Double celebration for Torpoint Community College

Local MP Sheryll Murray was thrilled to go back to her old school on Friday to celebrate with them both the opening of the new sixth form common room and the College’s status as a licensed centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Sheryll said that having been a pupil, a parent and a school governor meant the school had a “massive place in my heart”. Sheryll spoke of the dedication of the staff and the excellent pupils at the school. Head Girl Jenni Allen spoke of the “need for a comfy chair after an exam” and said that it was “important to have this space.

Sheryll reminisced that when she had attended the school there was no sixth form and that pupils had to be bussed to Saltash. Now the school has 150 pupils enrolled in the sixth form. She also remembered that when she was a pupil the then Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher, also opened another area of the school.

Of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme Sheryll said, “The Duke of Edinburgh scheme provides young people with such wonderful and beneficial opportunities.”

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Pictured: ribbon.jpg: With the ribbon at the opening of the sixth form common room: L2R: Faith Ogilvie (Deputy Head Girl), Becky Lear (Head of Sixth Form), Andrea Hazeldine (Headteacher), Sheryll Murray MP, Jenni Allen (Head Girl), Aaron Dart (Head Boy).

Plaques.jpg: With the commemorative plaques: L2R: Jenni Allen (Head Girl), Andrea Hazeldine (Headteacher), Aaron Dart (Head Boy), Sheryll Murray MP, Faith Ogilvie (Deputy Head Girl), Becky Lear (Head of Sixth Form).

Doe award.jpg: Sheryll Murray MP presents Scott Evans his Duke of Edinburgh award scheme pack as the first pupil to apply for the award.

Thatcher.jpg: Sheryll Murray with Chair of Governors David Morton at the Margaret Thatcher commemorative plaque.

Contact: Sheryll Murray MP’s office on 01579 344428