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Penpol Pumpkins flying Cornwall flag across the Atlantic

Date: 6 Jun


A group of Penpol students and their teacher are about to fly to the States after their team’s project to help Cornwall Council promote a new food waste collection service has been named best in the country in a national competition.

Youngsters from Penpol Primary School wowed the judges with their slick presentation at the finals of the First Lego League in Harrogate last month after being named regional winners at RNAS Culdrose in March.

They bagged the winner’s trophy in the ‘Innovation Project’ round and came second overall in the inter-school tournament, which aims to promote careers science, technology, engineering and maths.

Once received the invite to  invited to Massachusetts, USA to represent Great Britain in an International Competition, they set up a speedy fundraising campaign supported by the generosity of many local organisations, including our Careers Hub.