11.10.2017

Higher Education with Year 9

On Monday 9th October, Next Steps South West joined our Year 9 students for a day exploring the possibilities of Higher Education. The team worked with Year 9 on Careerpilot; sessions that explored different education and career options to get the conversation started around future choices. The day concluded with a fantastic performance by the… Read more »

22.09.2017

Experience Penrice: Open Day 2017

On Thursday 21st September 2017, Penrice Academy welcomed 350 primary children from schools across St Austell for Open Day. Kirsty Taylor, Head of Year 7 at Penrice, said: “Open Day is without a doubt one of our favourite days of the year. Not only do we get to spend a day witnessing the smiles and… Read more »

22.09.2017

Farewell, #Penrice3580

Penrice Academy Sends Shipping Container of Donations to Sierra Leone On Wednesday 20th September, Penrice Academy marked the end of this year’s epic charity Project, #Penrice3580, with the shipping of a 40ft container to Sierra Leone. The container is filled with donations from the community of St Austell which will transform the lives of hundreds… Read more »

04.07.2017

Morwenna and MakerClub

Former Penrice Academy student and Deputy Head Girl of 1999-2000 Morwenna Griffin has pursued a career in the tech industry and things are taking off – but MakerClub want YOUR help. In March 2017 Award-winning Brighton education startup MakerClub, at which Morwenna is Head of Education, launched a learning project with kids at its heart called BrightSparks. The… Read more »

30.06.2017

Guides Uniforms for #Penrice3580

On Thursday 29th June, Head Girl Daisy and Deputy Evie, both members of the St Austell Guides, accepted donations of old uniforms for Penrice Academy’s Project 3580 container. From January 2017 to the Easter holidays, the community at Penrice Academy worked on a charity project that brought the whole school together. #Penrice3580, in support of… Read more »

13.06.2017

Year 7 Make Adverts with Pirate FM

On Tuesday 13th June our Year 7s immersed themselves in the world of radio when we welcomed Pirate FM for a series of workshops on creating adverts. The students, chosen by their teachers to represent the Academy on air, worked in groups to brainstorm ideas of how best to tell mums and dads about Penrice… Read more »

17.05.2017

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 »

09.05.2017

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 »

08.05.2017

Penrice Complete ‘Best Ten Tors Yet’.

On Friday 5th May 2017, Penrice Academy students began their annual challenge of completing the South West’s famous Ten Tors – and this year was the most successful to date. Fifteen Penrice students in Years 9, 10 and 11 took to the Moors for the 35 mile and 45 mile route; Captains Sam Cornell and… Read more »

05.05.2017

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 »

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