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HCC Students visit the Palace to collect their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards

Thursday 14th November 2013

This year Helston Community College Duke of Edinburgh Gold participants have visited St James’s Palace on numerous occasions to receive their Gold Awards from Prince Philip or Prince Edward. The most recent group of participants had the privilege of attending the 500th Gold Award Presentation ceremony and received their well earned Duke of Edinburgh Award in the presence of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Congratulations goes to all our students who have completed the Gold D of E Award; some of which have visited the Palace already and others will be invited to attend in due course, to collect...

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2013 Cornwall Sports Award

Tuesday 12th November 2013

Last Friday Eleanor Harding won the Cornwall ‘Young Coach of the Year’ Award for her work as a rugby coach in the College and Community.   Eleanor is a real ambassador for the College and staff were delighted to see this recognised at the glittering awards evening which took place at the Headland Hotel in Newquay; organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership. There was a real Helston influence during the evening with former student Hayley Curtis nominated in the Adult Coach of the Year category and there was also a win for Mr Ellis in Archery. ...

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Parent Governor Election

Friday 8th November 2013

The Board of Governors has a parent governor vacancy and is now seeking nominations.  If you are interested, please click on the links below for  further information and a nomination form. Completed nomination forms should be returned to the College by 12 noon on Friday 22nd November Nomination letter Parent Governor Nomination Form  ...

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Success for College Show Jumping Team

Wednesday 6th November 2013

Last Sunday Helston Community College entered two recently reformed Show Jumping teams in a competition at Resparveth Equestrian Centre, Grampound Road, which was hosted by the Western Branch Pony Club. The teams were very grateful for the huge welcome they received. Although the elements were against all riders of the twelve Secondary Schools competing this didn’t reflect in their determination, commitment and professionalism. The competition consisted of Team Tack n Turn-out and two rounds of Jumping.  Every rider that completed the two rounds with No Faults then qualified in the individual jump off. Helston Community College Show Jumping Team: Team...

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Turner Prize winner Simon Starling visits Helston Community College

Wednesday 6th November 2013

Artist Simon Starling, winner of the 2005 Turner Prize, visited Helston Community College last week to talk to students on the A-level and BTEC Art and Design courses. The visit was arranged by Teresa Gleadowe, Chair of the Helston-based Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) and organiser of The Cornwall Workshop, a residential workshop held at Kestle Barton near Helford.  The workshop at Kestle Barton was led by Simon Starling and involved British and international artists and curators working together for a week. The art room visit by Simon Starling followed previous visits to Helston Community College organised under the...

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Trip of a Lifetime

Wednesday 6th November 2013

    Twenty six Post 16 students from Helston Community College have taken part in a trip of a lifetime.  As part of their Geology and Geography A-Level classes the students travelled to Iceland where they were able to get up and close to the volcanic and glacial landscapes, both of which are major components of their academic study. Geologically speaking, Iceland is a relatively young country and visiting Iceland has given students a unique insight into the 'building/construction' of the country.  The theme of the trip was to explore as much of the country as they possibly could in...

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Year 11 GCSE Parent Information Evening

Monday 4th November 2013

It will now take place on Thursday 7th November at 6.30pm in the North Site Hall....

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esafety advice for parents

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

NSPCC advice to parents for online safety The NSPCC have recently produced some very useful advice and guidance for parents & carers regarding e- safety and sexting.  As the use of social media continues to increase rapidly and technology is giving children and young people unprecedented access to information online, it is vital that we work together to educate our young people to help them make informed choices about their cyber activity. The website contains information about online safety and about  creating, sending or receiving explicit images.  It contains some sensible advice and good links to further information and support. ...

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Professional Development Day: 25th October 2013

Monday 21st October 2013

Please note that the College will be closed to students on October 25th. This is a designated training day for teachers and other staff at the College....

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Tom Dobson Rewarded by University of Worcester

Friday 18th October 2013

Thomas Dobson, from Helston, was awarded the £1,000 scholarship by Vice Chancellor Professor David Green at the brand new University of Worcester Arena at one of two award ceremonies at the beginning of October. Thomas, a third year Graphic Design and Multimedia student, said: "I am delighted to receive the scholarship. I’m so passionate about design, and love my Graphic Design course, so it’s a great feeling for my work and effort to be recognised. “The past two years haven’t been easy – I lost my mum last summer after a lengthy battle with cancer, so both my first...

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