05.06.2017

First Prize for Poet Ava

On Saturday 13th May, Year 7 Poet Ava Mounsey was awarded First Prize in the Secondary Poetry category at the Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature! Ava was awarded her certificate at the Prize Presentation Event in Fowey Parish Church for her poem The Silence of the Quay, with an opportunity to perform it to an… Read more »

02.06.2017

CLASS Blog 2: Understanding Sikhism

Year 11 CLASS has been all about providing knowledge, understanding and discussion for students of the stories behind the headlines. Mrs Malcolm and the CLASS Team explore more. How has the world’s understanding of Islam, for better or worse, changed since September 11th 2001? What is the story of Afghanistan prior to the Taliban’s prominence… Read more »

18.05.2017

Meet Your Language Ambassadors

Following the success of last year’s Language Ambassadors, we are really excited to have recruited our second cohort. They will begin their role of Language Ambassador following the half-term break, when our current Ambassadors take up their new positions as Prefects, Senior Prefects and even Deputy Head Girl! As a language ambassador, their responsibilities include;… Read more »

17.05.2017

National Careers Award for Penrice

This term, Mrs Charlotte Selley, Careers Lead at Penrice Academy, attended the Careers Enterprise Joining the Dots Conference in Sheffield. Mrs Selley was representing the Mid Cornwall Careers Network, nominated for the South West Regional Award, and was delighted to be presented with an award for their Working in Collaboration entry. She said: “I was… Read more »

08.05.2017

Penrice Complete ‘Best Ten Tors Yet’.

On Friday 5th May 2017, Penrice Academy students began their annual challenge of completing the South West’s famous Ten Tors – and this year was the most successful to date. Fifteen Penrice students in Years 9, 10 and 11 took to the Moors for the 35 mile and 45 mile route; Captains Sam Cornell and… Read more »

08.05.2017

Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »

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 »

05.05.2017

Penrice in Kissi Town

Penrice Academy Staff Create a Classroom in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone During the Easter break, Mr Knipe, Miss Cox and Mr Johnson visited Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, to share news of your International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The visit followed 8 weeks of fundraising by students, including a Fun Run featuring 700 children in February, a… Read more »

02.05.2017

Leavers’ Ball 2017

On Friday 28th April 2017, Penrice Academy’s Year 11 Class of 2017 headed to Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to celebrate their time at school. Over 200 students came together in stunning dresses and suave suits and were l2met by sunshine and a gorgeous ocean backdrop as they arrived on the red carpet, flanked by beaming… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 10 Product Design at Falmouth

On Wednesday 19th April, 16 Year 10 students visited Falmouth University for a series of workshops run by the university’s Sustainable Product Design department.  The students had a tour around the workshops and were shown the different materials, techniques and equipment used on the course.  They then took part in a workshop where they worked in small groups… Read more »

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