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Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - October 4 What an AMAZING day we’ve had! It was so lovely welcoming Year 6 pupils to experience life @ HDS and it’s been brilliant to see you all again this evening with your families! If you were unable to join us, please do get in touch to arrange a tour or take our virtual tour today! https://t.co/mZayU6rh0t
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - October 4 A big warm welcome to all Year 6's who have joined us for our Open Day today. We know you will have an amazing time! Have fun and we look forward to seeing you and your families at 6pm for our Open Evening. https://t.co/scaXvY70jo
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 23 Pupils of @HDSPenzance created 4 short films all relating to issues that affect young people's mental wellbeing - Check out this one about Self Image 🤳 For all 4, visit https://t.co/7DBOBygQOJ @HeadStartKernow #MentalHealthAwareness #wellbeingwednesday https://t.co/Kf55dNaxLs
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - March 17 Really excited to share out latest Youth in Mind video by pupils at @HDSPenzance with a focus on 4 aspects of modern day life that can affect young peoples mental wellbeing. #Wellbeing #mentalhealth @HeadStartKernow @TFFCornwall @TNLComFund https://t.co/qEyzO2vWr3
Humphry Davy School @hdspenzance - September 28 As 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 25 Today, 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 30 SUMMER 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 29 What 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 28 We 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 24 Our 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 10 Massive 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 10 We 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 23 Happy 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
Humphry Davy School 29 Nov 2022 Are you ready to get into the festive spirit? Then why not join us for our annual Christmas Concert! Tickets on sale now from reception, it is sure to be a wonderful evening of musical delights! We look forward to seeing you all.
Humphry Davy School 25 Nov 2022 Scholastic HALF PRICE Book Fair - HDS Library: Monday 5th – Friday 9th December We’re excited to be hosting a half price book fair for our students (8.30 – 4pm) and parents (3pm-4pm). Students are welcome to come and browse/purchase books during the day, and parents are welcome after school (please come to reception to sign in). Books can be purchased directly from the fair with cash, or you can purchase vouchers on line which can be used to pay on the day. Alternatively, students can complete a wishlist (see attached or available at the fair), which they can take home. Once payment is complete, payment reference and details of the books purchased can be forwarded to your Book Fair Organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org We will arrange getting your brand new books to you! Please support if you can – books make fantastic presents and prices start at only £2.50!
Humphry Davy School 24 Nov 2022 Last night we were thrilled to welcome back the Class of 2022 for their GCSE Presentation Evening. It was a fantastic opportunity to catch up and find out what everyone has been doing since they left us this summer. We celebrated their successes with special awards and reminisced on their lives at HDS with addresses from student speakers and staff members. The message; “We all share this very unique life experience as a year group, and that is something we will hold in our memories forever. Well done to us. We did it!” Thank you to everyone who attended, it was lovely to see so many of you. We would like to again wish you all the very best with you future endeavours and urge you to stay in touch. Be sure to join our alumni association so you can easily share all the wonderful things you can get up to! https://www.futurefirsthub.org.uk/register/humphrydavy More photos from the night will be uploaded to our website soon!
Humphry Davy School 23 Nov 2022 On 4th November, HDS Interact club raised £450 for Street Food Project Penzance with a Halloween film screening of The Addams Family, a cake and sweet sale and proceeds of non-uniform day. On 17th November Matt Perry, Project Manager, came in to visit the students and to explain more about the work of the organization. Street Food Project is a meal service that operates seven nights a week 365 days a year plus a food bank offering weekly shopping to families. This volunteer-led service was created to support homeless and those experiencing financial hardship. HDS Interact will continue to support Street Food Project with Christmas fundraising events taking place in December.
Humphry Davy School 18 Nov 2022 Today the HDS community came together to raise money for ‘Children in Need’. A non-school uniform day with penalty shoot outs in the sports hall, dancing in the gym and board games in the library were all great ways for our students to get involved and donate. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!
Humphry Davy School 17 Nov 2022 Local artists John Keys and Alessandra Ausenda, who run Tough Dough CIC, have been commissioned by the National Trust to set up a lantern project at Trengwainton Gardens for Christmas. They invited our school to take part and students took part in a workshop to help them construct a lantern. After a two year absence, students were excited to be taking part again and to express their creativity. We look forward to seeing the finished lantern on display between 30th November to the 11th of December at Trengwainton’s Christmas lights.
Humphry Davy School 14 Nov 2022 Two poignant services last week. On Friday at school, we remembered those who have served and continue to serve. With special recollections of those connected to Humphry Davy School. On Sunday in Penzance, we joined the civic parade from St John’s Hall to Battery Rocks and laid a wreath on behalf of our school community. Special thanks to our brilliant senior prefects, our superbly talented bugle players and those who represented their uniformed organisations.
