23.11.2016

Year 9 Parliament Day

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016 we welcomed Roz Birch, Parliament’s Outreach Officer for the South West, for a series of workshops with Year 9 known as Parliament Day. Beginning with assembly, Roz spoke to students about her role of getting young people into politics and the importance of helping students develop their understanding of democracy… Read more »

18.11.2016

Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »

18.11.2016

Interview: Football Star Chelsea

On Friday 21st October, Chelsea  from Year 8 and Olivia from Year 9 took part in the Cornwall School’s FA Trials. All girls of school age that play football for Cornwall or Devon Advanced Coaching Centres were invited to the trials, held at Brannel School. After the trials, Chelsea and Olivia were successful in being… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice Plus Gets Arty

After a few weeks of getting to know each other, practicing photography and meeting students, our Student Media Team created their first feature from scratch – doing interviews, photography, photo editing and uploading to the website, all in one hour… by the Student Media Team This week for Penrice Plus the Art students were bringing… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice and Age UK

This term, a selection of Year 10 and Year 11 students have been visiting Age UK’s St Austell Day Centre, based at St Johns church, once a fortnight to spend time with the community. The visits form both part of Thursday’s Penrice Plus initiative and go towards the Volunteering section of the girls’ Bronze Duke… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

16.11.2016

Anti-Bullying Week 2016

“The Power for Good” This week schools across the country are marking Anti-Bullying Week 2016, coordinated each year by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Anti-Bullying Week shines a spotlight on bullying and encourages all children, teachers and parents to take action against bullying throughout the year. This year’s theme is Power for Good, which aims: To support children… Read more »

14.11.2016

Star Students: Our U14 Netball Team

Congratulations to the U14 Netball team who pulled out a brilliant set of performances on Saturday at the County Tournament to come 7th out of 22 teams! “The 8 teams who got to the quarter finals were of an exceptional standard with a high percentage of county and club players. Penrice have done fantastically well… Read more »

14.11.2016

Messages of Remembrance 2016

On Friday 11th November 2016 as part of the Service of Remembrance at Penrice, each Tutor Group in the school wrote individual messages to be laid by the memorial, promising to ‘never forget’, to ‘always love those we have lost’ and some simply saying ‘thank you.’ Read more about the service here and see pictures in… Read more »

14.11.2016

Showjumping Report: November

It was a brilliant weekend for the Penrice Academy Showjumping squad. On Saturday 12th November 2016, Christiana Dean (pictured above, middle) competed at Tall Trees Arena representing the Academy – she came 2nd in a huge 1 metre open class. This summer Christiana completed a lifetime dream of competing at Royal Cornwall and her summer… Read more »

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