10.12.2015

Young Enterprise: Meet RipScene

On Saturday 5th December, seven Penrice Academy Young Enterprise students met at Cornwall Services to sell their product at the Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. RipScene, a team of Year 10s – Jake Richardson, Megan Wenmouth, Sam Goble, Heather Smith, Lucy Warne, Natalie Frazer, Lowenna Cleary, Cameron Taylor, Lewis Dorman, Eloise Rabey and Joshua Fildes –… Read more »

04.12.2015

Animators and Geniuses at Carclaze

On Friday 4th December, four Penrice students from our iPad Genius Team visited Carclaze Primary School to work with Year 5 on an animation project. Josh, Ben, Morgan and Bryn from Year 9 offered help with filming, editing, and technical advice as the Year 5 students continued on their incredible original Christmas animation, titled sELFish…. Read more »

04.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: A Week at Penrice

What is a week like at Penrice? Never less than very busy. This week we have seen another range of new experiences and events and next week and the week after will be the same. This week we want to congratulate Madi Cole in Year 9 who has won her way through to the final… Read more »

03.12.2015

Madi in Future Chef Final!

On Wednesday 2nd December, Madi Cole, Year 9, and Ashley Gilder, Year 10, took part in the latest round of Future Chef 2015 at Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow. Madi came away with a fantastic 2nd, gaining a well-deserved place in the South West Regional Final at River Cottage. Miss Andrews, Catering Teacher, said:… Read more »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

26.11.2015

Academy Council Team Building Day

On 25th November our Academy Council spent the day at BF Adventure to further develop their skills in teamwork, overcoming challenges and bond as a group. Challenges included negotiating a ‘spider web’, scaling a climbing wall, crossing a river and working in teams to create catapults. Seb, the Team’s BF Adventure Instructor for the day,… Read more »

26.11.2015

Anti-Bullying Week

Last week, the Penrice Anti-Bullying Team were on a mission to spread word of the support they offer to students who are struggling within friendship groups or think they are the target of bullying. In pairs, the team went into tutor groups each morning to explain what they do and where and when to find them. Some of… Read more »

26.11.2015

Mr Edwards: Microsoft Expert!

Congratulations to Penrice Academy Computer Science Teacher, Mr Edwards. He has been announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining more than 5,600 educators in the MIE program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving… Read more »

23.11.2015

Brandon’s Silver at Judo Championships

On Saturday 24th October, Brandon from Year 9 travelled 8 hours to the International Judo Championships in Southend – and came away with a Silver Medal. Brandon works incredibly hard on his Judo, training up to 4 times a week. He said: “I love Judo – I enjoy the skill involved, rather than the physical… Read more »

19.11.2015

Guest Speaker: BBC’s Ros Atkins

On Friday 13th November, Penrice Academy welcomed guest speaker BBC Journalist Ros Atkins, to deliver a 30 minute talk to some of our Year 10 students as part of Speakers for Schools. Ros, who grew up in Cornwall and currently has an evening programme on BBC World Service, discussed ‘removing barriers to success’, talking honestly about… Read more »

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