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 »

28.09.2015

Year 10 Historians at Pendennis

Year 10 historians were blessed with a beautiful day to visit the Carrick Roads last week, as this cohort prepare for their controlled assessment tasks which require them to investigate the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the costal defences surrounding the estuary. Allowed to explore the grounds of Pendennis Castle in… Read more »

16.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Bonding Day

Last Friday our Senior Prefect Team took part in a day of teamwork, bonding and leadership development at BF Adventures. The day saw the students tackling a zip wire, canoeing and getting involved in water courses as a team in the old quarry, in order to strengthen and develop their relationships outside of lessons and… Read more »

29.06.2015

Inspiring Young Women at College

Last week, a group of Year 9 students from Penrice attended an Inspiring Young Women event at Cornwall College St Austell. The event, delivered by Leading Women UK in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, was packed with speakers, employment information, activities and role models from a variety of industry backgrounds. To challenge perceptions, the… Read more »

24.06.2015

Year 8s Learn Cornish!

On Wednesday 24th June, 11 Year 8s went to St Austell Library for a workshop on speaking the Cornish Language. The workshop, run by Mike Tressider and Pol Hodge from the Cornish Language Partnership, gave the students the opportunity to consider the origins of English and Cornish, before trying their hand at pronouncing some Cornish… Read more »

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