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 »

10.02.2016

Geography in Charlestown

  On Wednesday, Year 7 Geography students visited Charlestown to investigate the hypothesis: Charlestown is no longer a village for locals but is now a tourist resort. Mr Buse explains: “We explored the historical value of the area and completed land use surveys, mapping of key buildings and even came up with our own ideas of… Read more »

09.02.2016

BF Adventure Challenge

On Friday 5th February, a group of Year 7 and 8 students visited BF Adventure in Penryn for a day of problem solving, team building and exciting activities. The day consisted of a series of  challenges including rafting, catapult building and firing at targets before the students headed down to the Adventure Quarry. The challenges… Read more »

03.02.2016

Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »

22.01.2016

Penrice Artists and the Conflict Project

On Tuesday 19th January, Year 10 artists visited Cornwall’s Regimental Museum to take inspiration from the wide range of artefacts the museum has to offer, as part of their project on Conflict. The students used different drawing techniques over two hours to observe, document and create art inspired by what they found – weapons, armour and… Read more »

13.01.2016

University Lecture for Young Historians

On Friday 8th January, a group of more able history students went to Cornwall College to hear lectures from historians based at Exeter University, a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Topics included violence in Colonial India, the Irish revolution, St Austell’s history and issues of studying child soldiers in modern conflict. Students… Read more »

06.01.2016

Micro/Macro Eden Project

Before the Christmas break, Penrice Academy students who had taken part in Eden’s Micro/Macro Worlds project attended the Opening Evening of the exhibition displaying their finished artwork. Mr Kennedy explains: “The project was to create artwork around the scientific concepts of the Macro and Micro world on our planet. Students worked incredibly hard for the… Read more »

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