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 »

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

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 »

08.01.2016

Principal’s Blog 2016: Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our parents and well wishers. Term has started again and already after a few days, it feels very calm and relaxed and all the great things that were happening last term have quietly been reignited. Rehearsals for Midsummer’s Night Dream are underway again and it is a joy to stand… Read more »

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