Ten Tors Training

A big well done to the students and helpers who were out training for Ten Tors on Sunday 7th January.  The bitter winds brought the temperature down to well below zero but the walkers completed the altered route with success around the Okehampton military ring road.

The next training walk is on Sunday 21st January with training & planning on Wednesday 17th January 3.30 – 5.30pm in the main hall.

School Crossing Patrol Change

Due to unforeseen circumstances Carbeile Junior School’s Crossing Patrol on Trevol Road will be unpatrolled from Tuesday 9th of January until their return. Where applicable you may wish to make alternative arrangements for your children’s journeys to and from school during this time.

Cormac are always keen to recruit more School Crossing Patrols, Reliefs and Flying Reliefs. If you, or anyone you know, may be interested please contact: 

David Powell, SCP Co-Ordinator East, Highways, CORMAC Solutions Ltd on 01872 327886 or e-mail

Year 8 Art and Design Technology – Autumn Term 2017

In Design Technology this term Year 8 students have been working on a range of projects and topics including light up Wall Art, and Christmas stockings in Textiles.

In food and Nutrition they have completed a number of different practical tasks to build up their confidence and skills.  They have also been working on multicultural ceramic masks in Art and Design too.

Well done to all students involved.


Prom Fair and Fashion Show

On Thursday 23rd November we held our Prom Fair and Fashion Show here at TCC.

Our students from Years 11, 12 and 13 modelled a stunning selection of gowns from Jane Louise of Liskeard. The event was well attended and gave an insight into the amazing stock that Jane has at her Liskeard shop. She carries a range of sizes at a price to suit all budgets even allowing deposits and flexible payment schemes. Jane will never sell the same dress to another student at the same college! The evening also gave local businesses a chance to promote their prom make up, hair and beauty.

Well done to our fabulous male and female models and to Mr Pease and Mrs Mackenzie for hosting the evening. Jane Louise is located at Pike Street, Liskeard for prom dresses, shoes and accessories.


Year 8 Workshops with Plymouth College of Art and Design (PCAD)

We were very lucky to have a number of PCAD staff visit our Year 8 Art and Design Technology classes on the 1st and 4th of December.

They ran a number of interesting and exciting workshops including Creative Brand and Marketing, Fab Lab Laser

Cutting, Stop Motion Animation, Fashion Design, and Willow Sculpture. Our Year 8 students worked really hard in all areas and thoroughly enjoyed the different experiences presented to them.

We will be looking to roll out our collaboration with PCAD with other year groups very soon as part of our partnership school programme.

Senior Citizen’s Christmas Lunch

The College was delighted to welcome over 50 members of the local community, including those from care homes, to enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch on Tuesday 12 December. Their food was served by students from Years 7 to 11 , and staff members, which was followed by some festive entertainment in the main hall. This lunch has become a bit of a tradition and it was great to see so many familiar faces from previous events. The students did themselves and the College proud, a very big thank you to everyone who was involved and who made this event such a success.

All photos taken by Andy Campfield.

Ten Tors Training – Sunday 3rd December

Festive hats, mince pies and chocolates were all visible on the Ten Tors Christmas training walk, but where they were going was not always easy to see.  The walkers left Holming Beam in damp, misty conditions however the visibility had improved by the time they finished at Postbridge. 

A big thank you once again to the all the adult volunteers who support the students whilst on the moors.  The next walk is on Sunday 7th January 2018, with a meeting for students being held on Thursday 4th January at lunchtime in Room 14. 

A reminder for those purchasing a sleeping bag –  it needs to be ‘comfort 0’.

Book Buzz Reading Event

We were delighted to welcome some of our Year 7 and 8 students and their parents to join us at the College on Wednesday 6th December to celebrate reading.

The night began with an excellent performance of The Grinch, delivered by a group of Year 7 students.  Miss Lockett (head of English) then delivered a presentation and explained some key research into the importance of ensuring young people read for pleasure, talked through the initiatives that are on-going at the College to raise the profile of reading and suggested ways that reading can be promoted at home.

There was then an opportunity for parents to chat to our highly-knowledgeable English team about their child’s progress in English.  The evening was rounded off with some mince pies and all of the children who attended were given a book, bought for them by the College, so that they can read it over the Christmas holidays.

