15.01.2016

Year 8 Go for It!

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Professionals from industries like Koko Hair and Beauty and catering from Carlyon Bay… Read more »

13.01.2016

University Lecture for Young Historians

On Friday 8th January, a group of more able history students went to Cornwall College to hear lectures from historians based at Exeter University, a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Topics included violence in Colonial India, the Irish revolution, St Austell’s history and issues of studying child soldiers in modern conflict. Students… Read more »

13.01.2016

Bowling with Be:Me

The Penrice Academy Be:Me group met at Ozzell Bowl this week for a team building activity. Joined by Learning Supervisor Mrs Spala Bell and Mr Parry, who founded the group, the aim of the group is to support students from a non-British background and to help the wider school community gain an appreciation of different cultures. ”I… Read more »

08.01.2016

Principal’s Blog 2016: Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all of our parents and well wishers. Term has started again and already after a few days, it feels very calm and relaxed and all the great things that were happening last term have quietly been reignited. Rehearsals for Midsummer’s Night Dream are underway again and it is a joy to stand… Read more »

08.01.2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Drama Department and the cast of this year’s Whole School Play have been working hard to recreate one of Shakespeare’s most popular tales; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group… Read more »

06.01.2016

Micro/Macro Eden Project

Before the Christmas break, Penrice Academy students who had taken part in Eden’s Micro/Macro Worlds project attended the Opening Evening of the exhibition displaying their finished artwork. Mr Kennedy explains: “The project was to create artwork around the scientific concepts of the Macro and Micro world on our planet. Students worked incredibly hard for the… Read more »

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 »

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