10.06.2016

Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

10.06.2016

Star Students: Live on CBBC!

On Friday 3rd June, just three days after completing filming at Eden with CBBC, Emily, Cali, Bella and Josh returned for the live Official Chart Show, with host Cel Spellman, to chat with Cel about what it’s like to film in a rainforest. “It was absolutely brilliant to see Penrice Academy on the CBBC Chart… Read more »

10.06.2016

Principal’s Blog – In the News

Penrice has been in the news this week for creating music videos in the rainforest and our fantastic students being interviewed live on the BBC at the Eden Project, local newspapers reported that our children are banned from a supermarket without talking to me first and Mr Brown represented Penrice and Cornwall at Twickenham –… Read more »

08.06.2016

Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »

01.06.2016

Years 7 and 8 Film in the Jungle!

On Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May, 70 students from Year 7 and Year 8 at Penrice Academy took part in two days of filming with CBBC, right in the heart of the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project. The students, led by Penrice staff and the production team from Pretzel TV, who create content… Read more »

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 »

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