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School's St Piran events

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 12, 2014

  • TASTY TREAT: Tommy looking forward to his pasty as part of the St Piran celebrations at Saltash.net Community School.

  • Year 8 students Charlie and Lauren enjoy their scones with jam and cream in the canteen

  • Poster competition winner

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STUDENTS at a school in Saltash celebrated St Piran's Day in true Cornish style.

The corridors of Saltash.net Community School were filled with Dyhd da and Gool Peran Lowen last Wednesday as the school celebrated St Piran's Day.

Students in Years 7 and 8 produced posters and poems on the theme 'my favourite thing about Cornwall', with displays around the school and prizes for the best entries.

Adam Killeya, citizenship teacher and a trustee of Cornish education charity Cornish Quest, who organised the programme of events, said: "It is so important that students have the chance to celebrate the fact that they are at a Cornish school, and to understand more about what that means."

Teachers incorporated Cornish content into their lessons, including study of human rights, tin mining and tourism.

Students in the Area Resource Base for severe and complex special needs baked pasties, while students in French were able to compare parts of the French language with Cornish.

The school canteen was serving a special lunch menu in honour of the day, with pasty pie, followed by scones, jam and cream.

There were also assemblies and quizzes on the Cornish theme.

Year 8 students completed a range of Cornish-themed projects as part of Integrated Learning, including on social issues in Cornwall, Cornish enterprise and tourism in Cornwall.

See pages 30-35 for more on St Piran's Day in Cornwall.

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