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Helston students reach national finals

Wednesday 5th July 2017

On the 21st of June, a group of Year 9, 10 and 13 students went to the University of Exeter to attend The Big Bang Fair South West. This is a regional version of the national Science fair which takes place every year in March. As well as getting to meet and interact with a large number of companies and organisations involved in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), the students also presented their project investigating the effect of food additives on signalling in nerves. It turned out to be quite a successful day for our students, who won both...

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Post 16 construction students enjoy work experience in France

Tuesday 4th July 2017

The College was delighted to receive glowing reports from the Cornwall Marine Network, who organised a two week work experience for our Post 16 construction students. The students did really well in their respective workplaces and their tutors were pleased by the fact that they showed motivation, were autonomous, willing to work hard and performed really well. The businesses would be pleased to offer similar placements in the future and thought having English students in the workplace for two weeks was also beneficial for their staff. Cornwall Marine Network said 'It was a pleasure to have your students with us...

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Construction students help out at Landewednack

Tuesday 4th July 2017

As part of their course the construction students take part in projects outside of college. Over the past few weeks they have been building some raised beds at a local primary school, Landewednack. Miss Beirne, the class 1 teacher from Landewednack said, 'We've had a great time planting out our peas this morning. All thanks to you and your great team of students'....

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An invitation to an evening of classical music

Monday 3rd July 2017

The College would like to extend a warm invitation to the 'evening of classical music' this Wednesday at St Michael's Church. The event is free, and Helston Community College students will be performing a range of pieces including excerpts from: Faure's 'Requiem' Bernsein's 'West Side Story' Handel's 'Messiah' Vivaldi's Trumpet and Flute Concertos compositions by Gabrielli and Purcell. The evening starts at 7:00pm at St. Michael's Church, Helston. Admission is FREE and all are welcome, no booking required....

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An Evening of Readings With Heather Phillipson

Wednesday 28th June 2017

An Evening of Readings With Heather Phillipson Saturday 8 July, 6.30pm Free admission, all welcome CAST presents an evening of readings celebrating the connections between writing and visual art. Much of the most exciting writing being produced today plays with the distinctions between poetry, art writing, memoir, performance, and criticism. Taking this observation as its starting point, this event brings together four inspiring female artists and writers whose work explores the possibilities of their chosen form. Award-winning artist and poet Heather Phillipson, recently selected for the Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square, will read a selection of her poems. Artist...

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Armed Forces Day at Porthleven School - Saturday 17th June (11.00am-4.00pm)

Thursday 15th June 2017


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Friday 9th June 2017

PHILLIPPA CLAYDEN PRESENTS LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE AT CAST Saturday 17 June, 8pm Free admission, all welcome CAST Café will serve food from 7pm, something hot and something sweet for £6 Artist Phillippa Clayden, who has been leading life drawing sessions for Helston Community College students, will present the next Artist's Choice screening at CAST. Artist's Choice is an occasional series of film screenings chosen and introduced by artists. Phillippa has chosen to screen 'La Belle et la Bête', which was released in 1946 and is a landmark feat of cinematic fantasy directed by master filmmaker Jean Cocteau. The...

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Cornwall Schools Athletics event at Carn Brea

Tuesday 6th June 2017

The Year 7 and 8 Cornwall Schools Athletics event which was due to take place at Carn Brea today (Tuesday 6th June) has been postponed and will now take place on Tuesday 13th June....

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More sporting success at Helston Community College

Saturday 27th May 2017

Helston Community College took part in the Cornwall School Games beach volleyball qualifier on Thursday 25th May at Carbis Bay. The College took eight teams and are delighted that five of the teams have qualified for the finals on Wednesday 28th June at Perranporth beach....

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Information regarding the traffic flow trial at Penhellaz Hill, Helston

Thursday 25th May 2017

Cornwall Council has notified the College that it is conducting a six week trial to gauge the impact on traffic and the surrounding area by preventing motorists from making certain manoeuvres at the Penhellaz Hill junction where it joins onto the A394. The trial is scheduled to run from 14th June through to 26th July 2017, and will end before the August holiday period begins.The restrictions will consist of: 1. Banning the right turn out of the junction (towards Penzance).2. Banning the left turn into the junction for traffic coming from the Penzance direction. Please see the attached documents for...

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