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 »

14.10.2016

The Big Draw 2016

On Monday 10th October, some of our talented artists created two stunning murals around the school, using a projector and some pencils, as part of this year’s Big Draw. The designs, which have transformed big areas of previously blank space, can be found in the Humanities Block and the Canteen. Well done to our Big… Read more »

07.10.2016

Penrice Plus: Week Two

Thursday 6th October saw the second week of Penrice Plus – a new Extra Curricular initiative which gives every student in the school the chance to take part in a huge array of clubs and activities. For an hour each week students can join staff to experience anything from additional study time and learning to… Read more »

06.10.2016

Penrice Academy: Future Stars

Last year a selection of Music students from Penrice Academy spent two days recording at St Austell College to create their very own CD known as Future Stars. “I am so incredibly pleased with and proud of the recordings our students have made after some really hard work. It sounds great!” (Mr Jones) You can… Read more »

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