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 »

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 »

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