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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »