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 »

04.03.2015

Enterprise Day

Nathan from Year 9 shows off his pasties

On Wednesday 4th March, Penrice welcomed the Proper Cornish Food Company for Business Enterprise Day, part of National Careers Week, to promote entrepreneurial spirit as well as develop awareness of the range of skills needed for different jobs. Year 9 students were set different tasks throughout the day, with the goal of promoting a Proper… Read more »

24.02.2015

Year 10s Explore Architecture

Year 10s show their work at Accessing Architecture Day

On Tuesday 24th February, six Year 10 students from Penrice experienced the subject of Architecture at a Taster Day at Bodmin College. Liam Gennis, Rhys Johns, Tom Perry, Bailey Cannon, Marco Barressi and Emily Carr took part in a busy and exciting day, which involved interactive and practical workshops and advice from a university student… Read more »

24.02.2015

Penrice and the Phoenix Project

Penrice Students work through their drill at the Phoenix Project

This month, ten Year 10 students were handpicked to participate in the Princess Trust Phoenix Project, run by St Austell Fire Station, with the aim of building self-confidence and community spirit. Carlos Whittle, George Bolt, Bethan Paige, Daisy Snelgrove-Chandler, Tia Mellor, Chelsi Gale, Liam, Westpfel, Lewis Hambly, Ashley Skinner and Lewis Macdonald spent the week… Read more »

12.02.2015

Students Record at Pirate FM

Penrice Students recording at Pirate FM Studios

On Thursday 12th February, six students from Penrice Academy wrote and recorded a radio advert at Pirate FM, as winners and runners up of last month’s competition aboard the Pirate FM Media Bus. Olivia Rootes, Toni Miller, Natashia Goodwin, Jake Forrester, Jessica Stevens and Georgina Rowe spent the day touring the studio, working closely with… Read more »

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