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 »

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 »

20.04.2017

Year 10 Product Design at Falmouth

On Wednesday 19th April, 16 Year 10 students visited Falmouth University for a series of workshops run by the university’s Sustainable Product Design department.  The students had a tour around the workshops and were shown the different materials, techniques and equipment used on the course.  They then took part in a workshop where they worked in small groups… Read more »

12.01.2017

Year 8 GO 4 IT Day 2017

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, Penrice Academy held its annual Year 8 GO 4 IT Day, which saw the entirety of Year 8 delving into the world of work at school. Students spent the day making contacts and hearing from industry experts on what it’s like to work in various fields – from catering at… Read more »

23.09.2016

Star Students: Alice and Natalie

Outstanding Work Experience Award On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, Alice Avery and Natalie Pramuk were awarded the Outstanding Work Experience Award by Mr Cardigan for exceptional Work Experience placements. Alice, who is keen to work in the media, spent her week with Pirate FM and even featured live on air, and Natalie… Read more »

04.03.2016

Aiming High with Year 10

On Tuesday 1st March, Year 10 students representing Penrice Academy attended a ‘getting in the top universities’ conference in Exeter. The conference, led by lecturer Peter Rowling from PiXL, was all about getting the best grades possible at GCSE and A Level, and planning ahead when it comes to university applications. Students heard the importance of… Read more »

24.02.2016

Beyond Penrice: Byron Moyle

On Tuesday 24th February we welcomed back former student Byron Moyle. Byron is currently studying Creative Media at Truro College and asked if he could return to Penrice Academy to gather footage for his documentary project, with the theme of using technology in the classroom. We took the opportunity to find out what it is… Read more »

01.02.2016

Year 10 Employability Workshops

On Thursday 29th January, Year 10 students took part in workshops with the Royal Signals in the build up to their work experience placement in the summer term. The representatives from Royal Signals, Blandford, led a presentation highlighting the skills that employers look for in young people, before students took part in challenges in maths… Read more »

15.01.2016

Year 8 Go for It!

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Professionals from industries like Koko Hair and Beauty and catering from Carlyon Bay… Read more »

13.01.2016

University Lecture for Young Historians

On Friday 8th January, a group of more able history students went to Cornwall College to hear lectures from historians based at Exeter University, a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Topics included violence in Colonial India, the Irish revolution, St Austell’s history and issues of studying child soldiers in modern conflict. Students… Read more »

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