10.07.2015

Year 9 Designers Judged by Barclays Bank

Students in the Year 9 Product Design Option have spent the last 10 weeks researching, designing and prototyping a piece of flat packed furniture aimed at University students. The brief was set and supported by Barclays Bank in St Austell, who also periodically visited the students to cover business, profit margin and budgeting skills within… Read more »

08.07.2015

Sixty Second Science!

On Friday 3rd July, Penrice Academy held its 3rd Annual 60 Second Science Day, which saw 40 pupils from local primaries descend on the Science Department for a day of exciting experiments. Pupils from Bishop Bronescombe, Luxulyan, Carclaze, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill, Mevagissey, Charlestown and Pondhu Primary Schools took part in three challenges: Making bubble… Read more »

07.07.2015

Harvey, Meet Harvey!

On Tuesday 7th July, Year 6 student Harvey, from St Mewan, met Harvey, Penrice’s 8 Year Old Springer Spaniel Therapy Dog, on one of two Welcome Days at the school. The days were designed for students joining next year to get to know their classmates and the school before the exciting move to secondary school… Read more »

01.07.2015

The Wizard of Oz: Review

Review by Alice Walmsley and Evie Neale The Wizard of Oz is a magical play full of hope, love, courage and wisdom and the cast at Penrice Academy did not fail to pull off the full range of emotion and passion in their new production. The main characters were played fluently, showing excellent characteristics, taking… Read more »

29.06.2015

Team Thomas on Come Dine!

Last week, two familiar faces were spotted serving up a feast for guests in a Come Dine With Me Cornish special. Maths Teacher Gavin Thomas and Marie Thomas from the Learning Inclusion Centre at Penrice took part in the couple’s edition of the Channel 4 show where contestants take turns hosting a dinner party. On… 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 »

26.06.2015

School Games Media Team

Last week Penrice Academy joint hosted the Cornwall School Games, which saw thousands of young people trying their hand at a variety of different sports around Saint Austell. To help capture our part of this monumental event, we enlisted the help of 10 students who formed our Media Team. They spent the day taking photos,… Read more »

26.06.2015

Cornwall School Games

On Friday 26th June, Penrice and Poltair hosted the 2015 Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games. The events began with the Cultural Evening on Thursday at Poltair, which celebrated art, dance, drama and music, reflecting student views of sport and Cornish culture. It was opened by our students in Cornish and the audience was treated to original… Read more »

25.06.2015

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

On Thursday 25th June, Penrice Academy staff and around 50 local Primary pupils celebrated 150 years of Alice with croquet, costumes, ice cream sandwiches and, of course, tea, at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Visiting pupils from Mevagissey, Bishop Bronescombe, Mount Charles and Pondhu Primary Schools explored the magical world of Wonderland dressed as iconic… 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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