15.01.2016

Principal’s Blog: The School Community

This week the Ofsted report on Cornwall College was published and as it is the place where the majority of our students go after leaving us, I was delighted to read that it had been given a ‘Good’ rating, with some very encouraging words about the 16-19 provision. We are fortunate in having both Truro… Read more »

15.01.2016

Why I ran the Race for Life

Before the Christmas break, hundreds of students took to the field in the mist and mizzle to Race for Life in the name of Cancer Research. Lucy Blake from Year 9 raised almost £250 – in memory of her Grandad. Lucy, pictured above left, explains: “I took part in the race for life for Cancer… Read more »

15.01.2016

Primary Printmaking

On Thursday 14th January we welcomed primary school students from St Mewan, Sandy Hill, Mount Charles and Pondhu, to participate in a printing workshop and experience what Penrice Art can offer them at secondary level education. The students created wallpaper designs based on natural forms, carefully using templates and paint to develop stunning designs. Mr Kennedy,… Read more »

15.01.2016

Learning through Spanish Theatre

On Monday 11th January, the Onatti Theatre Company visited Penrice for the second year running to perform a 50 minute play, Prima Cita, to Years 7,8 and 9 – entirely in Spanish. The play told the story of two young Character called Carlos and Maria, who are preparing to go on their first date. It tested the… Read more »

15.01.2016

Year 8 Go for It!

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Professionals from industries like Koko Hair and Beauty and catering from Carlyon Bay… Read more »

08.01.2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Drama Department and the cast of this year’s Whole School Play have been working hard to recreate one of Shakespeare’s most popular tales; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group… Read more »

06.01.2016

Micro/Macro Eden Project

Before the Christmas break, Penrice Academy students who had taken part in Eden’s Micro/Macro Worlds project attended the Opening Evening of the exhibition displaying their finished artwork. Mr Kennedy explains: “The project was to create artwork around the scientific concepts of the Macro and Micro world on our planet. Students worked incredibly hard for the… Read more »

18.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: End of the Year

This week saw 250 Year 7-9 students disappear into mist and drizzle at 3.15pm in the afternoon – leaving me wondering if I would ever see them again. This was the Race for Life, a sponsored run organised by staff and students to raise money for cancer relief. Many of the students carried the names… Read more »

18.12.2015

Autumn Music at Penrice

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time!’ – Leonard Bernstein The Autumn Term has been very successful for Penrice Music and I find myself feeling very proud of our young musicians. Our performances have included the Performing Arts Showcase, The St Austell Festival of Music, two Gig… Read more »

18.12.2015

Race for Life 2015

On Wednesday 16th December the Penrice community took to the field in the name of charity for the Penrice Academy Race for Life. “I was so impressed, proud and happy to see staff and students embracing Race for Life with such enthusiasm, despite the rain and fog.” (Mrs Stevens) Well done everyone who ran, walked,… Read more »

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