26.05.2016

Interview: My Ten Tors

At the beginning of May, William Cranfield-Thompson from Year 10 and Penrice Head Boy Jack Lawther completed Cornwall’s esteemed Ten Tors Challenge as part of their local Cadet teams. William, pictured above, has been with 1225 St Austell ATC for about three years, and says the experiences available are second to none. It’s also the… Read more »

24.05.2016

Star Students – Charity Football

Friday 20th May saw the final of the Year 7 Charity Inter-Form Football Tournament. The Year 7 Student Council planned and organised the event, and students have been making donations to be involved – be it by playing or supporting – to raise money for Sport Relief. Mrs Cromey, Head of Year 7, said: “They… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice Orchestra at HFC

On Friday 20th May, the Penrice Orchestra performed at Hall For Cornwall as part of the Hub Sounds concert. This event was organised by The Cornwall Music Education Hub and is a showcase for the very best school’s music talent from across Cornwall. Around 35 orchestral musicians from Penrice performed in the concert which was… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice meets Siphila Sonke

On Friday 20th May we welcomed Brenda Silberbauer from South African charity Siphila Sonke, to talk to students about our upcoming 24 hour Fundraiser. Siphila Sonke – which means ‘we live together’ – is a non-profit organisation run predominantly by volunteers and a staff of five. Their core function is to hand out food parcels to… Read more »

20.05.2016

Penrice Golfers County Champions!

On Monday 16th May, three boys from Year 7 became County Champions by winning the Cornwall Schools Golf Championship held at their home club of St Austell. Jowan Conibear-Trathen, Jack Warren and Alec Nile all performed fantastically, coming in level par or under to record a total score 82 points to win the competition from Pool Academy by… Read more »

20.05.2016

Year 11 Creative Exhibition 2016

On Thursday 19th May, the Penrice Academy Art Exhibition Space became home to the work of our incredible Year 11 artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and pieces of Product Design were displayed for visiting family and friends – all to the accompaniment of music from Year 8 Academy Council reps Jake and Cali. “Once again the… Read more »

19.05.2016

Penrice Guides for Guide Dogs

On the 4th June, four of our Year 11 students – Sam Kendall, Chelsea Tinnion, Zoe Taylor and Marisa McCormack – together with ex-Penrice student Hannah Morcom, are taking part in a sponsored walk for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The girls held a Cake Sale in the Hall on Thursday 19th May to get them started, and… Read more »

18.05.2016

Primary Art and the Man Engine

On Monday 16th May, Penrice Academy welcomed Mevagissey Community Primary School for the first day of workshops around The Man Engine project. Penrice students and local primaries have been involved in The Man Engine from the start, drawing inspiration from the Project, which celebrates Cornish mining history. The theme of these workshops focussed on Cornish… Read more »

13.05.2016

Principal’s Blog: Recognising Success

It’s been another phenomenal week for Penrice and our students – one in which we’ve really celebrated achievements. The week started with news of Ten Tors 2016 – our Team of Jack Hoskin, Bella Nash, Brett Barnes, Aron Snell, Niall Blackbeard, Josh Barden Waters and reserve Josh Eycott-Marton had completed this year’s challenge, placing 3rd… Read more »

13.05.2016

Penrice at Westminster Palace

“It was an unbelievable, once in a life time day that I’ll never forget. I’ve become a lot more aware of what it’s like to be a politician and how much work they put in every day and how passionate they are about what they do – but that’s made me want to pursue it… Read more »

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