13.12.2017

Duke of Edinburgh 2017

This term at Penrice Academy, 45 students will achieve their Bronze Award from last year; a fantastic achievement for our students. Well done to everyone. This year we also have a further 80 students enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award including Year 9s, 10s and a few Year 11s. To achieve their Award they… Read more »

08.12.2017

Penrice and Operation Encompass

On Monday December 4th 2017, Penrice Academy became an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been… Read more »

27.11.2017

Remembrance Crosses 2017

On Friday 10th November, our students proudly laid their crosses, remembering those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The Last Post was performed once again by Lia. Students came together in their forms to write messages on a wooden cross, to lay in the garden during the service. Adam from the Student Media Team… Read more »

24.10.2017

Penrice Plus: What is MAble?

For Penrice Plus, Will and Dexter from the Student Media Team interviewed Miss Garrod, Bella and Oscar about the school’s MAble programme. Bella and Oscar are part of MAble club, where the ‘most able’ of the students at Penrice Academy go and take part in extended learning in all kinds of subjects to go beyond… Read more »

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 »

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