25.01.2018

Meet Bella the Therapy Dog

Our Media Team Reporters Dexter (Year 7) and Sam (Year 8) caught up with Mrs Kenny to find out all about Bella the Pug – our very own Therapy Dog. Can you tell us about your role at Penrice? Bella and I come to Penrice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we work alongside students in… Read more »

23.01.2018

Mini Medics

This term Penrice Academy’s Year 7 Student Council and Young Carers kicked off 2018 learning the most valuable skill of all – how to save a life. With the Mini Medics programme, presented by Penrice Academy First Aider and Care Plan Coordinator Mrs McGrath, the students learnt all the basics of First Aid, from the… Read more »

08.12.2017

Penrice and Operation Encompass

On Monday December 4th 2017, Penrice Academy became an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been… Read more »

27.02.2017

Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »

15.07.2016

Behaviour Week

This week, 10 students have been working with staff including Mrs Farr and Mr Cardigan on the STOP programme. The STOP Programme is all about learning to take control of behaviour, working through problems, coming together as a team and self-reflection. The week involved activities from team games in the gym to stepping out of… 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 »

07.07.2016

Star Student – Jenna, Year 9

Jenna from Year 9 has been nominated as Star Student by Mrs Lynne Gouldsmith who looks after the Young Carers in Penrice Academy. Earlier this year Mrs Gouldsmith nominated Jenna for the Young Carer category of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Awards. Although Jenna was not shortlisted, the MS Society wanted to congratulate her on… 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 »

10.06.2016

Penrice Progress App

We are pleased to announce that our new reporting tool, the Penrice Progress App is now complete and we would like to trial it with Year 9 parents over the next few weeks before we release it to all parents towards the end of the school year. What is the Penrice Progress App? The Penrice… Read more »

08.06.2016

Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »

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