26.07.2016

£3474.67 for Cancer Research

In December 2015, the Penrice Academy Community took to the field on a misty Wednesday to raise money for Cancer Research through Race for Life. Mr Parker said of the event: “It is an amazing achievement for a group of young people and is a testament to their dedication and hard work – and ambition. Running… Read more »

07.07.2016

Ride for South Africa!

24 hours, 1000 miles non stop… over £2000 raised for Siphila Sonke. On Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July, Penrice Academy students took part in their 24 hour fundraiser – rowing, riding and running the coast of South Africa. “These guys have just rode for 1000 miles from Cape Town to the site of… Read more »

24.06.2016

Star Students: Raising Lolly

This week’s Star Students are Daisy, Evie, Bella and Katie, nominated by Mr Barnett. “The girls have decided to sell lollies every Friday lunch time to raise money for Save the Children which is, of course, a brilliant cause and one close to their hearts. So far the ice lollies have been really popular so… Read more »

15.06.2016

Star Students: Penrice in Bloom

On Tuesday 14th June, Penrice students from both The Pegasus Award group and the Forest School cohort were selected to take part in a community gardening project in St Austell. “Young people these days can get a bad name sometimes but these students have done a wonderful job and their effort and attitude today has… Read more »

09.06.2016

Resources for German Refugees

Last term, the Language Department at Penrice Academy teamed up with a school in Germany to help provide refugees with German text books, to help them to master the language. Mrs White explains: “Former Penrice teachers Heiko Döring and Mrs Kerena Rundle, who many in our community will remember, have always kept in touch with… Read more »

24.05.2016

Star Students – Charity Football

Friday 20th May saw the final of the Year 7 Charity Inter-Form Football Tournament. The Year 7 Student Council planned and organised the event, and students have been making donations to be involved – be it by playing or supporting – to raise money for Sport Relief. Mrs Cromey, Head of Year 7, said: “They… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice meets Siphila Sonke

On Friday 20th May we welcomed Brenda Silberbauer from South African charity Siphila Sonke, to talk to students about our upcoming 24 hour Fundraiser. Siphila Sonke – which means ‘we live together’ – is a non-profit organisation run predominantly by volunteers and a staff of five. Their core function is to hand out food parcels to… Read more »

11.03.2016

The Purple Angel – Guiding Students

by Milena and Megan, Year 9 (pictured above with Clive and Jane) At Penrice Academy we had the opportunity to speak with Dr Clive Acraman, founder of Planning with People, and Jane Moore, Co-founder of the dementia awareness association The Purple Angel. They aim to raise awareness and understanding of dementia across the globe. In… Read more »

02.03.2016

Ride for South Africa

After the Easter Holidays, Years 10 and 11 are leading a charity event which will see students clocking up miles in order to travel the distance of the Coast of South Africa, in support of their chosen International Charity – Siphila Sonke. Head Boy, Jack Lawther, explains: “Siphila Sonke is a charity based near Cape… 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 »

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