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 »

12.01.2017

Year 8 GO 4 IT Day 2017

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, Penrice Academy held its annual Year 8 GO 4 IT Day, which saw the entirety of Year 8 delving into the world of work at school. Students spent the day making contacts and hearing from industry experts on what it’s like to work in various fields – from catering at… Read more »

15.12.2016

Penrice 3580: International Charity 2017

Penrice Academy Students to Ship Container of School Equipment to Africa Students at Penrice have begun planning for this academic year’s International Charity Project. The mission; to send a shipping container with clothes, toys, school and medical equipment to children in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, Africa, working closely with Project 3580. JUST GIVING. Community project Each year… Read more »

09.12.2016

Year 11 Mannequin Challenge!

Our students attempt Cornwall’s biggest Mannequin Challenge yet! On Thursday 8th December 2016, over 250 staff and students completed the #mannequinchallenge – the internet viral video craze which has been seen everywhere from The X Factor to the White House… in just one take. Each Year, all our students in Year 11 come together to work… Read more »

01.12.2016

Indoor Sports at Penrice Plus

This week in Cornwall it has been the coldest it has been in the last year and so we decided to see what sports you can do indoors. This week at Penrice Plus we talked to students from badminton and gymnastics. Firstly we interviewed Riley and she said: “I always like fitness but I never… 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 »

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 Plus Gets Arty

After a few weeks of getting to know each other, practicing photography and meeting students, our Student Media Team created their first feature from scratch – doing interviews, photography, photo editing and uploading to the website, all in one hour… by the Student Media Team This week for Penrice Plus the Art students were bringing… Read more »

07.11.2016

Pirate FM Christmas Toy Appeal

We are proud to be supporting Pirate FM’s Christmas Toy Appeal this year. Penrice Academy will be one of a number of official drop-off points in Cornwall. Can you help raise a smile for some of Cornwall’s most vulnerable and poorly children? Last year people in the Duchy generously donated thousands of toys for Pirate… Read more »

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