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Inaugural Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad ready to go!

By on Jan 24, 2019 in Blog |

Tomorrow 100 Year 5 and 6 pupils from schools across Cornwall will be waking up, getting ready and coming to Nexus to compete against their peers, learn new things and revel in their enjoyment of Mathematics in the inaugural Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad for Primary schools. The Maths team at CSIA and Nexus have been working hard to prepare for the event with workshops written, the competition questions finalised, pencils sharpened and trophies polished to a gleaming shine. We are so excited for the day and cannot wait to welcome the teams. Good luck to all competitors. We’ll be updating our Facebook page throughout the day, so follow us there to keep up with the...

Royal Institution teams up with Nexus with one week to go to the Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad

By on Jan 22, 2019 in Blog |

We are excited to announce that, as we enter the final week before the very first Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad, Ms. Alison Eves from the Royal Institute will be joining forces with Nexus and CSIA staff to help deliver the mathematical workshops as part of the Olympiad. The Royal Institution has a long history of promoting excellence in the fields of Mathematics and Science since it began in the 1700s. It is this passion for Mathematics and inspiring young minds that makes this collaboration so exciting and we are delighted that they are able to join us for this celebration of young Cornish Mathematicians and the Mathematics they are so fanatical about. The very final details of the day, including parking and timings, have been emailed out to attending Primary schools. We look forward to welcoming all of the students attending on...

The Hall for Cornwall comes to Nexus

By on Jan 22, 2019 in Blog |

On Friday 18th January, 7PPE were given an exciting opportunity to learn about characterisation from an actor and director from The Hall for Cornwall. As part of our study of A Christmas Carol, the class took part in a drama workshop where they learned to apply dramatic techniques when exploring character and viewpoint in the novel. The class discussed their recent trip to watch the highly acclaimed screening of Simon Callow’s one-man reading of the cherished tale and were able to adopt some of the techniques he used when creating the colourful characters in A Christmas Carol. It was a unique occasion to respond practically to the text and explore Dickens’ viewpoint in a different way. Students embraced the workshop and there was some promising acting on display. It was a fabulous and creative way to spend a Friday morning and to benefit from the experience of some lively and...

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...