04.02.2016

iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »

03.02.2016

Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »

01.02.2016

Year 10 Employability Workshops

On Thursday 29th January, Year 10 students took part in workshops with the Royal Signals in the build up to their work experience placement in the summer term. The representatives from Royal Signals, Blandford, led a presentation highlighting the skills that employers look for in young people, before students took part in challenges in maths… Read more »

01.02.2016

Student Working Party: Radicalisation

On Friday 29th January we welcomed Steve Double, local MP for St Austell and Newquay, to speak with some of our students about how Awareness of Radicalisation is being taught in schools. The Working Party of students met in The Core to discuss the upcoming tutor activity which has been developed as part of the… Read more »

29.01.2016

Race for Life: £3,447.52 and counting!

The Penrice Community has raised nearly £3500 for Cancer Research through last term’s Race for Life – and the total is still increasing. “That is an amazing achievement for a group of young people and is a testament to their dedication and hard work – and ambition. Running a race in the last days of… Read more »

29.01.2016

Year 9 Bake Off!

On Thursday 28th January, Year 9 presented their take on the BBC’s popular baking competition with their Charity Bake Off, to raise money for Make a Wish Foundation, their chosen charity for this year. Alongside cakes of all shapes and sizes made by students from throughout Year 9 and staff across the school, each form… Read more »

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 »

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