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 »

03.04.2017

£16,500 for #Penrice3580

24 hours of Sport sees fundraising term for #Penrice3580 end on a high   From 1pm Thursday 23rd March until 1pm Friday 24th March, 33 Year 11s at Penrice Academy played 24 hours’ worth of sport, in aid of the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The event was the culmination of 8 weeks of whole-school… Read more »

17.03.2017

Teaching Sexual Health & Relationships

By Olivia & Elle (BBC School Reporters) “Every person has a different experience of relationships and it is important that students know who to ask for advice and support.” Recently it has been announced that sex and relationships is to become a compulsory subject which must be taught in schools in the coming years. We… Read more »

17.03.2017

Interview: The Invictus Trust

by Kordelia and Lily (BBC School Reporters) Breaking the taboo of Mental Health; how the Invictus Trust is supporting young people in Cornwall 1 in 4 people suffer from at least one of the 374 different mental disorders known to man. This is a large amount of people, which means that students need to be educated on the… Read more »

28.02.2017

Christiana Rides for #Penrice3580

On Saturday 25th February, Christiana Dean from Year 11 led a Sponsored Horse Ride at the Eden Project in support of our International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding horses and showjumping for as long as I can remember, having a family horse at the age of 4, and… Read more »

24.02.2017

Penrice Bag Pack for Invictus

On Monday 20th February, the Penrice Academy Council spent the day at Tesco in St Austell, raising awareness for The Invictus Trust, our chosen local charity for this academic year. The Academy Council, led by Head Boy Gabe Connolly and Head Girl Natalie Pramuk, have already raised hundreds for the charity through selling T-Shirts and… Read more »

10.02.2017

Mr Banfield Skis for #Penrice3580

by Sam, Adam, Alfie and Jack (The Media Team) We interviewed Mr Banfield, a Geography Teacher at Penrice, who did the whole Fun Run for Project 3580 on Skis; this is what he told us. Why did you decide to do the sponsored run in skis? “A few weeks ago I said to every teacher that it… Read more »

10.02.2017

The #Penrice3580 Fun Run

Penrice Academy Students Raise £12,000 in just FOUR WEEKS. On Thursday 9th February 2017, over 700 students from all years at Penrice Academy took part in a Sponsored Fun Run – the first whole school event supporting the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The Fun Run was the culmination of a month of fundraising –… Read more »

03.02.2017

Lions’ Gold Award for Daisy

On Thursday 2nd February 2017, Lions Barry Merrifield and Bill Roberts from the Lions Club of St Austell joined Year 10 at Penrice Academy for assembly, to talk about their Young Leaders in Service Programme. The programme, which is available for students of all ages, gives young people the opportunity to volunteer locally, nationally and… Read more »

13.01.2017

NCS Award for Penrice Academy

On Friday 13th January, representatives from the National Citizen Service at Cornwall College visited Year 11 students to present Penrice Academy with a plaque in recognition of the support, time and commitment the school has given to the NCS. The National Citizen Service is a voluntary personal and social development programme for students aged 15–17,… Read more »

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