Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - March 17Next week the HDS community will be doing their part to raise funds for the people of Ukraine. We have lots of fundraising activities for everyone to get involved! We look forward to raising some much needed funds to show our support.
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - March 17It’s the simple things… 😊 thank you @HDSPenzance for a brilliant learning experience today!
Oh, I have apron envy! https://t.co/1LclrPX7o0
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - December 17HDS Christmas Concert 2021
We had a fantastic time at our annual Christmas Concert this year!
A full playlist will follow next week, so stay tuned!
Well done to all involved, and Happy Christmas everyone!
https://t.co/DhqoMwLjYg via @YouTube
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - September 28As part of the careers package we offer to our Year 7 students at Humphry Davy School, today we held a Year 7 Careers Top Trump Tournament in the library. Great fun was had by all our students certainly are Careers Superstars! https://t.co/vl6VMn37yR
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - September 25Today, we welcomed Year 6 pupils to HDS for some 'Super Saturday' fun!
We've had a brilliant day and we hope you enjoyed it too!
Click here to see more photos! https://t.co/loUtgyMwR4
We look forward to seeing you again at our Open Day and Evening on Thursday 7th October. https://t.co/y1M7Acyb4Z
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - July 30SUMMER SCHOOL 2021!
What an AMAZING week we’ve had at HDS!
Year 7 2021 students, it was a delight spending time with you! We’ve had a brilliant week and, judging by the smiles on your faces, you did too!
Visit our website to see the full photo gallery! https://t.co/XI1dB7qEWZ
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - July 29What an amazing performance this morning from Alumna Helen Glover and GB team-mate, Polly Swann!
Helen, you gave it your all, and your amazing life journey continues to inspire us!
Wishing you a safe journey home and some well-deserved time with your family!
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - July 28We were excited to see Alumna Helen Glover and her GB team-mate, Polly Swann, finish second in the semi-final of the women's pair earlier this morning in Tokyo.
We are sending you the best of luck for tomorrow's final! We know you can do it! @TeamGB@Helenglovergb
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - June 24Our summer music concert is off to a fantastic start! With the sun shining and the students in great spirits it is sure to be a brilliant evening for all! Welcome everyone! https://t.co/XioNBYy27f
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - June 10Massive congratulations to HDS Alumni and Olympic Gold Medallist, @Helenglovergb, on making Team GB for this year’s Tokyo Olympics! You continue to be an inspiration to all our students and we look forward to seeing you compete once more. Exciting times ahead!
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - June 10We would like to wish Mareme and Isaac the best of luck for their journalistic experience over the G7 summit! They are spending three days at Falmouth University media hub where they are hoping to interview some of the G7 attendees! Good luck! https://t.co/3gd0axY5kC
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - April 23Happy Friday everyone!
With the summer term now underway, what a glorious day for our first Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition since lockdown! Have a great day Year 10! We look forward to seeing the photos of your adventure! https://t.co/2NGbfcXnCx
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Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - April 12Year 6 - Wow! What an amazing day! We hope you all had fun...we know we certainly did. Click the link below to see more photos...your video is on the way...
Humphry Davy School@hdspenzance - April 12Another exciting day at HDS! Today we welcome Year 6 students who will be joining us in September 2021!
Lots of happy, smiling faces around the school. We're sure you'll have lots of fun! Lots of photos on the way...check out our website later today!
Humphry Davy School17 May 2022Bubbles, Bubbles, Science and Bubbles!
Last Wednesday, the ‘Explorer Dome’ visited HDS to provide an exciting Chemistry Show for Year 7 and 8 students.
Students unravelled the mystery of gasses and delighted in the unexpected behaviour of bubbles that float and sink, grow or shrink, burn and even explode!
Everyone had a fantastic time, and we look forward to further investigation and experimentation in our science lessons this term.
Humphry Davy School16 May 2022The HDS Library is a great place to explore a wide range of both fiction and non-fiction and we continue to encourage all students to get reading! We have been monitoring the amount of words our students have been reading, using our Accelerated Reader programme, and students have been busy quizzing on all their completed books to gain the title of a Word Millionaire!
