As Helston Community College prepares to say goodbye to its north site buildings at an opening evening this Friday, we take a look back in pictures at its history.

The buildings have been there since 1960, when the new Gwealhellis County Secondary School under the headship of Leslie Cockram, who is pictured wearing a gown, centre front of the photo showing the first staff photo.

He is joined by deputy head Roy Pascoe, to the left of him in the picture, and senior mistress Betty Thomas (later Pascoe) on his right.

Two of the images show students collecting their prizes at a speech day at Gwealhellis.

Others show the school when it opened, along with an aerial shot showing Gwealhellis at the top and Helston Grammar School at the bottom, in 1971, shortly before the two schools merged to become a comprehensive the following year.

The buildings are now to be demolished in the near future, with students moving into new £17million facilities in September that have been built on another part of the site.

The school has thanked Betty Pascoe for loaning the photos, to mark the occasion.

The opening evening takes place between 6pm and 8.30pm on Friday.