27.04.2015

Kernow Youth Book Awards 2015

On Wednesday 27th April, Years 7 and 8 students visited The Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell for the annual Kernow Youth Book Awards. Compered by comedian and book enthusiast Kernow King, the event brought together major authors and students from around Cornwall. Shortlisted books for the 2015 Kernow Book Award were: After Tomorrow… Read more »

25.04.2015

Local Primaries Visit for Science Day

On 24th April, 35 pupils from local primary schools visited Penrice for a special day diving into the world of water bugs, dissection and giant snakes! The pupils, from Sandy Hill, Pondu, Carclaze, Charlestown, Luxulyan and Mevagissey Primary schools, took part in a Biology themed Science day. The pupils got stuck into workshops including The… Read more »

25.04.2015

Snowboarding Trip to Austria

During the Easter Holidays, students had the opportunity to visit Austria to try out snowboarding. “After 27 long hours in a coach crossing Europe, the snow-capped Austrian mountains came into view and the excitement started to build as the annual snowboarding trip finally arrived in the Austrian resort of Matrei. The weather was perfect, with a… Read more »

23.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Election Hustings

On Thursday 23rd April, Penrice Academy invited parliamentary candidates for Saint Austell and Newquay, to take part in a panel event in front of an audience of over 70 students. Following a tour of the school by student representatives for each party, the Conservative, Labour, Green, Lib Dem and Mebyon Kernow candidates took turns explaining… Read more »

22.04.2015

Enterprise Finalists at Proper Cornish

Following the hugely successful Enterprise Day last term, 9AS took full advantage of their prize with their visit to Proper Cornish HQ, in Bodmin. The team was met by Mark Muncey, Marketing Director at Proper Cornish, Kate Whetter from Cornwall Learning and Harry, the Health and Safety Operations manager, and taken into a ‘very structured… Read more »

21.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Nick Clegg Visit

On Monday 20th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Penrice Academy to speak to staff about issues facing the public sector and discuss education. The visit was in support of the election campaign from Saint Austell and Newquay candidate, Stephen Gilbert, in the run up to next month’s General Election. Mr Clegg spent time… Read more »

15.04.2015

Trip to Warner Bros Studios

At the end of the spring term, 12 Year 9 students, who are currently making the set for our school production of the Wizard of Oz, had the opportunity to visit Warner Bros Studios for a tour of the Harry Potter Set. As part of the visit, they took part in a tutorial about Production… Read more »

24.03.2015

Penrice Supports CHICKS

This month we’ve been supporting the CHICKs Charity appeal, and as always we’ve seen a wonderful effort from our students. Pictured above are 10VH with their superb donation. Mrs Hadida said: “10VH are an incredibly generous bunch and always have been. We have a scummy jar (a Geordie term!) that the students donate to and… Read more »

24.03.2015

Young Enterprise

Before the Easter break, the Young Enterprise team attended the Saturday Spring Fair in Falmouth, with the aim of selling products they had created at school.  Year 11s Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lob, Stephen Bartlett, Ellie Taylor and Lewis Jackson, aka Strive Cornwall, sold plaques with phrases written in the Cornish language, made by using the laser… Read more »

23.03.2015

Youth Alpha: Introduction to Christianity

This week saw the second session of Youth Alpha take place after school. Run by Youth Work Development Officer, Jon Lewis, from St Austell Methodist church, Youth Alpha is an introduction to Christianity for anyone who may be interested in knowing a little more about the faith. Jon, who runs the event alongside Mr Parry,… Read more »

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