Students & Parents Get Creative at Youth University


For the last three weeks around 180 pupils and their parents attended Newquay Tretherras’ Youth University taster days.

The third and final department theme, held on 4th October, was the Creative Arts programme. Alongside their families, young learners took part in a number of expressive activities such as sculpting gargoyles in Art, cheerleading in Dance and a mass musical ensemble of ukuleles, drums and keyboards in Music.

The earlier “Science, Maths & Technology” and “Sport Experience” weekends were equally as popular and allowed pupils from all Newquay Primary Schools to get an authentic feel for life at Tretherras.

Organiser of the events, Mr Tristan White commented, “It was fantastic to see the pupils and their parents getting the chance to learn together rather than the parents just sitting on the side-lines. That’s exactly what the Youth Universities are all about.”

He continued, “We’ve had loads of comments from the children saying how these experience days have made them more confident about starting secondary school which is brilliant to hear.”

Headteacher, Mrs Sue Martin said, “All the Youth University days had a wonderful, friendly atmosphere and all the parents were very complimentary of the sessions. The teachers at Tretherras are incredibly committed to making learning experiences enjoyable and inspiring.”