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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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