Education

Covid-19 halts work on the Hall for Cornwall

By Anne North Covid-19 has halted renovation work on the Hall for Cornwall, posing a question mark over whether it will re-open this year. A post on the Hall’s...

No school on Monday? Keep Calm, Carry On – Malory Towers is coming to the rescue

By Anne North We might not yet have reached the stage of child-evacuees put on trains at Paddington by anxious parents hoping their offspring can escape Covid-19.  But the...

Falmouth University suspends face-to-face teaching because of Covid-19

By Peter Tremayne Falmouth University has suspended face-to-face lectures and studio work because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis. Some students have been sent home and told they can work...

New primary school for Newquay

By Richard Whitehouse A new primary school is being planned to open in Newquay next year. Newquay Primary Academy is set to be built next to Newquay Tretherras Secondary...

Back to school for Cornish students who went skiing in the coronavirus region of Italy

By Peter Tremayne Students and staff who have recently returned to Cornwall after a skiing trip to Northern Italy have been told they do not have to stay at...

Penair school, Truro, asks pupils and staff to “self quarantine” because of coronavirus scare, following ski trip to Italy

Our students have been hitting the slopes ⛷Truro and Penwith and @Callywith College students are polishing up their ski skills this half term with the help of local instructors...

Labour tries to squeeze an extra £500,000 out of today’s budget, in bid to help Cornwall’s youth centres

By Richard Whitehouse Labour councillors have led calls for Cornwall Council to provide match funding for youth centres. An alternative budget proposal has been tabled by Penzance councillor Cornelius...

Redruth School to close its sixth form

By Richard Whitehouse A school is set to formally close its sixth form four years after it stopped taking new students. Redruth School suspended its sixth form for new...

Number of new students accepted at Falmouth University falls again

By Julia Penhaligon There has been a further fall in the number of students accepted on places at Falmouth University. The latest End of Cycle data set released by...

A rebrand and a new name for Bodmin’s military museum

By Anne North One of Cornwall’s most historic buildings - and an important visitor attraction - is getting a new brand name. Over the past century and a half,...

Climate Change to get its own section in Cornwall’s libraries

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s libraries have introduced new sections on climate change. The policy makes Cornwall one of the first local authority areas in the UK to offer new...

Cornwall College to close Saltash campus in bid to avoid financial collapse

By Peter Tremayne Cornwall College is to sell its 35-year-old Saltash campus to help stave off a financial crisis. A statement on the college website says the Saltash campus...

Cornwall’s Music Education Hub gets a slice of government funding

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall’s Music Education Hub has been guaranteed government funding to continue encouraging youngsters through the next academic year. Although Cornwall Council no longer provides instrument tuition...

St Austell D-Day hero among Cornwall’s New Year Honours awards

By Rashleigh MacFarlane A D-Day veteran from St Austell has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list. Harry Billinge, 94, is often seen fundraising for the...

Tate St Ives to close for toilets upgrade

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Tate St Ives art gallery is to close for two weeks next month for building work.  The gallery will be closed from 7th January until...

EXCLUSIVE: High-tech business park is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened, but County Hall remains optimistic about its future

By Peter Tremayne A £9 million high-tech industrial estate near St Austell is still more than half empty, 18 months after it opened.  Rent received during the first full...

Manx Gaelic pips Cornish in contest to name distant planet and star

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has missed out on the chance to have a newly-discovered planet, and its star, named in the Cornish language. The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has...

Vote before midnight to get Cornish names for newly-discovered heavenly bodies

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Voting ends at midnight tonight (Monday) in a competition to name a newly-discovered planet – which could become the first to be given a Cornish title....

University lecturers strike at Falmouth in dispute over pay, conditions and pensions

By Anne North Scores of university lecturers at Falmouth have joined an eight-day strike in pursuit of better pay and conditions.  They are particularly unhappy about their pensions. The...

Liberal Democrat Disability Association files formal complaint about its own North Cornwall candidate

By Julia Penhaligon The Liberal Democrat general election candidate in North Cornwall has come under fire from members of his own party for a series of social media posts...