05.11.2015

Madi and Ashley: Future Chef Finalists!

Congratulations to Ashley Gilder, Year 10, and Madi Cole, Year 9, who are through to the County Finals of Future Chef 2015, after taking part in the latest round at St Austell College on Wednesday. They took 1st and 2nd place on the night, leaving judges really impressed. Madi, who got 1st place with her cooked parmesan… Read more »

05.11.2015

Be a Part of Penrice Music

Penrice Music will be representing the academy at St Austell Festival of Music & Speech in December. The choir are performing on Wednesday 2nd December in the afternoon and the Junior and Senior Orchestras will perform on the morning of Friday 4th December. This is a really important performance for us and the musicians are… Read more »

05.11.2015

Star Students: Go Jute Design Winners!

This week the winners of last term’s Go Jute Bag Design competition – to design the front and back of a reusable Jute Bag – were announced. There were some brilliant designs depicting school colours, aspirational words and underwater themes, with strong messages showing real understanding of why the 5p tax now exists. Congratulations to… Read more »

23.10.2015

Penrice Academy Fashion Show 2015

On Thursday 22nd October, Year 11 students donned their finest threads for this year’s Fashion Show, which helps begin fundraising for the Year 11 Ball in May 2016. The whole show was an incredible success with our students modelling high fashion like they’d been doing it for years. They – and their audience – loved every… Read more »

23.10.2015

Principal’s Blog: Road Safety

Road safety has been the theme for assemblies with our younger students this week. This comes from our concern that they are not good at crossing roads. There is a group mentality about if you cross a road with friends, then someone else is watching the traffic. The result is that no one in the… Read more »

16.10.2015

Big Draw with Year 8

On Monday 12th October, a selection of Year 8 Gifted and Talented artists took part in The Big Draw in the Exhibition Space at Penrice. The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of people around the country taking part in drawing activities connecting people of all ages from all walks of… Read more »

16.10.2015

Principal’s Blog: Looking at Your Future

Another busy week at Penrice Academy. Year 10 have been looking at their future with a visit to the Cornwall Careers Show. They will have accumulated a lot of leaflets and brochures from prospective employers, but much more importantly will have given serious consideration to their future. I do follow the fortunes of our ex-students;… Read more »

15.10.2015

Primary Science Day – Physics

On Wednesday 14th October we welcomed five students each from four local primary schools – Carclaze, Pondhu, Mevagissey and Mount Charles – for the first of our four Primary Days for this year. This time the focus was Physics, with activities based on the Bloodhound car – the world’s fastest racing car, which is designed… Read more »

14.10.2015

Future Chef 2015

On Tuesday 13th October the final school round of Future Chef 2015 took place at Penrice, where six of our top student chefs competed for a place in the next round of the culinary competition. They were tasked with producing a dessert dish of their choice within one hour. After some time practicing at home,… Read more »

13.10.2015

Penrice Orchestra Study Ten Pieces

Last week, musicians from Senior and Junior Orchestra were taken to the cinema to see the BBC film Ten Pieces. This film shows the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Ten Pieces and interviews with the musicians involved.  Students at Penrice will be learning Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, plus one more piece of their choice. Mr Jones… Read more »

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