Year 10 Trip to Pendennis

On Wednesday 18th March, 60 Year 10 historians travelled to Falmouth to study Pendennis Castle and the stunning Fal Estuary, as part of their controlled assessments.

The assessments were based on exploring how history has moulded a site of local historical interest, with students looking at the history of the castle from its birth to what it represents today.

History teacher, Miss Oldrieve, said: “The students enjoyed learning about Pendennis’ tremulous past; from Tudor stronghold to its role in World War Two guarding Falmouth’s precious docks during the Battle of the Atlantic. We all greatly appreciated the impromptus tour of the docks that Topper, from King Harry Ferries, gave the group on learning the purpose of our visit.”

Pendennis played an important strategic role in defending Falmouth Docks – the 3rd deepest natural harbour in the world – during the Second World War.