Many thanks to all who attended and to the talented Year 10 pianists (Amy Pearton, Finn Woodrow and Rosie Richardson) who treated us to musical interludes and created a super atmosphere.

Revision and Intervention Sessions

As a college we offer year 11 students a wide range of revision and intervention sessions they can attend at lunch and after College. Details of these can be found on the tutor notice board in each tutor room. Students each have an intervention passport which they can get stamped for attending these sessions. Once they collect 5 stamps they can collect a raffle ticket, each month we are holding a prize draw to win a driving lesson as recognition for their efforts.

The prize for November was drawn today and was won by Jess C.

Well done Jess!!

Hate Crime Awareness

Local policeman, PC Turner Moore, recently arranged a Hate Crime workshop for students in Years 8. The workshop explained what hate crime is, its effect on people’s lives, what constitutes a Hate Crime offence and how to report it. The students heard from guest speakers who had been victims of Hate Crime. The workshop also explored the stories of refugees. This helped to develop an understanding of the experience they may have had that has led them to become a refugee.  Year 8 students commented that they felt the workshop was really useful as these sorts crimes have such awful effects on people and are increasing and there are so many refugees in the world at the moment.  Following the workshop students will have the opportunity to enter a Holocaust Memorial Day competition to be judged in January at Truro Cathedral and will complete their entries in their Ethics lessons. Last year, our Year 8’s won a prize in this competition, so come on Year 8 and good luck for some more winning entries this year!

Mrs Fry and Mrs Bray

Christmas Concert

Activities Week 2018

The booklet for Activities Week 2018 has now been released. Places for the activities are allocated on a first come first served basis so please be quick.

Click the link below to open the booklet.

ParentPay Low Balance Alerts

Some Parents and Carers have asked how to set up low balance alerts for their child’s Cashless Catering account using ParentPay.

Simply follow the instructions in the link below to configure an automatic email for each child you have setup. Email alerts are free to use, however ParentPay does charge for text alert option.

Setting up Email Alerts for Low Balances on Cashless Catering

PE News

Year 12 CamTech Sport group  have been learning about muscle fibres in anatomy and physiology lessons and have designed interval rowing challenges for their partners in order to overload their fast and slow twitch muscle fibres. This has also provided them with their first opportunity to test their personal training skills that will be needed in future units.

Year 11 Parents Evening

Your child’s Parents Evening will be on Tuesday 12th December, 2017. This will be an opportunity for you to meet subject teachers and review progress in all subjects. Look out for letters coming home this week.

Year 10 Parents Evening

Your child’s Parents Evening will be on Tuesday 5th December, 2017. This will be an opportunity for you to meet all subject teachers and review progress in every core and option subject. Look out for letters coming home this week.

Ten Tors Training – Sunday 19th November

Well done to the students who completed the third Ten Tors training walk on Sunday.  The teams set off from Pork Hill Car Park and finished at Willsworthy Range Car Park. With adult support all 3 teams managed to finish ahead of time.

The next trip to Dartmoor is on Sunday 3rd December for the Christmas Walk (Christmas attire optional!), with the planning meeting on Wednesday 29th November 6 – 7.30pm in the library.

TCC Languages Ambassadors visit to Antony School

This term the Language Ambassadors have been working hard at lunchtime to create resources to teach Spanish at Antony Primary School. On Thursday 16th November the Language Ambassadors visited the primary school to teach year 3 and 4. It was very successful and at the end of the lesson the year 3s and 4s could count up to 10, say their name and how they are feeling. They asked a lot of questions and luckily the Language Ambassadors answered them all correctly! Next time the year 3s and 4s have requested that they learn some animals in Spanish. Thank you to Antony Primary for allowing us this opportunity!

Well done to the Language Ambassadors, you represented TCC fantastically!

Buffy, Kate, Merryn, Olivia, Eliza, Louisa, Sam and Matt

French Trip to Lille Christmas Markets

A reminder that you will need to order a (free) European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) prior to the trip. Please follow the link in order to apply online,

Thank you

Mr Riley