23.05.2016

Penrice Orchestra at HFC

On Friday 20th May, the Penrice Orchestra performed at Hall For Cornwall as part of the Hub Sounds concert. This event was organised by The Cornwall Music Education Hub and is a showcase for the very best school’s music talent from across Cornwall. Around 35 orchestral musicians from Penrice performed in the concert which was… Read more »

18.05.2016

Primary Art and the Man Engine

On Monday 16th May, Penrice Academy welcomed Mevagissey Community Primary School for the first day of workshops around The Man Engine project. Penrice students and local primaries have been involved in The Man Engine from the start, drawing inspiration from the Project, which celebrates Cornish mining history. The theme of these workshops focussed on Cornish… Read more »

13.05.2016

Penrice at Westminster Palace

“It was an unbelievable, once in a life time day that I’ll never forget. I’ve become a lot more aware of what it’s like to be a politician and how much work they put in every day and how passionate they are about what they do – but that’s made me want to pursue it… Read more »

10.05.2016

Young Enterprise Finals 2016

Earlier this term our Young Enterprise team presented their ideas at the finals at RNAS Culdrose. Lucy Warne, Megan Wenmouth, Lowenna Cleary, Kieria Hewett and Jake Richardson – also known as RipScene – were highly commended for their presentation and professionalism and were ranked 3rd or 4th in most categories. Mrs Hanton said: “The students… Read more »

05.05.2016

Penrice at Pirate HQ

Zip it, Block it, Flag it! (Part Two) On Thursday 5th May, nine students from Year 8 were invited to Pirate FM HQ in Redruth for an exclusive behind the scenes tour, to experience recording in a studio and have a chance to interview Pirate’s Neil Caddy on life as a radio presenter. The visit… Read more »

15.04.2016

Pegasus: Remembering Our Roots

On Wednesday 13th April, Pegasus students enjoyed a trip to Luxulyan woods for a new project called Remembering Our Roots. The day gave our students the opportunity to develop a sense of nature connection and to learn bush craft and wilderness skills. Miss Seberry explains: “It was a lovely day out – the students felt… Read more »

24.03.2016

RipScene at Eden

Last Saturday, Penrice Academy’s Young Enterprise team, RipScene, attended the Spring Trade fair at the Eden Project competing with other Cornish schools.  Mrs Hanton explains: “RipScene demonstrated their talents as young entrepreneurs and used their enthusiastic and effective sales techniques to gain customers.  The team received commendation from the judges on the efforts they showed… Read more »

24.03.2016

Environment and Sustainability Day

On Wednesday 16 March, Exeter University invited Mr Buse, Mr Round and 10 Year 10 students to an Environment and Sustainability Day at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus. As well as touring the ESI and viewing the laboratories and research areas up close, students had chance to engage in interactive activities based… Read more »

21.03.2016

SCITT Trainees in Charlestown

Last Thursday 17th March our Secondary SCITT Trainees headed to Charlestown to simulate a school trip, to help them gain experience of leading large groups on trips outside of the school environment. The Trainees were tasked with planning everything from Risk Assessments, EV Forms and road safety on the way to considering behaviour, leading group… Read more »

04.03.2016

Aiming High with Year 10

On Tuesday 1st March, Year 10 students representing Penrice Academy attended a ‘getting in the top universities’ conference in Exeter. The conference, led by lecturer Peter Rowling from PiXL, was all about getting the best grades possible at GCSE and A Level, and planning ahead when it comes to university applications. Students heard the importance of… Read more »

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