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Post 16 Open Evening 2013

Friday 18th October 2013

                  For further details please click the Post 16 Open Evening letter on the  Letters Home tab  ...

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Asthma Inhaler's in College

Thursday 17th October 2013

The Community Health Services have withdrawn the emergency inhaler’s they had provided and which were kept in College for emergency use, for known asthmatic students.  This does mean that students who are prescribed an inhaler for their asthma must carry it with them at all times, labelled with their name and tutor group in case they lose it. If any student or parent wishes the College Nurse to keep a spare inhaler for their child this can be arranged. It will be kept in a locked cupboard, as long as the Parent /Guardian has provided written consent and instructions to...

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Phoenix Project helps 100 teens in two years

Monday 14th October 2013

More than 100 young people have been helped by the Phoenix Project.  The mentoring project is based at the Helston Fire Station for a few hours each week, as well as during the school holidays for a wide group of young people. The project works closely with the National Trust, RNAS Culdrose, Active Plus, the Police and the Falmouth School of Sailing.  Most recently the young people have spent time working on the maintenance of the monument at the foot of Coinagehall Street and also building footpaths on the Penrose estate. Helston Fire Station manager Keith Stringer said “the changes...

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Helston Community College student is Chelsea FC Mascot

Friday 11th October 2013

Ciaran Barker, a lifetime member of the Cornish Blues Chelsea Supporters Club and Culdrose Hawks U13 Captain, was invited to become a Chelsea FC mascot for the day for their match against Swindon Town FC, at Swindon on the 24th September. Ciaran began his day with a tour of the grounds and was given a pre-match briefing by Marc Cooper the Swindon Manager.  He was then invited into the Chelsea dressing room where he was able to meet all the Chelsea squad, including John Terry the Captain of the club and former England International Captain.  He was able to take...

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Industrial Action on Thursday 17th October

Thursday 10th October 2013

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Helston & Lizard Foodbank receive cheque

Thursday 10th October 2013

David Williams receives a cheque from Assistant Headteacher David Lewis on behalf of the Mustard Seed Charity and the Helston & Lizard Foodbank. Students at Helston Community College have raised £779.25 as well as donating food.  The local charity is being supported by children and young people across the area as part of the joint work being done through the Helston & Lizard Co-operative Education Trust. The Helston & Lizard Foodbank, which can be found at the Open Door Café, 14 Wendron Street, Helston, aims to provide 3 days’ worth of non-perishable food to help those experiencing short term...

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Military Talk for Post 16 Students

Tuesday 8th October 2013

There was a warm welcome for two ex students who are currently training with the Royal Marines.    They gave a valuable, informative and aspirational talk to Post 16 students about life in the Royal Marines. Dan Wake and Tom Wallis (previously Head Boy) both studied A Levels and went on to gain University Degrees before deciding to join the Royal Marines as Officer candidates. A number of Helston Community College students are hoping to join the military and they were given the opportunity to ask questions and gain first hand information from the two Officers. After the event students reported...

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Cardiac Risk in the Young

Thursday 3rd October 2013

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Students welcome visitor from the University of Oxford

Thursday 3rd October 2013

During his visit Ashley worked with the College's higher achieving students in Year 11 and Post 16 delivering two sessions.  The first of these was preparing hopeful Year 13 students for interview and entrance tests.  He then talked to approximately fifty students from Years 11 and 12 to dispel some of the myths surrounding both Oxford and Cambridge Universities and encouraged students to apply. This was a great opportunity and the students were delighted to have had a chance to speak with Ashley. Year 13 student David Hosking said ‘It was a great chance to see the opportunities we can...

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College Council attend ‘Young Peoples Question Time’

Monday 30th September 2013

Student members of the Helston Community College Council and their teacher Ms Marsden recently attended the 2013 'Young Peoples Question Time' in New County Hall, Truro. They were given the opportunity to question local MP's and County Councillors on a variety of topics including Youth Employment and Opportunities, Positive Image of Young People and Transport. MP's George Eustice and Dan Rogerson, Cllr John Wood, Chair of the Council and Cornwall Members for the Youth Parliament (MYP's), amongst others, were responding to questions raised. It was an interesting and at times heated session which was enjoyed by all....

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