10.12.2015

Pegasus Students Explore Cardinam!

On Friday 4th December, 11 Year 9 students, Miss Seberry, Mr Hugget and Mr Matthews from the Forest School and Harvey the Dog, all met in Cardinham Woods as part of the Exploring the Environment strand of the Penrice Pegasus Award. Miss Seberry explains: “The Pegasus Award aims to boost confidence and set achievable and meaningful… Read more »

10.12.2015

iPenrice: Talking iPads with Penryn

On Monday 7th December we welcomed Charlie Davis from Penryn College to get an inside look at the world of Digital Learning at Penrice Academy. Mr Bull, Director of IT at Penrice, explains: “Having successfully run this programme for three years, we had a great deal for Charlie to see. He visited Maths, Science and… Read more »

10.12.2015

St Austell Music Festival

On Friday 4th December, Penrice musicians took part in the St Austell Festival of Music and Speech, doing exceptionally well! Highlights include: Joseph Barker (cello) performed in a string quartet with Jake Montgomery-Smith (Viola), Ben Webley (Violin) and Max Hamly (violin) Isabella Nash came 3rd in G5/G6 violin solo – this was the first time… Read more »

10.12.2015

Young Enterprise: Meet RipScene

On Saturday 5th December, seven Penrice Academy Young Enterprise students met at Cornwall Services to sell their product at the Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. RipScene, a team of Year 10s – Jake Richardson, Megan Wenmouth, Sam Goble, Heather Smith, Lucy Warne, Natalie Frazer, Lowenna Cleary, Cameron Taylor, Lewis Dorman, Eloise Rabey and Joshua Fildes –… Read more »

04.12.2015

Animators and Geniuses at Carclaze

On Friday 4th December, four Penrice students from our iPad Genius Team visited Carclaze Primary School to work with Year 5 on an animation project. Josh, Ben, Morgan and Bryn from Year 9 offered help with filming, editing, and technical advice as the Year 5 students continued on their incredible original Christmas animation, titled sELFish…. Read more »

04.12.2015

Principal’s Blog: A Week at Penrice

What is a week like at Penrice? Never less than very busy. This week we have seen another range of new experiences and events and next week and the week after will be the same. This week we want to congratulate Madi Cole in Year 9 who has won her way through to the final… Read more »

03.12.2015

Madi in Future Chef Final!

On Wednesday 2nd December, Madi Cole, Year 9, and Ashley Gilder, Year 10, took part in the latest round of Future Chef 2015 at Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow. Madi came away with a fantastic 2nd, gaining a well-deserved place in the South West Regional Final at River Cottage. Miss Andrews, Catering Teacher, said:… Read more »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

26.11.2015

Academy Council Team Building Day

On 25th November our Academy Council spent the day at BF Adventure to further develop their skills in teamwork, overcoming challenges and bond as a group. Challenges included negotiating a ‘spider web’, scaling a climbing wall, crossing a river and working in teams to create catapults. Seb, the Team’s BF Adventure Instructor for the day,… Read more »

26.11.2015

Principal’s Blog: Quarter-Term

This weekend we are trialling having a mini ‘quarter term’ break to see if it reduces the tiredness and lack of concentration we can get in December, as the fatigue of the term starts to affect our students. It seems hard to imagine that sitting at a desk working on sums or adjectives, molecules and… Read more »

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