News

Wimbledon Trip

A group of 9 students had an early start to make the trip to Wimbledon on Day 8 to see play on Court 2. The sun shone and we had a good journey to get to the court for the start of play. First match was the women’s number 1 seed Ashleigh Barty against Alison Riske, followed by Karolina Muchover against Karolina Pliskova. Both were a great display of competitive tennis with both matches going to 3 sets. We had great seats only 5 rows from courtside just behind the umpire. The day finished off with Kei Nishikori against Mikhail Kukushkin. The students were an absolute pleasure to have on the trip and a big thank you to Mr Maestri and Mrs Johnson for sharing the driving. Fingers crossed we’re successful in the School’s Ballot for tickets again next year!

Sixth Form Summer Ball

On Friday 5th July a ‘Summer Ball ‘ leavers party was held at the Old Rowing Club in Torpoint for our Year 13’s.

Students enjoyed a BBQ on the terrace and dancing.  This was an occasion for fond farewells and was one of the last times they would all be together before they go off to different parts of the country to university, work or travel abroad.

They have been a fantastic bunch and we would like to wish them well in this exciting next chapter of their lives.

Fashion Show 2019

On 4th July, Torpoint Community College hosted ‘A Midsummer Night’s Fashion Show’.

Students had the chance to take to the catwalk modelling their amazing textiles work which they have made over this Academic Year. There was also an exhibition in the College foyer showcasing the excellent art work made by Key Stage 4 and 5 Art and Design Technology students.

The show also comprised of two stunning dances, one a tribute to the band Queen where our student dance troupe wore Freddie style jackets, the other dance was an elegantly performed fairy ballet which was part of our ‘Midsummer Night’s dream finale’.

Staff members strutted their stuff on the catwalk in beautiful dresses borrowed from Jane Louise of Liskeard.

We also had former students returning to perform a rocking medley of Queen songs!

Thank you to everyone involved in making the show an amazing night.

Next Steps South West

NSSW have recently announced and published their first student newsletter.

Please click the following link to see an example and to find out more.

Torpoint Badminton Club

TCC students have been enjoying extra Badminton sessions in the Sports Hall on Mondays after College thanks to volunteers Chris Still and Mike Weeks.

Chris and Mike are looking forward to welcoming more students in September when it is hoped that the sessions will continue. They also hope that as the students progress they will want to join Torpoint Badminton Club on a Wednesday evening at the Sports Hall.

Any student who wishes to join them to play on a Monday needs to collect a letter and consent form from Mrs Hodgetts in the Library. This needs to be completed and returned to her before attending the club.

Relationships and Sex Education

All our year 10 students took part in a Relationships and Sex Education themed morning on Monday 1st July in addition to the RSE covered in their PSHE lessons.

The aim of the day was to provide students with the knowledge and skills that they need to make informed decisions about their lives and to allow discussion of the many issues associated with this subject. The event was delivered by Brook, the leading young people’s sexual health and wellbeing organisation. The Brook Bitesize event gives an introduction to the issues young people will face every day, with Brook facilitators guiding them through fun zones provoking discussion and debate. Activities focused on the law and age of consent, safer sex and attitudes and values towards relationships and sex. Brook run a clinic in the Children’s Centre on Monday’s 3.30-6pm which students can access if they need further information, advice or support.

Cornwall Super 8s Athletics Final

Our Year 7 girls athletics team travelled to Par again last week to represent East Cornwall in the Super 8 athletics finals. They set their sights high and all agreed to try to aim to bring 5 medals back to TCC. They knew that the faced the top 2 teams from North, West, South and Mid Cornwall and agreed to enjoy the last school competition of the season and go for it!
They certainly did that and performed well above our expectations. Rosie and Chloe started the day with excellent performances in the 75m hurdles with Rosie coming first overall and Chloe 2nd in her heat. This was quickly followed by Poppy and Savannah in the 800m with Poppy winning by some distance and Savannah beating her PB to come 9th. This set the standard for the day with Holly coming 1st in 200m and Maddie 5th in her heat, Alice and Sky coming 1st and 3rd in 100m heats, Poppy and Chloe coming 1st and 2nd in long jump, Rosie and Holly coming 1st and 3rd in high jump, Sky and Savannah coming 1st and 9th in shot putt, Alice and Maddie coming 3rd and 8th in javelin. This was topped off with Rosie, Alice, Holly and Poppy winning the 4x100m relay by some distance and Sky and Savannah running in the winning East Cornwall medley relay.
Despite the disappointment of organisers deciding to not give out individual medals after the first two events this was an unbelievable performance by our Year 7 team, who are mostly new to competing in athletics, as they would have come home with more than double the medals they aimed for.
We are still waiting to understand and clarify the team result and will let athletes and parents know as soon as we do. Thank you to parents for their support on the day.
Well done girls. What a day!

