Students from Mullion School.

Top marks for young people in Cornwall whose excellence is celebrated in awards ceremony

The University of Exeter Penryn Campus Excellence Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 14 April, to celebrate the achievements of young people in Cornwall.

The awards evening at the Penryn Campus recognised Excellence amongst students from the South Shore Education Partnership which consists of Falmouth School, Helston Community College, Mullion School and Penryn College.

Over 80 awards were presented to students from across the southwest peninsular of Cornwall, rewarding them for Academic Excellence, Artistic Excellence, Sporting Excellence and Positive Contribution to their school or community. The students are recognised for their achievements at various stages of their educational journey.

Several hundred parents, teachers, school representatives, and VIPs including the Mayor of Penryn Cllr Mr Mark Snowdon and the Mayor of Falmouth Cllr Mr John Body joined by senior members of University staff to celebrate the hard won achievements of the young people in the county.

Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice Chancellor who hosted the event said: “The University of Exeter is committed to working with students from Cornwall in raising aspirations and supporting progression. It is my sincere hope that the awards inspire young people, not only to follow a path to higher education, but to attend some of the very best universities in the country."

He added: “It is an honour to present and meet so many of the county’s wonderful students this evening. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and value their contributions to school and community life.”

Richard Prest, Outreach Officer, University of Exeter Penryn Campus said: “The Excellence Awards provides an opportunity to give public recognition to the fantastic achievements of the young people from Cornwall. By working in partnership the University hopes to contribute to this message and encourage the young people of Cornwall to keep on learning.”

Date: 19 April 2016

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