21.03.2016

SCITT Trainees in Charlestown

Last Thursday 17th March our Secondary SCITT Trainees headed to Charlestown to simulate a school trip, to help them gain experience of leading large groups on trips outside of the school environment. The Trainees were tasked with planning everything from Risk Assessments, EV Forms and road safety on the way to considering behaviour, leading group… Read more »

04.02.2016

iPenrice: Learning with iPads

On Thursday 4th February Penrice Academy welcomed representatives from Western Computers for a ‘learning with iPads’ event to talk to guests from schools and colleges across Cornwall about the merits of technology in the classroom. Dan Hopkins, Apple Distinguished Educator and Maths Teacher at Penrice, said: “It has been an absolute pleasure to welcome Western… Read more »

28.01.2016

National Young Carer’s Day

On Thursday 28th January our Young Carers came together to celebrate National Young Carer’s Day, welcoming Liz Digweed from Kernow Young Carers, to talk through any issues, questions and ideas they may have. KYC provide support outside of school, offering exciting day trips and activities. The day also marked the unveiling of their brand new logo…. Read more »

18.12.2015

Race for Life 2015

On Wednesday 16th December the Penrice community took to the field in the name of charity for the Penrice Academy Race for Life. “I was so impressed, proud and happy to see staff and students embracing Race for Life with such enthusiasm, despite the rain and fog.” (Mrs Stevens) Well done everyone who ran, walked,… Read more »

17.12.2015

Year 11 Blog: Work Hard Play Hard

There are 15 school weeks left until most Year 11s start their exams. Most subjects have finished their GCSE content and controlled assessment. All students will start revising in lessons. 100% attendance is vital now; if they miss a lesson now they miss the chance to go over content from previous years.  Every day and every lesson… Read more »

16.12.2015

Penrice Welcomes SCITT Trainees

Penrice welcomes SCITT Trainees for their Second School Placement Penrice are excited to be hosting a new group of Peninsula SCITT Trainee Teachers for their Second School Placement after the Christmas break. The Peninsula SCITT trainees have now completed a full term of training made up of training days and time at their main school… Read more »

10.12.2015

Pegasus Students Explore Cardinam!

On Friday 4th December, 11 Year 9 students, Miss Seberry, Mr Hugget and Mr Matthews from the Forest School and Harvey the Dog, all met in Cardinham Woods as part of the Exploring the Environment strand of the Penrice Pegasus Award. Miss Seberry explains: “The Pegasus Award aims to boost confidence and set achievable and meaningful… Read more »

10.12.2015

iPenrice: Talking iPads with Penryn

On Monday 7th December we welcomed Charlie Davis from Penryn College to get an inside look at the world of Digital Learning at Penrice Academy. Mr Bull, Director of IT at Penrice, explains: “Having successfully run this programme for three years, we had a great deal for Charlie to see. He visited Maths, Science and… Read more »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

26.11.2015

Mr Edwards: Microsoft Expert!

Congratulations to Penrice Academy Computer Science Teacher, Mr Edwards. He has been announced as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining more than 5,600 educators in the MIE program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving… Read more »

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