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Newsletters - May 2015

Thursday 21st May 2015

Please click the below link to access your child/s year group newsletter:- Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11...

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HCC get involved in World Book Night

Wednesday 13th May 2015

World Book Night on the 23rd April is an annual celebration of reading and books. It sees passionate volunteers give out thousands of books in their communities to share their love of reading with people who don't read regularly or own books. World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers to help give them an equal chance in life. Sarah Rogers, Library Manager at Helston Community College successfully applied to become a volunteer organiser and managed to hand out 44 books to Post16 students....

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BTEC Construction students invited to the Penn An Dre development at Truro

Wednesday 13th May 2015

BTEC Construction students from Helston Community College were invited to the Penn An Dre development at Truro to see a demonstration of how modern homes are built by local house builder Taylor Wimpey, Exeter. Site Manager Mark Tranter showed the students around the development and gave them a chance to see what techniques and skills go into constructing houses, whilst giving students insight into safe working practices. HCC Construction teacher Mr Nigel Philpott said 'Visiting Penn An Dre was very enjoyable for the students and meeting Mark was really helpful too as he explained how he started out as a...

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HCC's Readathon gets pupils reading for pleasure

Tuesday 12th May 2015

HCC's Readathon gets pupils reading for pleasure,raising £420 for charity and earning free books for the school To encourage its Year 7 pupils to read for pleasure, Helston Community College has just completed a very successful Readathon sponsored read. Students rose to the challenge, reading many books and raising a fantastic £420 for seriously ill children. Their achievement also earned the school free books worth £80, provided by Readathon in partnership with Scholastic Book Clubs to boost school library stocks despite increasing pressure on school budgets. Readathon, a nationwide charity, uses the sponsorship money to support carefully chosen charities who...

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Post 16 visit Royal Marine barracks

Wednesday 6th May 2015

On Tuesday a group of students from yrs 12 and 13 headed to Royal Marine barracks at Stonehouse in Plymouth. These students have aspirations to be in our Armed Forces and were excited to have this opportunity. The boys were a credit to our College. The Royal Marine Captain asked if we were visiting from a Military Academy. He said that 'our students stood head and shoulders above the other Colleges'. The Captain was impressed at being offered several handshakes from our students. Captain Wilcox contacted the Redruth Careers office to say that 'The Helston students were motivated and...

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Post 16 Students test new Space Game

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Post 16 students at Helston Community College had the pleasure of hosting Goonhilly Earth Station and some Falmouth University Game Design Post Graduates who came to test a space game that they have co-designed. The students had to play the game in teams to see if it was educational, accurate and playable and gave critique after each session. They impressed the visitors with their interest in Maths, Physics and Engineering.  The feedback from the students will be used to improve the game and in a couple of months, Goonhilly and Falmouth Uni will return to re-test and if successful they will...

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Active Plus run Field Craft course

Tuesday 5th May 2015

During the Easter holiday students from HCC took part in a Field Craft course, run by Active Plus, at a local farm. It was a great day out supported by volunteers and staff with lots of team activities, excellent instruction and there was much camaraderie between the young people and their instructors. This is a 28 week project funded by Cornwall Glass and Glazing, run by Active Plus and supported by Helston Phoenix Project.  The course teaches young people team building skills, personal safety, anger management and motivational skills. There was also some exciting news for Helston Phoenix as they...

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Students raise money for Helston defibrillator

Friday 1st May 2015

In memory of her stepdad Andrew Oliver, Post 16 Student Abbi Hines arranged a 'wear a check shirt day' on Friday 24th April, to raise money for a town defibrillator. At least 100 Post 16 students got involved and a grand total of £180  was raised. To find out more details and to donate towards more defibrillators in Helston, please visit The Andrew Oliver Big Heart Fund facebook page....

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Students’ make Mermaid for Food Festival

Friday 24th April 2015

Post 16 Students have been hard at work creating a 30ft mermaid for the Porthleven Food Festival. Stop press:- She is now a float in Porthleven harbour. ...

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'Win a Wedding' competition

Thursday 23rd April 2015

Help and support Mr Milliner please! Mr Milliner and his partner have been lucky enough to be picked for The Packet 'Win a Wedding' competition and are over the moon at the opportunity. The competition starts on Wednesday 22nd April and will be going on for 6 weeks and the couple that collects the most coupons from The Packet newspaper will win the wedding. They would be extremely grateful if you could support them by collecting the coupons and bringing them into College and voting for them. There will be collection points in both receptions, both staff rooms and D4. ...

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