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 »

22.01.2016

Girls’ Fitness Club

Thursday 21st January saw the second week of Girls Fitness Club taking place in the gym. Miss Fisher, who runs the club, explains: “This is a brilliant opportunity for girls to work on their own fitness levels, be it for sporting or health reasons or to simply increase their body confidence whilst having fun with… Read more »

22.01.2016

Star Students – County Football

This academic year, Penrice Academy has had two boys selected for the Cornwall U14 Football squad as well as another six boys selected for the East Cornwall U14 Football Squad and the East Cornwall U15 Squad. Jack Hooper, who plays for Charlestown U14s, and Rubin Wilson of Plymouth Argyle U14s, will both represent the County… Read more »

22.01.2016

Year 7 Council: A Friend in Me 2016

On Tuesday 19th January, the new Year 7 Council met with Mrs Cromey to share ideas, concerns and comments on behalf of their tutor groups and to discuss upcoming charity events. The main topic on the agenda however, was this year’s Transition Video, which the students are tasked with planning, filming and presenting for Year 6s… Read more »

22.01.2016

Penrice Artists and the Conflict Project

On Tuesday 19th January, Year 10 artists visited Cornwall’s Regimental Museum to take inspiration from the wide range of artefacts the museum has to offer, as part of their project on Conflict. The students used different drawing techniques over two hours to observe, document and create art inspired by what they found – weapons, armour and… Read more »

18.01.2016

App Review: Flashcards

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Flashcards is a fun, interactive way of remembering and learning key words and phrases. You can make your own flashcards or you can revive flashcards from your teachers. There are all sorts of fun games and activities you can do on flashcards to memorise some key… Read more »

15.01.2016

Principal’s Blog: The School Community

This week the Ofsted report on Cornwall College was published and as it is the place where the majority of our students go after leaving us, I was delighted to read that it had been given a ‘Good’ rating, with some very encouraging words about the 16-19 provision. We are fortunate in having both Truro… 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 »

15.01.2016

Primary Printmaking

On Thursday 14th January we welcomed primary school students from St Mewan, Sandy Hill, Mount Charles and Pondhu, to participate in a printing workshop and experience what Penrice Art can offer them at secondary level education. The students created wallpaper designs based on natural forms, carefully using templates and paint to develop stunning designs. Mr Kennedy,… Read more »

15.01.2016

Learning through Spanish Theatre

On Monday 11th January, the Onatti Theatre Company visited Penrice for the second year running to perform a 50 minute play, Prima Cita, to Years 7,8 and 9 – entirely in Spanish. The play told the story of two young Character called Carlos and Maria, who are preparing to go on their first date. It tested the… Read more »

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