Midsummer: “We’ve done it again!”

This March saw Penrice Academy’s Whole School Production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to hundreds of friends, family, staff and visiting primary schools to cheers and roaring laughter. Director Mr Tew said the performances were ‘stunning’: “We’ve done it again! I simply can’t believe how brilliantly the cast and crew have stepped up once… Read more »


Star Students: Talking about the EU

This week as part of BBC School Report, Mock Election students Kordelia, Bella and Daisy focussed on one of the most prominent stories in the UK media at the moment – the EU Referendum. In preparation for the day, the girls approached our local MP, Steve Double, to ask him for his thoughts on Britain… Read more »


Primary Skills Festival

On Tuesday 8th March, Team PE held a Primary Skills Festival in the Sports Hall for seven local primary schools – Lostwithiel, Biscovey, Bishop Bronescombe, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu.  The morning saw a medley of activities, from sack racing to freestyle dancing, to help inspire young students to be active. Miss Hocking, who… Read more »


Famous Faces: Matt from The Muckers

BBC School Report Olivia, Emily and Georgia (Year 7) “You’ve got to have a bit of fun in your life.” The Muckers is a TV show, which teaches people about the farm, using songs and humour. There are 4 Cornish teenage farmers and comedy vloggers singing songs about manure, tractors and Shakespeare. They have made… Read more »


Aiming High with Year 10

On Tuesday 1st March, Year 10 students representing Penrice Academy attended a ‘getting in the top universities’ conference in Exeter. The conference, led by lecturer Peter Rowling from PiXL, was all about getting the best grades possible at GCSE and A Level, and planning ahead when it comes to university applications. Students heard the importance of… Read more »


World Book Day 2016

On Thursday 3rd March, the world celebrated all things books, with World Book Day 2016. Penrice embraced the day in every way, with Year 7s and 8s depicting characters from their favourite books – including Katniss Everdeens, Mad Hatters and a whole load of Wallys. English’s Paul Johnson led the celebrations dressed as Gandalf the… Read more »


BBC’s Matt Mentors for School Report

On Thursday 3rd March we welcomed Matt Shepherd from the BBC for the morning to mentor our School Reporters in the run up to next week’s BBC School Report. This year 30 students have signed up to report the news from Penrice Academy and many have already started writing, planning and interviewing. Your School Reporters: Georgia,… Read more »


Ride for South Africa

After the Easter Holidays, Years 10 and 11 are leading a charity event which will see students clocking up miles in order to travel the distance of the Coast of South Africa, in support of their chosen International Charity – Siphila Sonke. Head Boy, Jack Lawther, explains: “Siphila Sonke is a charity based near Cape… Read more »


Talking Academy Trust

MAT Head Teachers catch up with some familiar faces On Tuesday 23rd February we were joined by senior staff from primaries across the Peninsula Learning Trust for a day of personal tours of the school from students and group discussions about life within the schools in the Multi Academy Trust. Mr Baker, Principal, said: “This… Read more »


Beyond Penrice: Byron Moyle

On Tuesday 24th February we welcomed back former student Byron Moyle. Byron is currently studying Creative Media at Truro College and asked if he could return to Penrice Academy to gather footage for his documentary project, with the theme of using technology in the classroom. We took the opportunity to find out what it is… Read more »

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