11.09.2015

Pirate FM Live from Penrice

Next Tuesday 15th September, Scott Temple from Pirate FM will be broadcasting live from Penrice Academy! As part of his usual show, Scott will be speaking with students and staff about life at the Academy throughout the day, getting a taster of what goes on at the school and talking to Mr Parker about the… Read more »

01.09.2015

Curriculum Enhancement Week

At the end of the last school year, Penrice Academy students immersed themselves in enrichment activities. From sports with professionals, arts and crafts, drama and dance and challenging games at the school to fishing, exploring, surfing, learning, walking, dangling, drawing, mucking and travelling around the UK and Europe – the excitement was relentless. It was also Work Experience… Read more »

03.08.2015

Beyond Penrice: Tom Deakin

Former Student Tom Deakin Urges Students to ‘Get Involved’ with Politics   Tom spoke in assembly to Year 9s this year, in the run up to the general election. He told them: ‘politics matters – it effects the school you attend, the bus you take, your everyday life. You are the future!” Tell us a… Read more »

10.07.2015

Year 9 Designers Judged by Barclays Bank

Students in the Year 9 Product Design Option have spent the last 10 weeks researching, designing and prototyping a piece of flat packed furniture aimed at University students. The brief was set and supported by Barclays Bank in St Austell, who also periodically visited the students to cover business, profit margin and budgeting skills within… Read more »

29.06.2015

Team Thomas on Come Dine!

Last week, two familiar faces were spotted serving up a feast for guests in a Come Dine With Me Cornish special. Maths Teacher Gavin Thomas and Marie Thomas from the Learning Inclusion Centre at Penrice took part in the couple’s edition of the Channel 4 show where contestants take turns hosting a dinner party. On… Read more »

29.06.2015

Inspiring Young Women at College

Last week, a group of Year 9 students from Penrice attended an Inspiring Young Women event at Cornwall College St Austell. The event, delivered by Leading Women UK in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, was packed with speakers, employment information, activities and role models from a variety of industry backgrounds. To challenge perceptions, the… Read more »

26.06.2015

School Games Media Team

Last week Penrice Academy joint hosted the Cornwall School Games, which saw thousands of young people trying their hand at a variety of different sports around Saint Austell. To help capture our part of this monumental event, we enlisted the help of 10 students who formed our Media Team. They spent the day taking photos,… Read more »

26.06.2015

Cornwall School Games

On Friday 26th June, Penrice and Poltair hosted the 2015 Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games. The events began with the Cultural Evening on Thursday at Poltair, which celebrated art, dance, drama and music, reflecting student views of sport and Cornish culture. It was opened by our students in Cornish and the audience was treated to original… Read more »

24.06.2015

Year 8s Learn Cornish!

On Wednesday 24th June, 11 Year 8s went to St Austell Library for a workshop on speaking the Cornish Language. The workshop, run by Mike Tressider and Pol Hodge from the Cornish Language Partnership, gave the students the opportunity to consider the origins of English and Cornish, before trying their hand at pronouncing some Cornish… Read more »

19.06.2015

School Games Maker Day

With the Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games only one week away, more than 300 sports leaders from all over Cornwall descended on Penrice Academy today (Friday 19th June) for Leadership Training. The day saw students taking part in workshops and team building activities throughout the day, learning about event management,  discussing athlete welfare and performance leadership… Read more »

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