Year 9 go to the Environment and Sustainability Day 2020 at University of Exeter

12 Year 9 students took part in the Environment Sustainability Day 2020 at the Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn on 5th February. The aim of the day was to introduce students to university life and STEM options with Geography as a key focus as part of their A Level and FE choices.

All 12 students took part in a plastic seas workshop and after lunch participated in a chemistry activity with Camborne School of Mines looking at ADM components in The Red River.  Students also produced creative writing within the second half of this workshop that focused on Cornish minerals, with the focus of joining BSc and BA disciplines at university. The final activity involved students going head-to-head against Poole and Penryn in order to design a Cornish sustainability programme.  Poole just managed to secure the top prize of reusable coffee cups on this occasion!

Miss Whelan, Geography teacher and trip organiser said, “The Penrice students represented the academy very well. Both undergraduate student ambassadors and lecturers at the university commented on how well they entered in to debate and discussion in the workshops”.