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 »

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 »

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