16.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Bonding Day

Last Friday our Senior Prefect Team took part in a day of teamwork, bonding and leadership development at BF Adventures. The day saw the students tackling a zip wire, canoeing and getting involved in water courses as a team in the old quarry, in order to strengthen and develop their relationships outside of lessons and… Read more »

15.09.2015

Pirate FM Broadcast Live from Penrice

This afternoon we welcomed local Cornish radio station Pirate FM for an Outside Broadcast. The event saw the broadcast team – including presenter Scott Temple – pitch up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core for the day. Scott then broadcast his show as normal, including music, travel and weather, in between speaking with staff… Read more »

11.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: The First Week

The first week of the new term is over. Our new Year 7, the 55th year group to start at this school, are finding their feet and feeling part of the academy and the number of requests to help find classrooms has dropped to a trickle. The weather this week has felt more like the… Read more »

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 »

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