24.03.2015

Penrice Supports CHICKS

This month we’ve been supporting the CHICKs Charity appeal, and as always we’ve seen a wonderful effort from our students. Pictured above are 10VH with their superb donation. Mrs Hadida said: “10VH are an incredibly generous bunch and always have been. We have a scummy jar (a Geordie term!) that the students donate to and… Read more »

24.03.2015

Young Enterprise

Before the Easter break, the Young Enterprise team attended the Saturday Spring Fair in Falmouth, with the aim of selling products they had created at school.  Year 11s Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lob, Stephen Bartlett, Ellie Taylor and Lewis Jackson, aka Strive Cornwall, sold plaques with phrases written in the Cornish language, made by using the laser… Read more »

23.03.2015

Youth Alpha: Introduction to Christianity

This week saw the second session of Youth Alpha take place after school. Run by Youth Work Development Officer, Jon Lewis, from St Austell Methodist church, Youth Alpha is an introduction to Christianity for anyone who may be interested in knowing a little more about the faith. Jon, who runs the event alongside Mr Parry,… Read more »

19.03.2015

BBC School Report

On Thursday 19th March, students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Penrice took part in BBC School Report, a nationwide school initiative that gives them the opportunity to experience journalism and media for a day. In its ninth year, over 1000 schools from all over the country take part. The 15 students spent… Read more »

18.03.2015

Year 10 Trip to Pendennis

On Wednesday 18th March, 60 Year 10 historians travelled to Falmouth to study Pendennis Castle and the stunning Fal Estuary, as part of their controlled assessments. The assessments were based on exploring how history has moulded a site of local historical interest, with students looking at the history of the castle from its birth to… Read more »

18.03.2015

Art Trip to Falmouth University

On Wednesday 18th, Art students from Year 9 attended a workshop day held by Falmouth University graphics department at the woodland campus. Penrice students and some students from Bodmin College took part in an ‘Introduction to Media and Graphics’, which included a short presentation of the media and graphics courses at Falmouth and a tour… Read more »

09.03.2015

Year 8 in the Dock for Mock Trial

Year 8s pose with their certificates from the Mock Trial

A dozen Year 8 students ended up at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Monday- but it was a good outcome for all as the group participated in a ‘mock trial’ organised by the Citizenship Foundation, taking on various legal roles in a case regarding a stolen mobile phone and threatening behaviour. “We were very proud of… Read more »

05.03.2015

World Book Day!

Staff dress up for World Book Day

Penrice Academy staff and Year 7 students celebrated the annual World Book Day – by dressing up as an assortment of intriguing characters from their favourite books. Prizes for the best costumes from each tutor group were give, with teachers judging their favourites. Paul Johnson, English Teacher, said: “It’s all about celebrating reading and getting… Read more »

04.03.2015

Enterprise Day

Nathan from Year 9 shows off his pasties

On Wednesday 4th March, Penrice welcomed the Proper Cornish Food Company for Business Enterprise Day, part of National Careers Week, to promote entrepreneurial spirit as well as develop awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs. Year 9 students were set different tasks throughout the day, with the goal of promoting a Proper… Read more »

04.03.2015

Creative Writers in Charlestown

Creative Writers getting inspired in Charlestown

On Wednesday 5th March, the Creative Writing group went to Charlestown to seek inspiration and pictures from the gorgeous Cornish coast. Miss Trerise, who runs the club, said: “The Creative Writing group meet every Wednesday after school. This is a group of students who are passionate about stories and about transporting themselves and others into… Read more »

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