Success for Glen Heather (CO09) at the Intercollegiate Mining Games

Former pupil Glen Heather and students from the local Camborne School of Mines (CSM) – University of Exeter have achieved overall 3rd place in the world at this years Intercollegiate Mining Games held in Butte Montana.

CSM’s Co-Ed team and Men’s B team won Gold in their ‘Mucking’ event, where each team must shovel 2 tonnes of dirt into a traditional mining cart and run the cart 50m down a railway track as quickly as possible. The Co-Ed team also won Gold in ‘Track’, where a section of railway track must be erected and taken down, and Silver in ‘Swede Saw’ where the team must saw through 6 inch blocks of timber.
 
The Intercollegiate Mining Games was started in 1978 in honour of the 91 miners that died in the Sunshine Mine disaster, USA in 1972, as well as miners that have since died in the line of duty. CSM joined the competition in 2006 and hosted the games in 2012 at King Edward Mine, with plans to host again in 2018.

The primary aim of the competition is to keep traditional mining techniques alive, many of which were developed in Cornwall. Students receive sponsorship in order to compete and proudly represent their schools and countries from all over the world.

Former Pupils

Former Pupils

Ian Rogers CO67 ‘A career in advertising and schoolboy tales’

After I left Truro I went into advertising on the lowest rung of the ladder, as a trainee, and during my career worked my way up in a number of top London advertising agencies including a spell at Cadbury Schweppes as their Controller of Advertising. I finished my days in the business as CEO of one of the U.K.'s top Media Agencies - my division was the largest part of the group - we had gone public in 1989 and subsequently...
Former Pupils

Calum Sanders CO07 ‘Sailing the High Seas’

Being a Cornishman, the sea has been a constant companion throughout my life. Originally from Newlyn, but spending the majority of my years in Newquay, the sea has never been far from my gaze and continues to be the major driving force with what I do...
Former Pupils

Stuart Robertson CO89 ‘Jeweller and lifeboat volunteer’

Stuart Robertson joined Rock RNLI volunteer crew last year as ‘Shore Crew’, and together with his volunteer colleagues, is responsible for the launch and recovery of Rock RNLI lifeboat....