Humphry Davy School 10 Nov 2022 We were excited to welcome Chief Executive Brandie Deignan, of the National Health Service, to HDS to discuss future career prospects with our Year 10 Hospitality and Catering students. This hugely inspiring presentation enabled our students to see the world of opportunities open to them through a career within the industry. Brandie explained to the students the route she took through her career from starting as a receptionist and waitress, to being a CEO in charge of all the NHS doctors across the country and working as an advisor to the government. Student feedback about the event was hugely positive with comments ranging from: 'it made me realise how to get to the top jobs from starting at the bottom' and, 'It made me see I need to not just stay in the same job for too long, I need to look for the next step up and then the next to get to the higher paid jobs'. Thank you Brandie, we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Humphry Davy School 10 Nov 2022 Cornwall Rural Community Charity Food Project. Cornwall Rural Community Charity will be running free sessions on how to cook economic, healthy meals in batches and how to store and freeze them safely. The aim of the project is to help families cook cheaply and well. A professional local chef will be running the sessions (for 6-8 people) at the venues listed below. The sessions (which will run for 3 weeks when another group will start) are free of charge and all of the ingredients will be provided. Pendeen Centre - Tuesday 11am – 2.30pm (15th, 22nd and 29th November) St Pirans Hall - Goldsithney – Wednesday 11am – 2.30pm (16th, 23rd and 30th November) Landithy Hall - Madron – Thursday – 11am – 2.30pm (17th, 24th November, and 1st December) Please call 01736 731395 or email email@example.com to book your place!
Humphry Davy School 9 Nov 2022 At HDS we continue to encourage our students to consider the many different career paths available to them. It’s Green Careers Week this week and there’s lots of things to get involved with. Students are encouraged to come along to the library at lunchtimes to learn more about the many ‘Green jobs’ that benefit the environment, have the potential to halt climate change, reduce carbon emissions, restore nature and increase economic growth. As part of Green Careers Week and to co-inside with Cop27 we were lucky enough to have had a visit from “ONE BLUE EYE” an entrepreneur whose vision is to ensure that recyclable plastic never goes back into landfill. Matt Nott is currently working with several local businesses to help them to become more sustainable and to turn their recyclable plastic into a precious commodity. Wow what a win for Planet Earth!
Humphry Davy School 21 Oct 2022 Our latest newsletter is now available to view on our website. Be sure to take a look to see all the fantastic things we have been up to this term! https://humphrydavy.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/document/October-2022.pdf?t=1666370246?ts=1666370532
Humphry Davy School 21 Oct 2022 Our Year 7 students have been working really hard this term ahead of their ‘Year 7 Performance Evening’. This annual event is a celebration of the musical spirit of Humphry Davy School and is one of the first opportunities for our new Year 7s to experience on the joy of taking part and performing in a live concert! All of their hard work paid off, coming together in a wonderful evening where every student got the chance to sing with their peers in a very large choir! Accompanied by our wonderful peripatetic music tutors, our students performed ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, as well as the classic Beatles number ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’. The programme also featured performances from the Year 7 and 8 band, as well as a solo from Year 7 singer Nell who received a standing ovation for her courageous performance of ‘Time After Time’. The evening culminated with an amazing performance of ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ accompanied by a flurry of paper aeroplanes directed at any adult within range! View their fantastic performances on our website now! https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2331/news/post/1327/year-7-performance-evening-1 Happy half term everyone!
Humphry Davy School 19 Oct 2022 We are delighted to once again offer our popular surf trip to Morocco in October 2023. Interested parents, carers and students are invited to an information evening in the Drama hall tomorrow (Thursday 20th) at 7.30 pm. The trip is available to all students who are currently in Years 7 to 10.
Humphry Davy School 19 Oct 2022 We were delighted to welcome pupils from our local primary schools to take part in our fundraising ‘Make Some Noise’ day this term! Young students from across Penwith came together to learn the classic White Stripes song '7 Nation Army'. For some students this was their first time picking up a guitar or a pair of drumsticks and each and every one of them absolutely rocked it! The song was then performed by the massive 60-piece band who certainly proved they could Make Some Noise! We were so impressed by the fantastic musical talent and hope you all had a brilliant day! Head over to our website for photos! https://www.humphry-davy.cornwall.sch.uk/2331/news
Humphry Davy School 18 Oct 2022 Congratulations to student Katie on this amazing achievement! You should be very proud!
Humphry Davy School 12 Oct 2022 Yesterday a group of Year 9 students visited the Scillonian III for their ‘Maritime Week’ open day. Students were greeted on board by the Captain and other crew members and given a short talk about what the Isles of Scilly Steamship group offers and all the different branches of the Organisation. Students were then given a tour of the vessel which included going down to the engine room, looking around the Galley, sitting in the crew mess as well as visiting the bridge where they were shown all their equipment including radar and digital and paper maps. They also took turns sitting in the Captain’s chair!
Humphry Davy School 4 Oct 2022 What an AMAZING day we’ve had today! It was so lovely welcoming Year 6 pupils to experience life at HDS and it’s been brilliant to see you all again this evening with your families! If you were unable to join us this evening, please do get in touch to arrange a tour…or head over to our website to take our virtual tour today! We look forward to seeing you all again soon. https://virtualschooltour.co.uk/humphrydavy/
Humphry Davy School 4 Oct 2022 A big warm welcome to all Year 6's who have joined us for our Open Day today. We know you will have an amazing time! Have fun and we look forward to seeing you and your families at 6pm for our Open Evening. Further details are on our website, be sure to check back later for photos from today.
Headteacher William MarshallHumphry Davy School, Coombe Road, Penzance,
Cornwall, TR18 2TG
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