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Helston School Jazz Orchestra presents its Annual Spring Concert

Tuesday 23rd February 2016


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Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship

Thursday 11th February 2016

A number of our students recently took part in the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championship in Cheltenham. Our students made up part of Team Cornwall and competed against 7 other counties, with the Team coming away with 3rd place overall. Year 7 students Catherine Groves and Rebecca Benney took part in the Junior Girls category, a 2.4k course.  Both girls did extremely well, Rebecca came in 16th place which meant she was the first Team Cornwall girl to finish in her category, with Catherine finishing in 27th place, becoming the 3rd   girl from Team Cornwall to complete the course. Katie...

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Youth Speaks 2016

Tuesday 9th February 2016

On Wednesday 3rd February, the first round of the annual "Youth Speaks" public speaking competition took place at Helston Community College, organised and judged by the local Rotary club. Teams took part in both sections of the competition – Intermediate and Senior. Speech topics ranged from the need to protect our natural environment to the undeniable merits of the Cornish pasty! All the teams delivered excellent performances and gave the audience a great deal to think about. The students involved were: Rachel Corness, Danielle  and Emily Combellack in year seven; Charlotte King, Ryan Williams and Rhiannon Jones in year nine; ...

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Safer Internet Day 2016

Friday 5th February 2016

The College is joining hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology. To celebrate the day, Mrs Laura Hocking the college's E-safety and E-communications Manager hosted the upcoming singer, "Rich Cottell", for an Online Safety and Cyber Bullying themed visit for their PHSE day on 2nd February 2016. He ran five sessions, covering each year group during the College day.  Rich gave a final afternoon session of the day to over 100 Year 6 pupils from schools in the local co-operative trust. Rich travels to various areas...

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Helston College Gymnastics Team Through to National Finals

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

On Sunday 31st January three of the gymnasts from the Helston College Gymnastics Team travelled to Kinglsey School in Bideford for the South West Regional round of the Milano Teams Competition. It was a challenging competition with 16 under 16 girls teams from across the region. The Helston College Team included Shannon Standing (Y9), Phoebe Jenkin (Y9) and Maea Morgan (Y10). The Helston College gymnasts started with their individual floor routines, which were neat and performed with artistry. Then came the individual vaults, which the girls again completed cleanly. Lastly came the synchronized routine, where timing and accuracy were vital. The...

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KS4 Options 2016

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

The new KS4 Options booklet is available for download from the Parents section > Useful Downloads page. Printed copies were distributed at tonight's Y9 Parent Evening and more will be given out this week to those who couldn't attend....

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Safer Internet Day

Monday 1st February 2016


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STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Challenge

Thursday 28th January 2016

On the 25th January, thirty for our most able students in Year 8 and 9 each took part in a 2 hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Challenge that took place in our College's D&T workshop. Each of the students completed the Shell sponsored 'Energy Quest Young Engineers Project' where they worked in small groups to design optimal fanblades for wind turbines and then energy efficient buggies which they raced!   The buggies' electric motors were powered by a capacitor, which was charged by their turbine design.  The aim of the challenge was to promote Engineering as a potential career...

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Construction students revamp storage boxes for Constantine Pre-School

Wednesday 27th January 2016

Staff and children at Constantine Pre-school have been showing off their "snazzy" new-look outdoor storage boxes which they only have thanks to Helston Community College construction students. Destined for a local recycling centre following a big clear-up in the autumn term, the rather dilapidated storage units were saved from the chop by construction teacher Mr Cummins. He saw the potential for a project to give to his year 10 and 11 pupils at College and whisked them away for a makeover. Pre-school manager Rosie Regini said: "These boxes are vital as a secure and dry place for us to store...

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College Production - Peter Pan

Tuesday 26th January 2016

"Second star to the right and straight on til morning!" J.M.Barrie's classic children's adventure story is brought to life at Helston Community College next month.  Students and staff have been working on the show since September and it promises to be an epic rendition of the tale, featuring over a hundred performers, including dancers and gymnasts.  Old favourites – villainous pirate Captain Hook and his loveable sidekick Mister Smee, Wendy, Peter Pan and Tigerlily – are joined by a host of new characters who bring fresh comedy to the play.  Tinkerbell is joined by a band of Cornish piskies and...

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