19.11.2015

Guest Speaker: BBC’s Ros Atkins

On Friday 13th November, Penrice Academy welcomed guest speaker BBC Journalist Ros Atkins, to deliver a 30 minute talk to some of our Year 10 students as part of Speakers for Schools. Ros, who grew up in Cornwall and currently has an evening programme on BBC World Service, discussed ‘removing barriers to success’, talking honestly about… Read more »

01.09.2015

Curriculum Enhancement Week

At the end of the last school year, Penrice Academy students immersed themselves in enrichment activities. From sports with professionals, arts and crafts, drama and dance and challenging games at the school to fishing, exploring, surfing, learning, walking, dangling, drawing, mucking and travelling around the UK and Europe – the excitement was relentless. It was also Work Experience… Read more »

20.08.2015

GCSE Results 2015

This morning Penrice Academy was awash with smiles as our 2014-2015 cohort of GCSE students opened their results, culminating in years of hard work and dedication to learning at Penrice. There were some exceptional results this year, with physics, chemistry, biology and photography all achieving 100% pass rates. The average grade per student and the… Read more »

29.06.2015

Inspiring Young Women at College

Last week, a group of Year 9 students from Penrice attended an Inspiring Young Women event at Cornwall College St Austell. The event, delivered by Leading Women UK in partnership with The Cornwall College Group, was packed with speakers, employment information, activities and role models from a variety of industry backgrounds. To challenge perceptions, the… Read more »

05.05.2015

Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service! Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma… Read more »

23.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Election Hustings

On Thursday 23rd April, Penrice Academy invited parliamentary candidates for Saint Austell and Newquay, to take part in a panel event in front of an audience of over 70 students. Following a tour of the school by student representatives for each party, the Conservative, Labour, Green, Lib Dem and Mebyon Kernow candidates took turns explaining… Read more »

22.04.2015

Enterprise Finalists at Proper Cornish

Following the hugely successful Enterprise Day last term, 9AS took full advantage of their prize with their visit to Proper Cornish HQ, in Bodmin. The team was met by Mark Muncey, Marketing Director at Proper Cornish, Kate Whetter from Cornwall Learning and Harry, the Health and Safety Operations manager, and taken into a ‘very structured… Read more »

21.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Nick Clegg Visit

On Monday 20th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Penrice Academy to speak to staff about issues facing the public sector and discuss education. The visit was in support of the election campaign from Saint Austell and Newquay candidate, Stephen Gilbert, in the run up to next month’s General Election. Mr Clegg spent time… Read more »

18.03.2015

Art Trip to Falmouth University

On Wednesday 18th, Art students from Year 9 attended a workshop day held by Falmouth University graphics department at the woodland campus. Penrice students and some students from Bodmin College took part in an ‘Introduction to Media and Graphics’, which included a short presentation of the media and graphics courses at Falmouth and a tour… Read more »

09.03.2015

Year 8 in the Dock for Mock Trial

Year 8s pose with their certificates from the Mock Trial

A dozen Year 8 students ended up at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Monday- but it was a good outcome for all as the group participated in a ‘mock trial’ organised by the Citizenship Foundation, taking on various legal roles in a case regarding a stolen mobile phone and threatening behaviour. “We were very proud of… Read more »

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