Well done to Poppy on becoming a ‘Word Multi-Millionaire’, having read over two million words, and to Scarlett and Kit who are our two new ‘Word Millionaires’! All have been awarded with a certificate and a prize for their fantastic achievement. You should be very proud!
If you have any questions about how to get involved please see Ms Atkins in the library.
Humphry Davy School13 May 2022On Monday a group of enthusiastic Year 7 students travelled to the Eden Project for the KYBA (Kernow Youth Book Award) ‘Celebration of Reading’ event. This was an inspirational day of authors speaking about the writing process, their inspiration, as well as their latest books. There was also a literary quiz in which HDS students excelled in the general literature and Harry Potter section!
Our students met authors and poets Emily Barr, Karl Nova, Rob Badcock and Claire Owen and experienced a reading from a young student who has also written several books! We were also treated to a couple of exciting performances by one of the UK’s leading poets and hip-hop artists, Karl Nova, that everyone especially enjoyed.
There was plenty of time after the show for students to ask questions, get books signed and take photos. The students also took this opportunity to buy themselves several new books and received a generous offer from Rob Badcock who gave them one of his books for free!
It was great for the KYBA group to get back to ‘business as usual’. So much fun was had by all in attendance, and it was great to be back at the Youth Book Awards!
Humphry Davy School12 May 2022Post 16 Options Workshop
At HDS, we recognise that leaving secondary school and taking the ‘next steps’ can be a challenging time for young people. With so many different qualifications and pathways to choose from, receiving a wide range of information and guidance is vital in making informed choices for the future. By engaging with a wide range of professionals and employers, we enable our young people to gain experience and an insight into many different careers.
This week, we were excited to welcome three members of our Alumni family back to HDS to deliver a Post 16 options workshop for our Year 10 students.
We would like to extend our thanks to Giz Edwards, Imogen Brooks and Sam Rae for giving us an insight into their individual career paths. It was a wonderful experience for our students and it certainly left them all thinking
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Humphry Davy School12 May 2022Congratulations to Year 11 student, Oscar, who is this year's winner of the ‘Humphry Davy Prize’, awarded by Penzance Town Council.
The prize is awarded to a student who best captures the ‘spirit’ of Sir Humphry Davy. Oscar was selected from all schools in the Penzance area and we couldn’t be prouder. He has always been an enthusiastic student and we are happy he has been recognised for his efforts in such a way!
Oscar was presented with his prize by the Mayor in a ceremony Tuesday night in St Johns Hall. Well done!
Humphry Davy School6 May 2022This week our Prefect team, lead by Mr Ball, have been very busy raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. They gave our school community plenty of opportunities to get involved including a car wash, cake sale, guess the sweets and a ticketed staff karaoke lunchtime concert! It’s been a great week with lots of laughter…and an amazing amount of money raised for a very worthy charity.
Humphry Davy School6 May 2022This week our students had the opportunity to visit the Skills Show at Wadebridge Show Ground. The show offered hands on opportunities for our students to try out new skills. Various industries were represented which enabled the students to experience sectors of employment that they had possibly not thought about before.
Also, this week, representatives from the Digital Penninsular Network have been in school delivering entrepreneurial workshops for students who have expressed an interest in starting up their own businesses. The workshops culminated in a dragons den style presentation, with students looking at a business idea, how to market their product and the financing involved. Great ideas for the future.
Humphry Davy School28 Apr 2022Students from Humphry Davy School travelled to the new Hall for Cornwall to watch Blood Brothers; a musical by Liverpudlian playwright Willy Russell. The musical revolves around twin boys (Mickey and Edward) who are separated at birth and brought up in completely different environments in the city. The play, set in the 1960s, offered our students the opportunity to consider social class, inequality, superstition and fate during this time. The music, staging and acting were truly engaging and inspiring; a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience.
Humphry Davy School25 Apr 2022Current Vacancies
We currently have a range of opportunities to join our ever growing team of staff:
Enrichment and Activities Coordinator
Part time Music Teacher
Part time Drama Teacher
Lead Science Technician
For more information about how to apply please visit our website.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Humphry Davy School7 Apr 2022Students and staff were overjoyed to once again take part in the annual Songfest concert at St John’s Hall last week.
