19.03.2015

BBC School Report

On Thursday 19th March, students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Penrice took part in BBC School Report, a nationwide school initiative that gives them the opportunity to experience journalism and media for a day. In its ninth year, over 1000 schools from all over the country take part. The 15 students spent… Read more »

18.03.2015

Year 10 Trip to Pendennis

On Wednesday 18th March, 60 Year 10 historians travelled to Falmouth to study Pendennis Castle and the stunning Fal Estuary, as part of their controlled assessments. The assessments were based on exploring how history has moulded a site of local historical interest, with students looking at the history of the castle from its birth to… Read more »

18.03.2015

Art Trip to Falmouth University

On Wednesday 18th, Art students from Year 9 attended a workshop day held by Falmouth University graphics department at the woodland campus. Penrice students and some students from Bodmin College took part in an ‘Introduction to Media and Graphics’, which included a short presentation of the media and graphics courses at Falmouth and a tour… Read more »

13.03.2015

Year 6 Maths Olympics Day

On Friday 13th March, Penrice held its fourth Year 6 Maths Olympics’ Day with a record number of seven local primary schools participating. In total 12 teams were entered, with 47 Year 6 pupils tackling a variety of events to test their maths skills and team work. The teams from  Bishop Bronscombe, Luxuylan, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mevagissey,… Read more »

09.03.2015

Year 8 in the Dock for Mock Trial

Year 8s pose with their certificates from the Mock Trial

A dozen Year 8 students ended up at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Monday- but it was a good outcome for all as the group participated in a ‘mock trial’ organised by the Citizenship Foundation, taking on various legal roles in a case regarding a stolen mobile phone and threatening behaviour. “We were very proud of… Read more »

05.03.2015

World Book Day!

Staff dress up for World Book Day

Penrice Academy staff and Year 7 students celebrated the annual World Book Day – by dressing up as an assortment of intriguing characters from their favourite books. Prizes for the best costumes from each tutor group were give, with teachers judging their favourites. Paul Johnson, English Teacher, said: “It’s all about celebrating reading and getting… Read more »

04.03.2015

Enterprise Day

Nathan from Year 9 shows off his pasties

On Wednesday 4th March, Penrice welcomed the Proper Cornish Food Company for Business Enterprise Day, part of National Careers Week, to promote entrepreneurial spirit as well as develop awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs. Year 9 students were set different tasks throughout the day, with the goal of promoting a Proper… Read more »

04.03.2015

Creative Writers in Charlestown

Creative Writers getting inspired in Charlestown

On Wednesday 5th March, the Creative Writing group went to Charlestown to seek inspiration and pictures from the gorgeous Cornish coast. Miss Trerise, who runs the club, said: “The Creative Writing group meet every Wednesday after school. This is a group of students who are passionate about stories and about transporting themselves and others into… Read more »

24.02.2015

Year 10s Explore Architecture

Year 10s show their work at Accessing Architecture Day

On Tuesday 24th February, six Year 10 students from Penrice experienced the subject of Architecture at a Taster Day at Bodmin College. Liam Gennis, Rhys Johns, Tom Perry, Bailey Cannon, Marco Barressi and Emily Carr took part in a busy and exciting day, which involved interactive and practical workshops and advice from a university student… Read more »

12.02.2015

Students Record at Pirate FM

Penrice Students recording at Pirate FM Studios

On Thursday 12th February, six students from Penrice Academy wrote and recorded a radio advert at Pirate FM, as winners and runners up of last month’s competition aboard the Pirate FM Media Bus. Olivia Rootes, Toni Miller, Natashia Goodwin, Jake Forrester, Jessica Stevens and Georgina Rowe spent the day touring the studio, working closely with… Read more »

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