18.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: End of the Year

This week saw 250 Year 7-9 students disappear into mist and drizzle at 3.15pm in the afternoon – leaving me wondering if I would ever see them again. This was the Race for Life, a sponsored run organised by staff and students to raise money for cancer relief. Many of the students carried the names… Read more »

18.12.2015

Autumn Music at Penrice

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time!’ – Leonard Bernstein The Autumn Term has been very successful for Penrice Music and I find myself feeling very proud of our young musicians. Our performances have included the Performing Arts Showcase, The St Austell Festival of Music, two Gig… Read more »

18.12.2015

Race for Life 2015

On Wednesday 16th December the Penrice community took to the field in the name of charity for the Penrice Academy Race for Life. “I was so impressed, proud and happy to see staff and students embracing Race for Life with such enthusiasm, despite the rain and fog.” (Mrs Stevens) Well done everyone who ran, walked,… Read more »

17.12.2015

Star Sports Students: County Rugby

George Tregilgas and Josh Barbery from Year 11 were selected to play rugby for Cornwall Schools against Devon last Sunday. Mr Tucker explains: “Both played for the A team who were in the game at half time with the score 17-14 to Devon. In the second half Cornwall suffered a couple injuries which enabled Devon… Read more »

15.12.2015

App Review: Showbie

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Showbie is a great way for teachers to share and receive work. Showbie is used in most lessons and is highly recommended by teachers. It lets you share your work on your iPad with your teacher, they can also share files, help sheets and comments to… Read more »

11.12.2015

Sport Report: 11/12/2015

As the extra-curricular programme winds down in advance of the Christmas holidays, the big news of the week to report was the Rugby season drawing to a conclusion with some excellent matches against Truro School. The Year 9 team won with an outstanding performance in wet, muddy conditions, the Year 7A team drew an extremely… Read more »

11.12.2015

Star Students: Penrice Dance

Ellie Mitchell, Year 10 One of this week’s Star Students has been nominated by Miss Nance, in recognition of her work choreographing for Emerge Dance group every Monday and the subsequent performance at Express Yourself 2015. “Ellie Mitchell is wonderfully talented. She auditioned for the Rambert Dance project at St. Austell College and successfully became a… Read more »

10.12.2015

Pegasus Students Explore Cardinam!

On Friday 4th December, 11 Year 9 students, Miss Seberry, Mr Hugget and Mr Matthews from the Forest School and Harvey the Dog, all met in Cardinham Woods as part of the Exploring the Environment strand of the Penrice Pegasus Award. Miss Seberry explains: “The Pegasus Award aims to boost confidence and set achievable and meaningful… Read more »

10.12.2015

iPenrice: Talking iPads with Penryn

On Monday 7th December we welcomed Charlie Davis from Penryn College to get an inside look at the world of Digital Learning at Penrice Academy. Mr Bull, Director of IT at Penrice, explains: “Having successfully run this programme for three years, we had a great deal for Charlie to see. He visited Maths, Science and… Read more »

10.12.2015

St Austell Music Festival

On Friday 4th December, Penrice musicians took part in the St Austell Festival of Music and Speech, doing exceptionally well! Highlights include: Joseph Barker (cello) performed in a string quartet with Jake Montgomery-Smith (Viola), Ben Webley (Violin) and Max Hamly (violin) Isabella Nash came 3rd in G5/G6 violin solo – this was the first time… Read more »

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