19.02.2018

Somerset Trampoline Competition

Last term, Owain Brociner-Allen from Year 11 took part in a regional trampoline competition in Somerset, competing against a range of ages and experiences. Owain told us all about it. “It was fantastic; I went to Somerset and took part in a completion representing the school – any age could apply but I was competing… Read more »

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 »

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 »

08.05.2017

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 »

05.05.2017

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 »

05.05.2017

Penrice in Kissi Town

Penrice Academy Staff Create a Classroom in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone During the Easter break, Mr Knipe, Miss Cox and Mr Johnson visited Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, to share news of your International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The visit followed 8 weeks of fundraising by students, including a Fun Run featuring 700 children in February, a… Read more »

02.05.2017

Leavers’ Ball 2017

On Friday 28th April 2017, Penrice Academy’s Year 11 Class of 2017 headed to Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to celebrate their time at school. Over 200 students came together in stunning dresses and suave suits and were l2met by sunshine and a gorgeous ocean backdrop as they arrived on the red carpet, flanked by beaming… Read more »

20.04.2017

Year 10 Product Design at Falmouth

On Wednesday 19th April, 16 Year 10 students visited Falmouth University for a series of workshops run by the university’s Sustainable Product Design department.  The students had a tour around the workshops and were shown the different materials, techniques and equipment used on the course.  They then took part in a workshop where they worked in small groups… Read more »

04.04.2017

UKMT Team Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Oscar Barber, Harvey Barnett, Stephanie Clemo and Maisie Craddock who took part in the Regional Final of the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The team came a very respectable 5th place out of 17 in the Regional finals at Penair on Monday 27th March 2017. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and… Read more »

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