24.02.2017

Penrice Bag Pack for Invictus

On Monday 20th February, the Penrice Academy Council spent the day at Tesco in St Austell, raising awareness for The Invictus Trust, our chosen local charity for this academic year. The Academy Council, led by Head Boy Gabe Connolly and Head Girl Natalie Pramuk, have already raised hundreds for the charity through selling T-Shirts and… Read more »

23.02.2017

Youth Speaks 2017

On Tuesday 21st February, our Year 9 Youth Speaks Team of Natalie Eggleton, Kayleigh Pytel and Shannon Oliver came first in the District Final in Tavistock, having also won the first heat of the Rotary competition at Penrice Academy before Half Term! The Rotary Club encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and this… Read more »

18.11.2016

Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice and Age UK

This term, a selection of Year 10 and Year 11 students have been visiting Age UK’s St Austell Day Centre, based at St Johns church, once a fortnight to spend time with the community. The visits form both part of Thursday’s Penrice Plus initiative and go towards the Volunteering section of the girls’ Bronze Duke… Read more »

13.10.2016

Cornwall Careers Show 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016, the whole of Year 10 from Penrice Academy attended the Careers Show in Wadebridge to experience life beyond Penrice. The Careers Show sees over 100 exhibitors come together at the Royal Cornwall Showground to give visiting students the opportunity to ask questions, try new things, discover existing skills and passions… Read more »

06.10.2016

Penrice Academy: Future Stars

Last year a selection of Music students from Penrice Academy spent two days recording at St Austell College to create their very own CD known as Future Stars. “I am so incredibly pleased with and proud of the recordings our students have made after some really hard work. It sounds great!” (Mr Jones) You can… Read more »

03.10.2016

Geographers in Charlestown

On Thursday 29th of September,  Mr Buse and  Mr Banfield took our fantastic Year 10 Geographers to Charlestown and Carlyon Bay to investigate the research question: “What has caused the cliff slumping in various locations in the St Austell Bay area?” Mr Buse explains: “We explored the erosional processes around the area and completed various surveys, including landform… Read more »

11.07.2016

Surfing at Perranporth

On Friday 8th July, Miss James led a band of adventurous students out of the rainy greyness of St Austell into the sunny climes of Perranporth. Suntan lotion rather than raincoats were required as the group, aided by Mr Cardigan -Penrice’s answer to top surfer Russell Winter – and Mr Larham, enjoyed a two-hour surf… Read more »

15.06.2016

Star Students: Penrice in Bloom

On Tuesday 14th June, Penrice students from both The Pegasus Award group and the Forest School cohort were selected to take part in a community gardening project in St Austell. “Young people these days can get a bad name sometimes but these students have done a wonderful job and their effort and attitude today has… Read more »

08.06.2016

Year 8 in a Haunted House

On Wednesday 25th May, Year 8 had an awesome day at Praa Sands, Helston, visiting Europe’s most haunted residency – Pengursick Castle. The 20 students were given a tour of the castle and were told stories of paranormal activity and the history of this very special home. They were allowed to handle Tudor weapons and… Read more »

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