03.06.2015

Harvey Meets the BBC

On Wednesday 3rd June we welcomed BBC Radio Cornwall Journalist Karen Stuart, to meet our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. Karen spoke to Mrs Adams, Miss Seberry and Ethan James from Year 7, Harry Boardman from Year 8 and Kieran Smith from Year 9 about how Harvey is settling in to his new job at Penrice… Read more »

25.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »

14.05.2015

Bake Sale for Parkinson’s UK

Congratulations to 10PW, who raised £95.25 during a bake sale in aid of Parkinson’s UK this week! Lucy Hamley from 10PW, who led organisation of the annual sale, said: “I chose the charity as my granddad had Parkinson’s, so it’s a cause close to my heart.” The event also forms part of the Volunteering Section… Read more »

11.05.2015

Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »

07.05.2015

Penrice Votes: Mock Election

On Thursday 7th May, as the nation began to cast their votes in the General Election, Penrice Academy students across the school were casting their own votes, following weeks of campaigning by our party representatives. The votes were cast electronically in The Core, by entering unique numbers into a system called ‘My Voice’ – brought… Read more »

07.05.2015

Mr Hopkins Recognised by Apple

Congratulations to Mr Hopkins, who has been awarded Distinguished Educator status by Apple! This is a rare honour bestowed on teachers working at the forefront of educational technology and was based on a portfolio of work and presentations. Mr Hopkins is now one of a small number of Apple innovators across the country. Mr Hopkins… Read more »

06.05.2015

Primary Schools Visit for Photography

On Wednesday 6th May, 21 primary students from four schools in the St Austell area – St Mewan, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill and Pondhu Primary – attended a Primary Workshop on photography techniques in the Art Block at Penrice Academy. They learnt all about cyanotypes, photograms and making handmade negatives, using drawings and silhouettes to… Read more »

06.05.2015

Singing Lessons at Penrice

Singing lessons take place on Wednesday mornings and are run by Mrs Tracey Bailey, a peripatetic singing teacher who offers lessons in Cornwall for children from ages 8-18. Mrs Bailey said: “It’s important that people know you can have singing lessons at school and it can be a huge part of a students’ school life… Read more »

05.05.2015

Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service! Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma… Read more »

05.05.2015

Harvey the Dog

This term we welcomed a brand new member of staff– Harvey the Dog. Harvey, an 8 year old Springer Spaniel, has been enrolled on the Pets as Therapy and Read 2 Dogs schemes and is now officially a member of staff at Penrice; the Academy being his first assignment as a ‘Therapy Dog’. Miss Laura… Read more »

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