Fowey leavers win challenge

Two Fowey Community College 2012 leavers are Apprentice Challenge Week winners at Truro College.

Jack Fry and Ruby Sumner, who began courses at Truro College this month following good GCSE results, competed in a variety of tasks over the week in the FC Fund Managers’ Challenge with 82 other students. The overall prize is an internship with the company, with nine other runner-up prizes of £100.


The 10 winners enjoyed a celebratory lunch at Indaba, Swanpool, joined by Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth, and Chris Pomfret, Chairman of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Enterprise Partnership.

Mark Wardle, Director of Curriculum at Truro College said: “We are so proud of our students’ achievements throughout the week. They are the business men and women of the future and this experience will give them the encouragement they need to succeed.”

A spokesperson for FC Fund Managers said: “Jack Fry showed exceptional energy throughout the week. Jack was quite easily the best sales person out of the group and displayed excellent attention to detail being the only student out of the 84 to actually check stock quantities against the numbers provided.”

He added: “Ruby Sumner is feisty, bubbly and highly efficient individual who thought on her feet all week and was integral to pulling together the performances of her team.”

Sarah Newton, MP for Truro and Falmouth “What a great opportunity for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our community needs first class businesses to create the wealth to pay for first class public services. This week is a great example of  the private and public sector working together for the benefit of local people.”

Mrs Crawley, Fowey Community College’s Deputy Headteacher, said: “It’s always great to have positive feedback from colleges and universities about students who began their education here at Fowey. Well done to Jack and Ruby.”

The main photo shows the winners.