Guides Uniforms for #Penrice3580

On Thursday 29th June, Head Girl Daisy and Deputy Evie, both members of the St Austell Guides, accepted donations of old uniforms for Penrice Academy’s Project 3580 container. From January 2017 to the Easter holidays, the community at Penrice Academy worked on a charity project that brought the whole school together. #Penrice3580, in support of… Read more »


Year 7 Make Adverts with Pirate FM

On Tuesday 13th June our Year 7s immersed themselves in the world of radio when we welcomed Pirate FM for a series of workshops on creating adverts. The students, chosen by their teachers to represent the Academy on air, worked in groups to brainstorm ideas of how best to tell mums and dads about Penrice… Read more »


Extra Transition Day 2017

On Tuesday 8th June we began the Transition season for this year, inviting some very excited Year 6 students from local schools, who are joining us in September, to spend the day with us. Mrs Macdonald and Ms Libby explained: ” The transition to Secondary School can prove to be an anxious time for some… Read more »


First Prize for Poet Ava

On Saturday 13th May, Year 7 Poet Ava Mounsey was awarded First Prize in the Secondary Poetry category at the Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature! Ava was awarded her certificate at the Prize Presentation Event in Fowey Parish Church for her poem The Silence of the Quay, with an opportunity to perform it to an… Read more »


CLASS Blog 2: Understanding Sikhism

Year 11 CLASS has been all about providing knowledge, understanding and discussion for students of the stories behind the headlines. Mrs Malcolm and the CLASS Team explore more. How has the world’s understanding of Islam, for better or worse, changed since September 11th 2001? What is the story of Afghanistan prior to the Taliban’s prominence… Read more »


Meet Your Language Ambassadors

Following the success of last year’s Language Ambassadors, we are really excited to have recruited our second cohort. They will begin their role of Language Ambassador following the half-term break, when our current Ambassadors take up their new positions as Prefects, Senior Prefects and even Deputy Head Girl! As a language ambassador, their responsibilities include;… Read more »


National Careers Award for Penrice

This term, Mrs Charlotte Selley, Careers Lead at Penrice Academy, attended the Careers Enterprise Joining the Dots Conference in Sheffield. Mrs Selley was representing the Mid Cornwall Careers Network, nominated for the South West Regional Award, and was delighted to be presented with an award for their Working in Collaboration entry. She said: “I was… Read more »


Penrice Complete ‘Best Ten Tors Yet’.

On Friday 5th May 2017, Penrice Academy students began their annual challenge of completing the South West’s famous Ten Tors – and this year was the most successful to date. Fifteen Penrice students in Years 9, 10 and 11 took to the Moors for the 35 mile and 45 mile route; Captains Sam Cornell and… Read more »


Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »


My Experience in Kissi Town

My experience in Kissi Town was an emotional one. We saw families living in squalor; 8 people crammed into, essentially, a 10ft by 8ft box made from corrugated iron. We saw sewage openly running down the street and people picking through mountains of rubbish at the side of the road, looking for anything to salvage…. Read more »

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