Camborne sixth form students made a splash on their first day of term with an outing to Stithians Lake.

The Camborne Science and International Academy Year 12s began the new stage of their academic careers with the trip that encouraged problem-solving and teamwork.

Head of sixth form John Ross said: "The weather was kind, with almost uninterrupted sunshine and a refreshing breeze which set a splendid tone for the team building away day.

"Tutors and their new cohorts spent the day stand-up paddleboarding, cruising the lake in sailing boats, competing in kayaks and problem solving on shore. It was such an amazing day."

A proper Cornish lunch of pasties was enjoyed with a backdrop of excited conversation as students got to know one another and share stories.

“The afternoon even got a little competitive as tutor groups were pitted against one another in a raft build and race competition that saw more than one person end up in the water," Mr Ross said.

Student Neve Hoccom said: “It was amazing, it was great to spend time with my new form,” Kameran Barber said “it was a good day,” and Charlotte Clarke said “it was such an amazing experience and great fun.”

Mr Ross added: “It is fantastic to be able to start the year in such a positive way and there is no doubt that the sixth form academy secures good outcomes for the students, both in grades and progression, by ensuring excellent relations between students, teachers, and the pastoral team.

"The sixth form academy is confident that the enthusiastic new intake will be able to continue working with the teachers so as to remain in the top 20 per cent of all providers of A levels nationwide.

Principal at CSIA, Ian Kenworthy, said: “We are delighted to welcome so many new faces to the sixth form academy and it was fantastic to see everyone having such a great day at Stithians.

"It is always an enriching day when staff and students come together to celebrate the start of the sixth form journey.”