National Careers Award for Penrice

This term, Mrs Charlotte Selley, Careers Lead at Penrice Academy, attended the Careers Enterprise Joining the Dots Conference in Sheffield. Mrs Selley was representing the Mid Cornwall Careers Network, nominated for the South West Regional Award, and was delighted to be presented with an award for their Working in Collaboration entry. She said: “I was… Read more »


CLASS Blog: Life Changing Decisions

Who should make life changing decisions – doctors or parents? For her first CLASS Blog, Mrs Malcolm explores ethics in modern medicine. You may have heard about a little boy called Charlie Gard, who was born in August 2016. He was quite healthy at birth, and then his parents noticed that his health and his… Read more »


My Experience in Kissi Town

My experience in Kissi Town was an emotional one. We saw families living in squalor; 8 people crammed into, essentially, a 10ft by 8ft box made from corrugated iron. We saw sewage openly running down the street and people picking through mountains of rubbish at the side of the road, looking for anything to salvage…. Read more »


Penrice in Kissi Town

Penrice Academy Staff Create a Classroom in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone During the Easter break, Mr Knipe, Miss Cox and Mr Johnson visited Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, to share news of your International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The visit followed 8 weeks of fundraising by students, including a Fun Run featuring 700 children in February, a… Read more »


Leavers’ Ball 2017

On Friday 28th April 2017, Penrice Academy’s Year 11 Class of 2017 headed to Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to celebrate their time at school. Over 200 students came together in stunning dresses and suave suits and were l2met by sunshine and a gorgeous ocean backdrop as they arrived on the red carpet, flanked by beaming… Read more »


£16,500 for #Penrice3580

24 hours of Sport sees fundraising term for #Penrice3580 end on a high   From 1pm Thursday 23rd March until 1pm Friday 24th March, 33 Year 11s at Penrice Academy played 24 hours’ worth of sport, in aid of the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The event was the culmination of 8 weeks of whole-school… Read more »


The #Penrice3580 Fun Run

Penrice Academy Students Raise £12,000 in just FOUR WEEKS. On Thursday 9th February 2017, over 700 students from all years at Penrice Academy took part in a Sponsored Fun Run – the first whole school event supporting the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The Fun Run was the culmination of a month of fundraising –… Read more »


Penrice 3580: International Charity 2017

Penrice Academy Students to Ship Container of School Equipment to Africa Students at Penrice have begun planning for this academic year’s International Charity Project. The mission; to send a shipping container with clothes, toys, school and medical equipment to children in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, Africa, working closely with Project 3580. JUST GIVING. Community project Each year… Read more »


Year 11 Mannequin Challenge!

Our students attempt Cornwall’s biggest Mannequin Challenge yet! On Thursday 8th December 2016, over 250 staff and students completed the #mannequinchallenge – the internet viral video craze which has been seen everywhere from The X Factor to the White House… in just one take. Each Year, all our students in Year 11 come together to work… Read more »


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 »

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