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 »

14.12.2015

Making a Scene for Christmas

Last month, Year 9 Penrice students Rebecca, Ruby, Jade, Amelia and Evie worked hard in their spare time to complete a painted scene for Fowey Primary school alongside Art Trainee, Laura Kingdon. Laura explains: “Our instructions were to create a Mary Poppins style nursery. The team went about collaborating ideas and, after a few technical… Read more »

11.12.2015

Star Students: Penrice Dance

Ellie Mitchell, Year 10 One of this week’s Star Students has been nominated by Miss Nance, in recognition of her work choreographing for Emerge Dance group every Monday and the subsequent performance at Express Yourself 2015. “Ellie Mitchell is wonderfully talented. She auditioned for the Rambert Dance project at St. Austell College and successfully became a… Read more »

10.12.2015

Young Enterprise: Meet RipScene

On Saturday 5th December, seven Penrice Academy Young Enterprise students met at Cornwall Services to sell their product at the Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. RipScene, a team of Year 10s – Jake Richardson, Megan Wenmouth, Sam Goble, Heather Smith, Lucy Warne, Natalie Frazer, Lowenna Cleary, Cameron Taylor, Lewis Dorman, Eloise Rabey and Joshua Fildes –… Read more »

04.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: A Week at Penrice

What is a week like at Penrice? Never less than very busy. This week we have seen another range of new experiences and events and next week and the week after will be the same. This week we want to congratulate Madi Cole in Year 9 who has won her way through to the final… Read more »

03.12.2015

Madi in Future Chef Final!

On Wednesday 2nd December, Madi Cole, Year 9, and Ashley Gilder, Year 10, took part in the latest round of Future Chef 2015 at Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow. Madi came away with a fantastic 2nd, gaining a well-deserved place in the South West Regional Final at River Cottage. Miss Andrews, Catering Teacher, said:… Read more »

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