Miss Milford and Mr Evans

Year 8 Plymouth Athletics Championships

Another successful athletics championships for TCC athletes with the Year 8 girls’ team competing at Brickfields this week. Following a fantastic season last year the Year 8 girls started the season with 4 of their original team absent so had to work to build a new team. They have worked really hard since Easter and showed fantastic team spirit at Brickfields last Wednesday evening. They knew they had to perform to their best and were really supportive of our new athletes and our three Year 7s ( Holly, Maddie and Alice) who were asked to step up a year.
The team set their aim to come top 5 again and pulled out some fantastic performances against 11 other schools, with many getting PBs, to come 4th overall behind Mount Kelly, Plymouth College and Plymouth High School for Girls, beating all of the Plymouth comprehensive schools and DHSG. Needless to say the team were delighted as the results were called.

Notable individual results: Holly T 3rd shot, Mia 3rd Javelin, Maddie 1st in 300m H, Holly B 3rd 200m , Holly M 5th 1500m, Charlotte 5th discus and 5th 800m, Heidi 2nd high jump, 4×4 relay 3rd in heat and Bridgette completed her 1st 75m hurdles race.

Well done team ! ( Holly T, Holly M, Mia, Charlotte, Bridgette, Heidi, Holly B, Maddie and Alice.)

Miss Milford

Big Bang Exhibition

On Tuesday 26th June selected Year 7 students, including members of the College’s STEM club, went to the Big Bang exhibition held at Westpoint Arena in Exeter. This is the region’s largest celebration of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and featured a diverse range of STEM employers, interactive exhibits, an exciting Science show and the opportunity to speak to lots of experts about careers in STEM. The Devon Ambulance exhibit was amazing and featured the most life like first aid training manikin we had ever seen. Well-done to all the students who came on the trip, asked brilliant questions and coped very well with the particularly hot weather. If you would like to join the STEM club, it is for Years 7 to 9 and meets on a Monday lunch time in Miss Pine’s room. You can visit this link to find out more about STEM careers: https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/careers/stem-careers/

A big thank you to Plymouth City Coach CEO Richard Stevens, who provided the coach transport free of charge due to the value of this experience for our students.

Mrs Bray and Miss Pine

Biology News

Students from our top set Year 9 Biology groups have recently taken part in the national UK Biology Competition.

Rosie Robinson Jones achieved a Silver award, placing her in the top 15% in the country.  A number of other students gained bronze awards. 

Well done everyone!

Open Evening for September 2020 admissions – Tuesday 11th June at 6:30pm. Please come along and learn about our great College.

We also have Monday afternoons as “open afternoons by appointment”. If you would like to visit the College for a tour please contact the College and ask for Mrs Blandin-Neaves.

Sports News

Congratulations to Year 7 student Olivia who plays for Plymouth Argyle under 12 girls and has recently played in the County Cup for her Saturday Team, Signal Box under 12 girls. 

Olivia played in the County Cup final on Friday 17th May. Her team went on to win 4-2 with Olivia scoring a hattrick and being awarded player of the match; a very proud moment for her parents. She then travelled straight to Liverpool with Plymouth Argyle. Olivia and her team played against Everton and Woolton FC where they came away with a 5-4 defeat against Everton and a 9-0 win over Woolton FC. Woolton FC was the childhood team of Steven Gerrard which was exciting for the girls. 

Well done Olivia!