather everyone enjoyed themselves in representing the College in this traditional Helston ritual....

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GCSE reforms (FAQs)

Tuesday 8th May 2018

Please click on the link to access the FAQ pdf....

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Year 6 SEN Workshop

Tuesday 1st May 2018

We would like to invite Year 6 parents to an SEN workshop on Friday 6th July from 2.00pm until 3.00pm at Helston Community College (South Site). The focus of the workshop will be to: Share experiences with other Parents/Carers Informally chat with our Learning Champions and Learning Development Team Learn how to access the support available Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend, please complete the slip in the letter attached below, indicating how many people will be attending. On the day, we request that you sign in at our South Site Reception from where you will...

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Post 16 students take part in a mock trial

Monday 30th April 2018

Our A Level Law Students undertook a Bar Trials (National Competition) Mock Trial as part of the Law Advocacy Skills Conference which is being held Nationally on Wednesday 25th April. Students experienced a number of advocacy masterclasses, delivered by legal professionals and the opportunity to put their advocacy skills to practice. Students learnt about the procedures which govern our legal system and gained in-depth knowledge about a specific area of criminal law. The sessions included opening and closing speeches, examination in chief and cross-examination and best practice for delivering advocacy. The feedback our students received from the Barristers & Judge...

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Seneca Learning

Sunday 29th April 2018

The website is free and claims to help students learn twice as fast! It covers all exam boards and their groundbreaking research proved that their system will make students learn 2x faster than friends. They also work with top neuroscientists to continuously improve their system. For more information please see: https://senecalearning.com/ or https://twitter.com/senecalearn To all our students sitting exams in the next few weeks, we wish you the very best of luck. ...

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Big Bang Winners for the second year in a row!

Wednesday 25th April 2018

On Wednesday 25th April Miss Taylor took 6 students to the University of Exeter for a fraction event of the Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair. The students had to present their project "Could E-numbers be used as a new stimulant" to judges and moderators in order to qualify for the National final of Young Scientist of the year in Birmingham. Both the judges and moderators were extremely impressed with the work presented and how confidently they were able to answer their questions, and our team was put straight through to the finals in 2019! The other teams will need...

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Students take part in the Kernow Youth Book Award

Wednesday 25th April 2018

Our intrepid team of students attended the book award ceremony at the Eden Project, performing a brilliant presentation of their favourite shortlisted book 'Broken Sky' by L.A. Weatherly in front of an audience of at least 200 people. We would like to congratulate all the students involved, you were brilliant! They were also lucky enough to meet many authors and also had their photo taken with the amazing author Ali Sparkes....

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SEN Parent Workshop

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The focus of the workshop will be:• Information on handwriting techniques and support• Accessible technology and apps – presented by Chris Wild (advanced skills teacher) • Talk by Melinda Leishman – County Physical and Medical needs advisor • Opportunities to 'try out' various computer programmes and apps • Opportunity for you to have an informal chat with our Learning Champions and SEN team. Click here to download flyer...

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SEND Parent Workshop

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Following the positive feedback from our Parent Workshops last term, we would like to invite parents/carers to a workshop on Tuesday 24th April from 1:45 pm until 3:00 pm. The focus of the workshop will be:• Information on handwriting techniques and support• Accessible technology and apps – presented by Chris Wild (advanced skills teacher)• Talk by Melinda Leishman – County Physical and Medical needs advisor• Opportunities to 'try out' various computer programmes and apps• Opportunity for you to have an informal chat with our Learning Champions and SEN team. Refreshments will be provided. Due to the nature of the activities...

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Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 21st April 2018

The Spring Model Railway Show will be held in the College on April 21st and 22nd (2018). Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pmSunday 10.00am – 4.00pm Admission: Adult - £5.00; Child u-16 - £3.00; Family (2+2) - £10.00; There will be around 15 working layouts and trade support including the Kernow Model Rail Centre & Aspire Gifts and Models. There will be free parking, disabled access and hot food and refreshments available all day. Enjoy a visit to this friendly show in the historic market town of Helston with its quaint winding streets, interesting shops, good selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants...

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