More than 300 schoolchildren staged a spectacular show inspired by the Eden Project’s Invisible Worlds exhibition recently. Twelve schools from the St Austell Bay Learning Partnership group took part in this creative celebration that was based on the Invisible Worlds Exhibition. Each school developed a way to showcase their ideas in an eye-catching performance, enjoyed by parents and classmates. In total, 11 primary schools and one secondary school from St Austell Bay Learning Partnership took part - Bishop Bronescombe C of E School, Carclaze Community Primary School, Charlestown Primary School, Fowey Primary School, Lostwithiel Primary School, Luxulyan Community Primary School, Mevagissey Community Primary School, Mount Charles School, Penrice Academy, Pondhu Primary School, Sandy Hill Academy and St Mewan Community Primary School. For more information on the Invisible Worlds exhibition see www.edenproject.com
Children who walk or cycle to Tregolls School have been using their creative talents to reinforce the message to motorists that the road outside their school is a 20 mph zone. Walking and cycling charity Sustrans worked with Cornwall Council and Tregolls School to devise a competition to design-a-sign to remind drivers of the lower speed limit and that they are entering a residential area where children walk and cycle to school. Following a whole school assembly to launch the competition over 90 sign entries were received. The eventual winning entries were created by Isa from Year 6 and Tegan from Year 2.
Taking your newborn baby home is an exciting and emotional time but, for some new parents, it can also be overwhelming and leave them uncertain on what to do. Help is now at hand for new dads in Cornwall, though, thanks to the launch of a new mobile app version of the DadPad. The DadPad app is an easy-to-use resource for new dads and dads-to-be in Cornwall, packed with relevant information, as well as details on local support groups and service providers. Its aim is to provide new fathers with information on how to develop the mindset, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their babies’ physical and emotional needs. The Cornwall DadPad app is available for free download on both Apple and Android devices.
Cornwall Healthy Schools is a health improvement programme designed to support schools to develop an ethos and environment that supports learning and promotes the health and wellbeing of all in the school community. Cornwall Healthy Schools uses delivery advisors that offer individual support for staff, free training courses and workshops, teaching resources and support for specific local and national wellbeing programmes. For details ring 01209 615600 or visit www.cornwallhealthyschools.org
Communities in Cornwall are benefiting from 40 hectares of improved green spaces created under a pioneering scheme to bring nature-rich habitats to urban areas.
The three-year scheme has brought 30 wildlife and pollinator-friendly areas to seven Cornish towns across an area equivalent to 40 rugby pitches. Now residents are being invited to take part in activities in these enriched green spaces and get involved in further improvements. Future Making Space for Nature activities include community days at:
If you live in one of the towns and would like to find out more contact GI4G@cornwall.gov.uk
A new education initiative that will bring food and farming to even more Cornish primary school children has just been launched. Farm and Country On The Road is a mobile trailer kitted out with interactive learning resources designed to teach primary school pupils about where their food comes from. Up to 750 children per day enjoy a hands-on, interactive learning journey to see how their food travels from farm to plate. Since the event’s inception in 2013 more than 7,000 pupils have taken part.
Farm and Country On The Road is specifically aimed at Cornish primary school children, from Years 3 and 4 (aged 7 to 9 years). Find out more about the event by contacting Emma Parkyn on 01208 817016 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TeachOut is completely free for School Visit Coordinators and teachers to use, to get ideas and plan your next group trip or workshop. The website has been designed with busy teachers in mind: with a diverse, hand-picked range of listings, workshops and transport options, as well as a growing virtual planning section with risk assessment guidance to help reduce your workload.
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In this edition, we’re showcasing one of TeachOut’s day visits: Newquay Zoo. From science to modern languages, and from maths to wartime history and persuasive writing, we’ve yet to discover a subject that can’t be taught at the zoo! Whether you’re getting up close to artefacts and minibeasts in their workshop sessions, or close to their wonderful animals, you’re guaranteed an amazing trip that brings learning to life. Book your next class trip at www.teachout.co.uk/listing/newquay-zoo
Escape the classroom and immerse yourself in stories, interactive exhibits and World War Two Tunnels at the Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno. There are curriculum-linked workshops or design your own in consultation with its Learning Facilitator. Workshops combine engaging hands-on activities with time to explore the museum. The experienced Learning Team will work with you to plan your visit, ensuring you get the most from it. Workshops can be tailored to meet the needs or specific learning outcomes of your group. To book a free planning visit or workshop call the Learning Team on 01736 811914 or email email@example.com
The Hub's annual festival of music and dance for children and young people returns to Heartlands on 10 and 11 July. Hubbub 2019 will include 2 days of free workshops for schools and home educated groups. Pre-booking is essential, booking forms can be found on the Hub website - http://cornwallmusiceducationhub.org – look for hubbub free music festival for children
Newquay’s Rainbow Run is the brightest sponsored 5k around. Walk, jog or run your way through colour bursts of powder paint and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West at RAF St Mawgan, Newquay on Sunday 23 June. Anyone aged 5 years and over can join the fun, so turn up in a white t-shirt with your friends, family or colleagues and leave with a big smile, happy memories and covered in every colour of the rainbow. To sign up, go to www.chsw.org.uk/event/rainbow-run-newquay-2019
Discover the magic of Pentewan Sands, an award-winning Holiday Park on the stunning south Cornish coast. With a privately-owned beach, two indoor swimming pools, excellent family facilities and a range of holiday accommodation, there is no reason not to visit! Whether you choose to take your own motorhome, touring caravan or tent, or stay in one of the modern and well-equipped holiday homes, you can be sure that you are staying in one of the most popular, privately owned and family-friendly five-star holiday parks in Cornwall. For bookings and further information see www.pentewan.co.uk or ring 01726 843485.
There are nearly 500 young people in care across Cornwall and Cornwall Council is currently looking for foster carers for short and long term care as well as respite breaks. The children range in age from new-born to teenagers and some are in sibling groups but, like all children, they need to be part of a family where they are nurtured and feel safe. To find out how you could change lives, visit www.fosterincornwall.co.uk or call 01872 323 638.
Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys. Visitors can gain an intimate insight to a working sanctuary and a chance to meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. Visit www.monkeysanctuary.org for prices and opening times.
This May half-term, the Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno invite you to take part in its PK Pioneers. The ‘I Spy: My Name' activity workshops will be held on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 May in the museum's spacious Clore learning space. The workshops are inspired by the current ‘I Spy: The Secret Listeners' exhibition and are free for kids of all ages. Youngsters will be able to find out about Morse Code, use colour coding and beads to make a ‘My Name' Morse Code wristband and build a super-sized Morse code cable. To discover more, call 01736 810966.
On 31 May, Dartmoor Zoo will be hosting a Little Wild Heroes Sponsored Walk in aid of Brain Tumour Research. It is on the hunt for superheroes aged 2-8 years to walk, run or even fly around the Zoo, raising money as they go. Sponsored walkers will receive free admission to the Zoo all day, and their friends and family who attend the event will receive a discount on their admission. Sponsored Walkers can sign up via email to receive their fundraising materials: firstname.lastname@example.org. All participants will receive a certificate for their hard efforts and fundraising. See www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk
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