09.11.2018

Penrice Remembers 2018

On Friday 9th November, Penrice Academy students and staff marked Remembrance Day 2018. This year students worked with Oasis Inspire on their Remembrance for Peace project. The project sees an estimated 20,000 plus children around the country reflecting on and discussing peace. Aimee Stevens, Teacher at Penrice who worked closely with Oasis, said: “Remembrance Day… Read more »

05.11.2018

Penrice Remembers: ‘6190’

Last term for Penrice Plus, Mr Carter’s Art group wanted to create their own response to the centenary of the end of the First World War. Mr Carter explains: “Looking at larger scale projects such as ‘The Shrouds of the Somme’ and ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, we aimed to… Read more »

10.10.2018

Remembrance for Peace

Remembrance Day is always a big deal at Penrice Academy. It is arguably one of the most important events of the calendar and it means a lot to our staff and students to mark it each year. To mark Remembrance Day this year at Penrice we are creating a Remembrance Wall, which will be a… Read more »

14.09.2018

Plastic Free Penrice: Seas Our Future

Penrice Academy to Launch Plastic Free Campaign Penrice Academy is to join a growing list of communities around the country with a mission to cut back on single use plastic for the good of our oceans. With the help of St Austell Mayor Gary King and the team at Cornwall’s Surfers Against Sewage, students at… Read more »

25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

25.01.2018

Young Carers and Action for Children

Action for Children – Young Carers discuss a Digital App to Monitor Mental Health On Tuesday 23rd January, Kate Stulberg, a Digital Product Manager at Action for Children in London, visited a group of Penrice Young Carers to discuss plans to set up a mobile phone App to monitor young people’s mental health. Kate, along with… Read more »

20.12.2017

Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »

22.09.2017

Farewell, #Penrice3580

Penrice Academy Sends Shipping Container of Donations to Sierra Leone On Wednesday 20th September, Penrice Academy marked the end of this year’s epic charity Project, #Penrice3580, with the shipping of a 40ft container to Sierra Leone. The container is filled with donations from the community of St Austell which will transform the lives of hundreds… Read more »

30.06.2017

Guides Uniforms for #Penrice3580

On Thursday 29th June, Head Girl Daisy and Deputy Evie, both members of the St Austell Guides, accepted donations of old uniforms for Penrice Academy’s Project 3580 container. From January 2017 to the Easter holidays, the community at Penrice Academy worked on a charity project that brought the whole school together. #Penrice3580, in support of… Read more »

05.05.2017

My Experience in Kissi Town

My experience in Kissi Town was an emotional one. We saw families living in squalor; 8 people crammed into, essentially, a 10ft by 8ft box made from corrugated iron. We saw sewage openly running down the street and people picking through mountains of rubbish at the side of the road, looking for anything to salvage…. Read more »

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