There's a back to school theme for this week's photos from Helston's Museum of Cornish Life, as children prepare to start the new academic year.

Images include action from the TV Young Scientist of the Year competition in1971, in which Helston School girls Gillian Greer (née Lawson, left), Judith Haycock (née Middlewick, second left), Meryl Deane (third left) and Maria Robertson (second right) are pictured with Miss Archibald (far right).

The photograph comes from the estate of Denis Jory.

It is the turn of Helston Comprehensive School kitchen team to be make the paper in another photo.

Donated to the museum by 'High View', it shows catering staff including Mrs Sack (first left) and Phyllis Trerise (née Clark right).

The date of when the photograph was taken is unknown.

The class at Mullion Primary School are pictured with Mr H Phillips, then headmaster (now retired) in a photo taken in February 1978.

The final themed image shows that getting back into the swing of school isn't always all smiles, this postcard of a local school classroom during the Victorian era.

The uniforms and decor may have changed but some of those back-to-school expressions can still be recognised.

People can find out what find out what it would have really been like by visiting the Museum of Cornish Life to see its interactive Victorian classroom and play dress up.

Two other images from the archives this week show a man and young boy named John Rogers ready for some ironmongery - or metalworking - outside a property on Coinagehall Street, Helston.

This coloured Argall's Series postcard from 1905 has the Grylls Monument at the Bowling Green in the background.

The Monument was built by public subscription in 1834 to the memory of Humphrey Millet Grylls. Down the right hand side of the street, the kennels waterways can be seen as they still are today.

The last is a colour postcard of Church Cove at Gunwalloe, captured in 1985 by E Ludwig of John Hind Studios.