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Salters, Festival of Chemistry – Wednesday 3 June 2015

Truro and Penwith College will be holding the Salters, Festival of Chemistry at the Truro College Campus, 3rd June 2015.

Schools may enter one team of four students from years 7 and/or 8 (in England and Wales).

Salters’ Festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young students to spend a day in a university department and to take part in practical chemistry activities which are fun! Prizes are awarded to the winning teams and all students receive participation certificates and fun prizes.

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9th June

Spires Julestone – Jazz and Blues Duo – 9th June

Julestone – jazz and blues duo on Tuesday 9th June 

The vibrant singing of Jules with Tony’s polished piano, guitar and vocals producing a truly harmonious sound. They perform an extensive repertoire of timeless classics ranging from the Great American Songbook to more modern, well-loved classics.

Jazz Dinner prices:

2 Courses £13.50

3 Courses £14.95

Service from 5pm – 7.00pm

Booking essential

Tel: 01872 267621


Opened by Rick Stein in September 2013, Spires Restaurant at Truro College has a focus on local produce, quality and excellent customer service. The licensed restaurant specialises in fine dining and working here plays a key part in the students’ learning experience of the catering industry. Food quality and presentation is of a professional standard and the restaurant has received many favourable reviews from diners. Each service evening there is a meat, fish and vegetarian option on the menu and the menu for the forthcoming week is usually announced via the restaurant Facebook page


Year 9 Science Masterclasses 13th and 22nd June

Do you have a son or daughter in year 9? If they are keen to learn more about science, then Truro College has free masterclass taster sessions, to enhance and extend their knowledge. The sessions will be held in the science labs in where students will get to investigate bugs and insects as well as find out more about the chemistry at the seaside. Activities include some hands on experiments and dissections. The sessions are free, to apply for a place please fill in the application form and return to Laura Hunkin, Curriculum Secretary for Science, Truro College, Truro, TR1 3XX. Places are limited so please get your forms back to us by the 22nd May. If you have any further questions please email

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SEBDA National Conference at Truro College – 25th June 2015



Truro and Penwith College will be hosting an Attachment Awareness Conference, in association with SEBDA (, on Thursday 25th June 2015.

The conference will include keynote presentations from two influential academics and authors in the field of attachment theory in schools. Dr Janet Rose is a Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader at Bath Spa University and has led research into the development of Emotion Coaching as a means of supporting children and young people with attachment difficulties. In 2006 Dr Heather Geddes published the influential ‘Attachment in the Classroom’ in which she highlighted the need for differentiation in our teaching and support approaches, depending on the specific attachment needs of the child.

During the course of the conference, Dr Rose will provide an overview of attachment theory and the current links with neuro-scientific research before elaborating on the key features of the Attachment Awareness in Schools Project. Throughout the conference, Dr Rose will be ably supported by co-presenter and Virtual School Head teacher for Bath and Somerset, Mike Gorman. Together they will lead an introductory session on Emotion Coaching as a workshop option in the afternoon

In the afternoon, delegates will have the option of attending the Emotion Coaching workshop led by Janet Rose and Mike Gorman or an introduction to Nurture Group Theory and Practice, led by Angi Franklin of Nurture Group Network (

Dr David Colley, a Lecturer in Education at Truro College and a National Council member of SEBDA, is looking forward to the event:

“We know that the social, emotional and attachment needs of our children in schools must be better understood if we are to tackle the rise in mental health difficulties both locally and nationally. By bringing Janet, Heather and Nurture Group Network to Truro College in Cornwall on 25 June 2015, SEBDA is driving this agenda forward. Delegates can expect to leave the Conference with knowledge, understanding and a range of practical strategies to support children in schools with immediate effect.”

Delegate prices for this one day event (9am-3pm) are

£55 concessions; £65 SEBDA Members; £75 Non-members.

For further information please contact

26th June

Senara – Head chef Jamie Porter of St Moritz

Jamie Porter, head chef of St Moritz restaurant is hosting a ‘St Moritz pop-up’ here in Senara on Friday the 26th of June bookings from 7pm – maximum tables of eight.  It will be a stunning tasting menu and there will be live music from 8pm. It will be priced at £30 per head there will be a bar available with anti-pasti for those who do not wish to dine.

To book, please email or call 01736 335215.