Pool Academy students invited to get creative in new competition

Future songwriters, garden designers, engineers and gamers are invited to enter a creative competition.

Especially created for Year 7 students there are a number of categories including catering, automotive category, and engineering.

The competition launched last week and it’s hoped it will demonstrate some of the subjects on offer at Cornwall College after GCSEs.

There are only two weeks left to enter as the deadline is set for May 23 at 3pm. Students are allowed to enter as many categories as they like.

Anyone who has ever dreamt of having their own song recorded in a studio should put pen to paper to create their own song for the music media category.

To enter the Automotive category students are asked to make a design for a car bonnet using just two to four colours. The winner will visit the college’s vehicle paint shop to paint their design on a real car bonnet.

Budding gamers are invited to create a new superhero. The winners will be invited to Cornwall College’s games design department to create digital 3D models and animate them. They will also take home a 4D model of their character.

Students with green fingers should enter the horticulture category to create a layout for a nursery play area or garden. The winner will get a tour of Duchy College Rosewarne’s glasshouses and learn how to create a plant pot scheme to take home.

The Catering category invites people to think of an enticing front cover for a leaflet that could be used to promote Trevenson Restaurant at Cornwall College Camborne. The winner will receive an apron and a cookery book as well as a tour of the professional kitchens and a mocktail in Trevenson Restaurant.

The engineering section wants students to come up with a clever device to remove large or micro plastics from sand on a beach or the sea. Winners will get to take part in a practical task at the college’s engineering department and use equipment to make a small object to take home.

Winners will be announced on June 20 and invited to visit Cornwall College in July.

Nikki Grenfell said: “It sounds like a brilliant competition and I am excited about it, it will get year 7 motivated and see what college is all about.”