18.06.2015

Opening of the Garden

On Thursday 18th June, the Academy Council came together in the sun to open the school’s new garden and outdoor classroom, complete with two signposts pointing in the direction of prominent cities around the globe. In their final speech as Head Students, Billie and Toby thanked the Site Team – who constructed the outdoor classroom… Read more »

15.06.2015

Year 7 Trip to Wheal Martyn

On Monday 15th June, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Baker took a group of Year 7s to Wheal Martyn for the day to find out all about China Clay; how it’s made, what products we find it in and how the discovery of China Clay has changed our local area.  The day started with an outdoor tour of… Read more »

11.06.2015

Penrice Guides at the Cornwall Show

Last week, Girl Guides from 6th St Austell and 1st Mevagissey Guides represented the school at the Royal Cornwall Show, as part of the Messenger Service. The girls spent three long days working extremely hard and carried out a variety of responsible tasks including being ‘Show hosts’, collecting and delivering results, showing VIPs to their… Read more »

08.06.2015

Meet the Senior Prefect Team

This week, the newly appointed Senior Prefect Team met with Mr Parker for lunch, to discuss the upcoming academic year and the challenges and experiences that come with being a Senior Prefect. Mr Parker said: “Every year I ask the Senior Prefect Team to make sure they leave a legacy. This year the Head Boy… Read more »

05.06.2015

Trip to the Eden Project

On Thursday 5th June, students visited the Eden Project to take part in an English workshop called ‘Quite Write’ The aim was to work in teams to create an event that would bring young people to visit Eden. Abi Tamblyn from 9AJ, explains all… “Went to the Eden Project to complete We were asked to… Read more »

03.06.2015

Harvey Meets the BBC

On Wednesday 3rd June we welcomed BBC Radio Cornwall Journalist Karen Stuart, to meet our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. Karen spoke to Mrs Adams, Miss Seberry and Ethan James from Year 7, Harry Boardman from Year 8 and Kieran Smith from Year 9 about how Harvey is settling in to his new job at Penrice… Read more »

25.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »

14.05.2015

Bake Sale for Parkinson’s UK

Congratulations to 10PW, who raised £95.25 during a bake sale in aid of Parkinson’s UK this week! Lucy Hamley from 10PW, who led organisation of the annual sale, said: “I chose the charity as my granddad had Parkinson’s, so it’s a cause close to my heart.” The event also forms part of the Volunteering Section… Read more »

11.05.2015

Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »

07.05.2015

Penrice Votes: Mock Election

On Thursday 7th May, as the nation began to cast their votes in the General Election, Penrice Academy students across the school were casting their own votes, following weeks of campaigning by our party representatives. The votes were cast electronically in The Core, by entering unique numbers into a system called ‘My Voice’ – brought… Read more »

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