Site Closure for Her Majesty's Funeral - Monday 19th

Dear Parents, Guardians and Students,

Considering recent events and the announcement of a public holiday for the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, we will not be opening on Monday 19th September, in line with DfE guidance.

This will allow individuals, businesses, and other organisations to pay their respects to Her Majesty and commemorate Her reign, while marking the final day of the period of national mourning.

We at TST will be holding a minute’s silence this coming Wednesday morning, giving us and our learners the opportunity to demonstrate our sadness and loss at the passing of the Queen.

May we remind you to cancel transport arrangements for the Monday.

College will be re-opening as normal on the 20th of September.

Yours sincerely

Mark Claridge

Head of Education

Veterans Complete 'Striding Out' 30 Mile Challenge

This week, a team of Veterans completed a 30 mile challenge across Dartmoor over two days. Special thanks to all those involved! We couldn't have done it without you.

This Veterans ended the challenge with a great sense of achievement. Determination pulled them through, even over aching feet and sore calves!

End of Term 2021/2022

We hope you all enjoyed this academic year, and that you are making the most of the sun. The offices will now be closed until August 30th.

If you would like support with your mental health, the following agencies can be contacted:

If you are, or someone else is, in danger, always call 999 first.

For advice, or non-urgent calls, call NHS 111.

For free, safe, and anonymous online support, visit

For local support, call Livewire Youth Club – 01752 843570

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If you require the use of a Foodbank, please contact: 0800 144 8848 to speak with Citizens Advice Cornwall who will be able to issue you with a food bank voucher

Alternatively, call 0808 2082138 (National Foodbank helpline) This message is confidential, so please treat it appropriately and for its intended purpose only. Any views or opinions presented are those of the author only and not of TST South West CIC. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, please accept our apologies and arrange for copies of it to be deleted.

Johnny Mercer MP and Active Plus visit the Veterans

The Veterans enjoyed a sunny day at Merryhue Farm yesterday, and were joined by members of Active Plus and Johnny Mercer MP. Some of the veterans received certificates for their participation in the Active Plus programme. Thanks to all those involved!

Torpoint Ladies Darts Team Drop In

The Torpoint Ladies darts team came to visit and play an epic game of darts against our veterans! They also very kindly donated £600 to our cause. You're always welcome back for a rematch!

We'd like to extend our gratitude for their wonderful contribution and company.

Sea Shanties at the Countryside Hub

The Veterans welcomed Emma Mansfield to the Countryside Hub to engage in some hearty sea shanties! It was difficult to get them singing at first, but soon they were all getting into it. Thanks Emma!

The Yomp at Fernworthy Reservoir

Our veterans enjoy a good yomp. This week, they journey to the beautiful Fernworthy Reservoir. Organised by the Vets Programme Coordinator Sean Fraser and joined by Paula White, the Veterans took on the challenge with suitable bombast. Well done all!

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visits Merryhue Farm

Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal visited Merryhue Farm in February, where she learned about the projects that the not for profit community interest companies Battling On, Work Skills South West, Transferable Skills Training and Grown That Way have been working on. We also had presenters from other local groups, including Age UK, Tamar Grow Local and Plymouth University.

We were absolutely thrilled to be able to have Her Royal Highness visit the farm, and we hope that she enjoyed it!

Christmas Caring Project 2021 - A Big Thanks!

Today, we sent out over two-hundred gifts boxes to spread the festive cheer this Christmas. We believe firmly in supporting the local community, especially at this time of year that can be so hard on some.

We would like to extend our gratitude to those who donated gifts and time to our ambitious project. We couldn't have done it without you!

Thanks to:

Persimmon Homes, Callington Lions, One Callington, Co-Op, Cornwall Community Foundation, Pensilva Stores, Asda Bodmin, Morrisons, Tesco Callington, DS Smith, Janey Bryson and Sue Johns!

Update to COVID Risk Assessment Pack for Merryhue Farm

In light of the site closure for the remainder of December, we have updated the Risk Assessment pack. If you would like to see the information, please follow the link provided:


We apologise for any inconvenience that the closure will cause. The actions taken by Merryhue Farm are in line with recommendations given to ensure safety for both staff and students. 

We hope you have a Merry Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

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