Nexus

Nexus begins the quest for a Poet Laureate

By on Jan 16, 2019 in Blog |

We are delighted to announce that our search for the Nexus Poet Laureate has commenced. Students have been invited to put pen to paper and craft a poem about the local area or an aspect of Cornish history in a bid to become CSIA’s first Poet Laureate. The successful wordsmith will work with a member of the Sixth Form to write about significant school occasions, national events and notable matters of cultural and social importance. This is a great opportunity for students to make their voices heard and express ideas in this most powerful and distilled mode of writing. Students wishing to be considered for this exciting and creative role can submit their poem to Dr McGovern by Wednesday 6th February. The name of our first ever Poet Laureate will be revealed on Wednesday 13th February. Good luck to our prospective poets – we look forward to being inspired by your...

Mining for a Greener Future with Dr Holly Elliot

By on Jan 15, 2019 in Blog |

Yesterday we were delighted to host Dr Holly Elliot from the University of Exeter at Nexus for a lecture on how efforts to improve the ecological impact of mining on the environment have led to massive changes in the way exhausted mines are shut down. Holly shared her work on planning how mines can be reclaimed by the environment once the metal ores have been extracted. She gave a number of examples of situations where the local habitats and environments were actually improved by the reclamation of the area after a mine had been built. The audience were very engaged and there were lots of questions for Holly to answer. She was very impressed with the Nexus students and we would like to thank her for her time and effort in giving our first academic lecture of 2019. If you would like more details about the remaining lectures this year, please visit our lecture...

STEM Learning to work with Nexus

By on Jan 11, 2019 in Blog |

Yesterday we were delighted to host a visit from Will Rogers, the Regional Network Lead from STEM Learning, the UK provider of education and careers support in STEM. STEM Learning is supported by a the Government, charitable trusts and employers, and is dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers. As a result of the remarkable work going on at Camborne Science and International Academy, STEM Learning are looking to see what lessons can be learnt so that students across the UK can benefit from the aspects of our programme that makes Nexus so successful. Will was blown away by the quantity and quality of opportunities to engage in the STEM field, both inside and outside the classroom at Nexus and CSIA more widely. We are looking forward to working closely with STEM Learning to share our expertise with teachers and leaders from other schools...

Dates Announced for Year 4 and 5 STEM Easter Camp 2019

By on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog |

Following the huge success of last year’s Year 5 STEM Camp, we will be running a Year 4 & 5 STEM Easter camp for the 2018/2019 academic year. The camp will run at our Nexus Campus over the Easter Holidays from Monday 8th April – Wednesday 10th April 2019 inclusive and will be open to both boys and girls currently in Year 4 or 5.  The camp will start at 9.30am daily and finish at 3.30pm.  On the final day of the camp parents will be able to join us for a presentation at 2.15pm. We are planning a really exciting programme of experiments and experiences for the children who attend this camp. From 3D printing, Coding Challenges and Escape Rooms, we’ve got everything here to keep your science-mad child entertained! The cost of the camp will be £70 for the full three days.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept bookings for individual days.  Refunds will only be given in exceptional...

Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad less than 3 weeks away!

By on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog |

As Friday 25th January rapidly approaches the final preparations for the Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad have taken place and full details of the day are heading out to attendees this week. There are only a few spaces remaining for the Olympiad which are still open to schools from around Cornwall but now also open to those schools who would like to send a second team. For more information please contact reception@nexuscsia.co.uk As a taster here is another teaser...