Pegasus: Remembering Our Roots

On Wednesday 13th April, Pegasus students enjoyed a trip to Luxulyan woods for a new project called Remembering Our Roots. The day gave our students the opportunity to develop a sense of nature connection and to learn bush craft and wilderness skills. Miss Seberry explains: “It was a lovely day out – the students felt… Read more »


School Nurse Team: Sugar Swap

On Wednesday 15th April the St Austell School Nurse Team completed an interactive Health Zone with students at Penrice Academy. The Team have been concentrating on different topics each term, and this week was all about sugar and fat content of popular food and drinks. Previous topics include Smoking, Alcohol and Healthy Eating, and next half… Read more »


Student Reviews: Midsummer

This week, Year 8 students were given the task of writing their own reviews for this term’s Whole School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They had to think about all the elements of a good review – from forming an opinion and picking their favourite parts, to being fair, descriptive and interesting for the reader…. Read more »


RipScene at Eden

Last Saturday, Penrice Academy’s Young Enterprise team, RipScene, attended the Spring Trade fair at the Eden Project competing with other Cornish schools.  Mrs Hanton explains: “RipScene demonstrated their talents as young entrepreneurs and used their enthusiastic and effective sales techniques to gain customers.  The team received commendation from the judges on the efforts they showed… Read more »


The Man Engine Project

On Tuesday 22nd March and Thursday 24th March, Year 8 students took part in four workshops run by Golden Tree, where they investigated aspects of Cornwall’s mining heritage including the role of women, the engineering advances and the personal stories of miners far away from home. Students were also able to get hands on with… Read more »


Star Students: Year 11 Awards

On Wednesday 23rd March we held our annual Year 11 Awards, celebrating the achievements of those students who have gone above and beyond in particular subjects, awarding an ambassador for each subject and celebrating, with their families in the audience, their time with us at school. Awards were based not only on contributions in individual… Read more »


Primary Maths Olympics

On Thursday 17th March, Penrice Academy hosted it’s annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Th day saw local Primary Schools compete in an all-day Maths event for gifted and talented Year 6 students, including a range of activities not only testing the students’ mathematical skills but also their ability to work as a team. Mrs… Read more »


Year 9 Tenner Challenge

This week and next, Year 9 Business Studies students are participating in the Tenner Challenge – with the aim of starting their own businesses based on a £10 start up provided by the Tenner Challenge Project. Mrs Hanton said: “This is such an interesting project which gives the students the freedom to think creatively when… Read more »


Spring Celebration

This week saw our termly Celebration Assemblies jam-packed with awards, special mentions and applause for the things our students have achieved this term – from merits and Midsummer to music, sports and trips. It was also an opportunity to celebrate those students who are on 100% for their attendance throughout this term. Mrs Cromey told… Read more »


RIPSCENE to sell at Eden

As part of the National Young Enterprise Programme, Penrice Academy’s aspiring young business men and women of RIPSCENE will be competing to sell their products at Eden this weekend, against 11 of the county’s schools and colleges. They are all set to sell their newly created products at a Spring fair on Saturday 19th March…. Read more »

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