15.07.2016

Star Students: Penrice Golf

Last week, Ewan Warren (Year 8) Zac Rogers (Year 9) and Ollie Watson (Year 10) travelled 700 miles to Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, to represent their school, club and County in the English National School Championships. Ewan carded a remarkable 39 points, earning an individual 4th place overall out of 102 golfers. We… Read more »

15.07.2016

Farewell to Harvey

Friday 15th July marks Harvey’s last day at Penrice! Thank you to our wonderful Therapy Dog Harvey, who has worked with hundreds of students over the last 18 months. He’s been on trips, he’s attended events and he’s helped students of all ages deal with anxiety, anger management and exam stress through being a good… Read more »

13.07.2016

Farewell from Penrice

On Tuesday we said farewell to those members of staff who are leaving us for new ventures after 1 year, 5 years and in the case of Mrs James, Mrs White, Mrs Clapp and Mrs Brett – over 20 or 30 years. Through laughs, tears and shared memories, speeches were made and flowers and cards… Read more »

11.07.2016

Surfing at Perranporth

On Friday 8th July, Miss James led a band of adventurous students out of the rainy greyness of St Austell into the sunny climes of Perranporth. Suntan lotion rather than raincoats were required as the group, aided by Mr Cardigan -Penrice’s answer to top surfer Russell Winter – and Mr Larham, enjoyed a two-hour surf… Read more »

07.07.2016

Ride for South Africa!

24 hours, 1000 miles non stop… over £2000 raised for Siphila Sonke. On Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July, Penrice Academy students took part in their 24 hour fundraiser – rowing, riding and running the coast of South Africa. “These guys have just rode for 1000 miles from Cape Town to the site of… Read more »

07.07.2016

Final Celebration: Years 8 and 9

This week saw the first half of our Final Celebration Assemblies for this year. “There is so much to celebrate with Year 8 – they seem to take part in everything! Sports, Drama, Dance, School Report, workshops with Pirate FM, representing at the Houses of Parliament, filming with the BBC..! Very proud!” (Mr Palmer) Thursday… Read more »

06.07.2016

Welcome Days 2016

On Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th July 2016 we welcomed our future Year 7s for two days of activities, giving them a chance to meet their teachers, explore the school and make new friends. The students, from primary schools across St Austell, took part in artistic, cooking and design tasks in the Art Block and… Read more »

01.07.2016

Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

This term, Year 8 have taken part in Frantic Assembly’s Chair Duets Challenge – ‘the first ever free to take part, digital project for anyone and everyone across the world.’ Chair Duets is one of Frantic Assembly’s simple and accessible devising exercises used to create new material. Mr Tew explains: “Frantic Assembly are a brilliant… Read more »

01.07.2016

Annie 2017: The Auditions

This week saw the Drama Studio and Music Block alive with Annies, Orphans and Miss Hannigans, as students from all years took part in the first auditions for next year’s school production of the classic musical. Mr Tew, Miss Nance and Mr Jones led the auditions, which saw students getting into character in groups, practicing… Read more »

01.07.2016

ShowJumping Report: Summer

Congratulations to our ShowJumping Team of Evie Bishop, Maddi Adams, Casey Nethertom and Emily Hoskin who competed at the county showjumping competition on Thursday 30th June. “The girls were amazing. Casey and Emily jumped two perfect clear rounds and are now 3rd and 4th in the county. Evie’s horse was absent due to having a tooth… Read more »

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