College offers Learning for Life in STEM subjects

Careers in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) have been highlighted in a new national film collaboration between a leading local college and ITN Productions.

Students and staff from across Truro and Penwith College have featured in the film, which showcases the partnerships and collaboration the College has with employers and organisations in the fields of science and engineering in particular.  

The full programme, ‘Learning for Life’, is anchored by ITN newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, and was produced as a partnership between the Association of Colleges and ITN Productions. It features key industry interviews and news-style reports along with editorial profiles.

The Truro and Penwith College section of the film takes a closer look at the range of STEM opportunities at the College. These include extra-curricular support through the specialist Medics and STEM Academies, links with the Royal Society of Chemistry, entries and success in national science competitions, and the college’s Maths Hub and Physics Lead School designations. It also includes teaching and support from expert STEM staff who are post-16 specialist teachers.

The film includes interviews with College students, Principal David Walrond, as well as Truro College’s Science team leader, Lowenna Bradley, and Kate Whetter from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Principal David Walrond said: “Showcasing the work of the best colleges nationally is a vital part of getting the further education sector the recognition it deserves. This film does that very well. We were particularly pleased with the suggestion that our section should focus on our offer across the sciences and in maths and engineering. That was based on the range and volume of our activities in these areas and the success the students achieve.  The film celebrates the great work in partnership of our learners and our staff.”

The full Truro and Penwith College programme can be viewed online on the College’s website – – social media channels, or via the College’s YouTube account.