Saving Seals – Fighting Plastics on our Shores

By on Jan 29, 2019 in Blog |

We were delighted to host a lecture by Sue Sayer and members of her team from the Cornwall Seal Research Group yesterday. Sue visited Nexus to share her vital work to monitor and safeguard the seal population around the Cornish coastlines. Sue’s passionate defence of these important marine creatures was inspiring and we are sure that our students will be motivated to take the important steps necessary to help reduce ocean plastics and make our coast a more hospitable and safe environment for seals. We would like to thank Sue, and her team, for giving up their time to work with our students.

Meet the Maths Olympiad Champions!

By on Jan 25, 2019 in Blog |

And the winners of the first Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad are… St. Erth Community Primary School. Huge congratulations! In Second place: Truro Prep School In Third place: St. Minver School Fantastic work by all the children who attended; what an incredible group of brilliant young people. The Cornish Schools Maths Olympiad is an annual event. If you would like to register your school for the Primary Olympiad 2020, please email us at Nexus....

Cornish children dazzle in first Maths Olympiad

By on Jan 25, 2019 in Blog |

There was incredible energy in the air as students awaited the result of the first ever Cornish maths Olympiad, held at Nexus today. The morning had seen the best primary mathematicians in Cornwall decode cyphers with the Royal Institution, discover Pi and use their superpowers to get into space. This afternoon the students participated in two tense, exciting rounds of very challenging maths, where they collaborated, computed and calculated their way to the answers. The children, teachers and parents who attended were buzzing about the day: “All 4 pupils have thoroughly engaged with the day. Their enthusiasm has shone from their faces throughout and seeing them be stretched in their ability has been a pleasure.”  Hannah, St Erth Parent “The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the day. They have been engaged by all activities especially the competition.” – Maureen...

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...