08.01.2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Drama Department and the cast of this year’s Whole School Play have been working hard to recreate one of Shakespeare’s most popular tales; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group… 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 »

18.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: End of the Year

This week saw 250 Year 7-9 students disappear into mist and drizzle at 3.15pm in the afternoon – leaving me wondering if I would ever see them again. This was the Race for Life, a sponsored run organised by staff and students to raise money for cancer relief. Many of the students carried the names… Read more »

18.12.2015

Autumn Music at Penrice

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time!’ – Leonard Bernstein The Autumn Term has been very successful for Penrice Music and I find myself feeling very proud of our young musicians. Our performances have included the Performing Arts Showcase, The St Austell Festival of Music, two Gig… Read more »

18.12.2015

Race for Life 2015

On Wednesday 16th December the Penrice community took to the field in the name of charity for the Penrice Academy Race for Life. “I was so impressed, proud and happy to see staff and students embracing Race for Life with such enthusiasm, despite the rain and fog.” (Mrs Stevens) Well done everyone who ran, walked,… Read more »

17.12.2015

Star Sports Students: County Rugby

George Tregilgas and Josh Barbery from Year 11 were selected to play rugby for Cornwall Schools against Devon last Sunday. Mr Tucker explains: “Both played for the A team who were in the game at half time with the score 17-14 to Devon. In the second half Cornwall suffered a couple injuries which enabled Devon… Read more »

17.12.2015

Year 11 Blog: Work Hard Play Hard

There are 15 school weeks left until most Year 11s start their exams. Most subjects have finished their GCSE content and controlled assessment. All students will start revising in lessons. 100% attendance is vital now; if they miss a lesson now they miss the chance to go over content from previous years.  Every day and every lesson… Read more »

16.12.2015

Penrice Welcomes SCITT Trainees

Penrice welcomes SCITT Trainees for their Second School Placement Penrice are excited to be hosting a new group of Peninsula SCITT Trainee Teachers for their Second School Placement after the Christmas break. The Peninsula SCITT trainees have now completed a full term of training made up of training days and time at their main school… Read more »

15.12.2015

App Review: Showbie

App Review By Morgan Squire (Digital Genius, Year 9) Showbie is a great way for teachers to share and receive work. Showbie is used in most lessons and is highly recommended by teachers. It lets you share your work on your iPad with your teacher, they can also share files, help sheets and comments to… Read more »

14.12.2015

Making a Scene for Christmas

Last month, Year 9 Penrice students Rebecca, Ruby, Jade, Amelia and Evie worked hard in their spare time to complete a painted scene for Fowey Primary school alongside Art Trainee, Laura Kingdon. Laura explains: “Our instructions were to create a Mary Poppins style nursery. The team went about collaborating ideas and, after a few technical… Read more »

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