02.12.2016

Academy Council Blog: December 2016

Natalie, Gabe and Charlie from Year 11 have put together the Academy Council’s first ever blog! They’ll be keeping you up to date with all their meetings, news and progress with our chosen charities over the course of the year. The Academy Council has had a busy Autumn Term! So far, we have been focused… Read more »

01.12.2016

Star Student: Jaz, Year 11

Congratulations to Jaz in Year 11 who has been chosen by Mr Baker as the winner of this year’s Christmas Card Competition with this stunning painting portraying friends round a tree and marking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. “I love history so wanted to pay tribute to soldiers who were at war… Read more »

01.12.2016

Christmas Photograph Competition

Introducing, Penrice Academy Art Department Photography Competition! We will be looking for: >A Christmas theme >A photographic technique (depth of field/macro lens/rule of thirds) >Focus, Clarity >Refined Photoshop editing >Creative and original The winner will receive a prize and have their photograph displayed for all to see. How are you going to capture Christmas in… Read more »

24.11.2016

Star Students: Penrice 4FS Dancers

Congratulations to Grace and Ellie (Year 7), Molly M (Year 8), Mollie S and Ashleigh (Year 9), Emily, Ellie M and Elli T (Year 11)  who recently returned from the UK Street Dance Challenge and UDO Welsh Street Dance championships with 4FS Dance. The girls were part of the teams who won both competitions and… Read more »

23.11.2016

Young Enterprise 2016: BayLife

As part of the national Young Enterprise Programme, Penrice’s aspiring young business men and women will be competing to sell their products against 11 of the county’s schools and colleges. Students will sell their newly created products at a Christmas Fair on Sunday December 11th 2016 at Lemon Street Market, Truro BayLife are Penrice Academy’s Young… Read more »

23.11.2016

Year 9 Parliament Day

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016 we welcomed Roz Birch, Parliament’s Outreach Officer for the South West, for a series of workshops with Year 9 known as Parliament Day. Beginning with assembly, Roz spoke to students about her role of getting young people into politics and the importance of helping students develop their understanding of democracy… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice and Age UK

This term, a selection of Year 10 and Year 11 students have been visiting Age UK’s St Austell Day Centre, based at St Johns church, once a fortnight to spend time with the community. The visits form both part of Thursday’s Penrice Plus initiative and go towards the Volunteering section of the girls’ Bronze Duke… Read more »

16.11.2016

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

“The Power for Good” This week schools across the country are marking Anti-Bullying Week 2016, coordinated each year by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. This year’s theme is Power for Good, which aims: To support children… Read more »

14.11.2016

Star Students: Our U14 Netball Team

Congratulations to the U14 Netball team who pulled out a brilliant set of performances on Saturday at the County Tournament to come 7th out of 22 teams! “The 8 teams who got to the quarter finals were of an exceptional standard with a high percentage of county and club players. Penrice have done fantastically well… Read more »

14.11.2016

Messages of Remembrance 2016

On Friday 11th November 2016 as part of the Service of Remembrance at Penrice, each Tutor Group in the school wrote individual messages to be laid by the memorial, promising to ‘never forget’, to ‘always love those we have lost’ and some simply saying ‘thank you.’ Read more about the service here and see pictures in… Read more »

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