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 »

01.06.2016

Years 7 and 8 Film in the Jungle!

On Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st May, 70 students from Year 7 and Year 8 at Penrice Academy took part in two days of filming with CBBC, right in the heart of the Rainforest Biome at the Eden Project. The students, led by Penrice staff and the production team from Pretzel TV, who create content… Read more »

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 »

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