09.01.2018

Review: King Arthur

“A mysterious yet wonderful storyline that made you feel like you were living in the story.” Last term some of our MAble students travelled to the Hall for Cornwall to see Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur. Year 7’s Daisy has written a review on her experience. This thrilling story, King Arthur, was beautifully performed at the… Read more »

20.12.2017

Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »

18.12.2017

Freya’s Story: The William Project

This term Penrice English launched an auspicious Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘equality’. Miss Sigrist explains: “I felt equality was an apt issue to explore, as the power of language can and has been used to change the world.” “As a department we were really excited to see what our students created and… Read more »

13.12.2017

Duke of Edinburgh 2017

This term at Penrice Academy, 45 students will achieve their Bronze Award from last year; a fantastic achievement for our students. Well done to everyone. This year we also have a further 80 students enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award including Year 9s, 10s and a few Year 11s. To achieve their Award they… Read more »

07.12.2017

Penrice Christmas Decorations

Christmas season in upon us and our amazing team of new designers in an after school club have made our school a festive place to be by adding a pinch of Christmas magic to it. They made reindeer heads out of Penrice’s recycled cardboard and it only took 2 hours to make all of them!… Read more »

28.11.2017

U14 County Netball 2017

Report from Team PE On Saturday 18th November, our girls did the Academy and themselves proud when they finished 4th in the County!   There were 2 pools and the girls finished runners up to Penryn (only coming 2nd to them and winning all of our other games). This meant that they had to play… Read more »

27.11.2017

Remembrance Crosses 2017

On Friday 10th November, our students proudly laid their crosses, remembering those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The Last Post was performed once again by Lia. Students came together in their forms to write messages on a wooden cross, to lay in the garden during the service. Adam from the Student Media Team… Read more »

24.10.2017

Penrice Plus: What is MAble?

For Penrice Plus, Will and Dexter from the Student Media Team interviewed Miss Garrod, Bella and Oscar about the school’s MAble programme. Bella and Oscar are part of MAble club, where the ‘most able’ of the students at Penrice Academy go and take part in extended learning in all kinds of subjects to go beyond… Read more »

12.10.2017

Crochet Club Penrice Plus

This week at Penrice Plus we visited Crochet Club to find out what it’s all about. Penrice Plus gives students at Penrice the opportunity to try new things and develop new skills. Crochet is a great example of this. We spoke to Kiera to find out what she likes about crochet. She said: “I really… Read more »

11.10.2017

Higher Education with Year 9

On Monday 9th October, Next Steps South West joined our Year 9 students for a day exploring the possibilities of Higher Education. The team worked with Year 9 on Careerpilot; sessions that explored different education and career options to get the conversation started around future choices. The day concluded with a fantastic performance by the… Read more »

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