It has been two years since Songfest was held in Penzance and Humphry Davy School were proud to be given the stage for the first half of their two night concert. Songfest celebrates all things to do with the voice and so HDS Music prepared an evening of choirs, bands and soloists to showcase some of the amazing singers we have here at our school.
Highlights from the evening included the solo, duet and trio performances from our fantastic music scholars who stunned the audience with their close harmonies and expressive stage presence.
Humphry Davy School put together another fantastic and varied evening of music and we look forward to working with the team at Songfest again next year.
A huge ‘well done’ to all our wonderful musicians for getting involved!
Humphry Davy School5 Apr 2022During the Spring term our young people are busy preparing for Music For Youth, the annual celebration of youth music across the UK. Each region holds its own local festival and a handful of acts from each festival is chosen to perform at the regional competition. With so much going on this term. Humphry Davy School were unfortunately unable to attend in person due to overlapping events. Of course, we didn’t let that stop us from getting involved, with this year’s entrants taking part via video submission!
‘New Notes Jazz Band’ and ‘Betty Boop’s Jungle Boogie’ spent an afternoon videoing and recording a set of material to put before the panel and a live audience at Falmouth University. Those in attendance were blown away by the professionalism and musicianship on display and we look forward to receiving feedback in the coming weeks.
Humphry Davy School4 Apr 2022We would like to wish all our Year 10 students the best of luck this week in their work experience placements. We are so proud and excited that after two years we have been able to work with local employers to run our work experience week again this year! We can’t wait to hear all about it!
Humphry Davy School1 Apr 2022The first ever Esports tournament has now concluded here at Humphry Davy School. A tense final was played out by Riley (Year 9) and Dylan (Year 11). The score finished 3-1 to Dylan, who came from behind to claim victory. The game was played in great spirit between both players, which brought to an end a great experience for many of our students. We would like to wish Dylan the best of luck as he represents our school at the national Fifa 22 schools championship. The event is being held in May at West Bromwich Albion Football Club, we will keep you updated with Dylan's progress.
Humphry Davy School30 Mar 2022Have you always dreamed of being a doctor? Do you have a keen interest in dentistry? Applying to study these courses at University is likely to be the most competitive process you will ever have to go through. In this session, delivered by experienced staff from Cornwall School of Maths and Science, you will find out about the intensive application process and the steps you can take now to improve your chances of success. If you are in Year 10 or 11 and want to be a doctor or a dentist you really cannot afford to miss this informative event. Visit www.csms.co.uk/outreach-events/ to book your slot today!
Humphry Davy School29 Mar 2022This week’s final Hair and Beauty session at Penwith College saw students learning about massage techniques such as ‘effleurage’. This was another great session where our students continued to broaden their understanding of working within the Hair and Beauty industry (even if most enjoyed being the 'client' just as much as learning!) - a truly relaxing end to our series of taster sessions!
We have really enjoyed finding out more about Hair and Beauty at Penwith College, and it has given our students much food for thought as they start to consider what they would like to do when they leave school!
Humphry Davy School28 Mar 2022Our 12 Music Scholars were in Cardiff last week, spending a day at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where they immersed themselves into the life of a world leading conservatoire; taking part in workshops with the Head of Jazz; and enjoying the opportunity to meet students (including former Humphry Davy students) to get a feel for life as a professional musician! This after stopping off to experience the spectacular arena gig by world famous Cory Wong at the O2 Academy, where apparently the scholars were blown away by the musicianship!
Humphry Davy School25 Mar 2022Year 9 art students visited the Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture garden this week. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to spend the day studying professional art displays, and what a spectacular day they had for it too!
The students are currently working on a project focused on natural forms, so visiting these two exhibitions was the perfect chance to get inspired. As the sun shone down, our students made their way around the displays taking photographs, making notes and drawing sketches of their favourite pieces. Students were asked to consider user interaction, how the artwork made them feel, as well as exploring the context of the artwork and the emotional connection the artist had with their work.
The Tate St Ives is currently closed to the public for building work, so our students had the whole exhibition to themselves…a truly VIP experience! Everyone had a wonderful morning, and on the coach ride home, couldn’t stop talking about what they had seen. This visit has really helped develop our student’s understanding of how artist research can inspire their own creations and we look forward to seeing how their own creative work progresses.