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Extended Schools - Penryn College



A look at some of the inspirational initiatives on offer as part of the extended schools programme at Penryn College in Cornwall.

As the final bell of the day sounds at Penryn, it signals the end of one part of the school day but the beginning of the next. Students here are able to take advantage of a wealth of after-school activites, both in the college and in Penryn's extended schools network.

The college offers a range of activities that go well beyond sports and music. For example, Activas is a programme that has been developed in co-operation with social services and the police, and is targeted at students who are at risk of exclusion.

Through its leadership programme, in which the college's students work with children in local primary schools, Penryn has successfully made the link between the curriculum and after-school activity.

The Government expects all schools to provide some sort of extended service by 2010. At Penryn College, there are some truly inspirational examples.

Published : May 2008

15 mins


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