16.07.2018

Penrice Elizabethan Fair

On Tuesday 10th of July, the sun rose high above the trees, casting long shadows over the bunting and marquees on the fields at Penrice. The smell of baking bread hung in the air, mixing with smoke from the clay ovens, before drifting across the field on a gentle breeze. Minstrels broke into a spirited rendition of… Read more »

06.07.2018

Mrs Selley Wins National Award!

We are delighted to announce that longstanding teacher and Careers Lead at Penrice, Charlotte Selley, has been recognised as National Careers Leader of the Year by the Careers & Enterprise Company. The CEC annual awards ceremony, held at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire on Wednesday 5th July 2018, celebrated the work of schools, colleges, businesses, and… Read more »

29.06.2018

Be Strong Online

On Thursday 28th of June 2018 we held a training day which saw a number of students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors, helping to develop an initiative to promote positive online behaviour and build digital resilience. Will from the Media Team reports. Be Strong Online is a digital resilience programme for young people from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign…. Read more »

18.06.2018

Year 7 Create Adverts for Open Day

On Monday 18th June 2018, Year 7 once again took charge of recording our Open Day adverts with Pirate FM – leading everything from planning and scripting to recording and social media treatment. The workshop, run by Rachel and Libby from Pirate FM’s Education & Training, saw 20 students come together to brainstorm what makes… Read more »

05.06.2018

Leila Selected for Cornwall Food Foundation Apprenticeship

Former student Leila Faulkner has been selected as one of the final five for the apprenticeship at the Cornwall Food Foundation! Leila was selected from 150 candidates down to 15 for the first three months, before receiving her place last month. “The dream of being accepted into the Cornwall Food Foundation kept me going through my… Read more »

23.05.2018

Penrice: NCS Champion School

On 23rd May 2018, Penrice Academy were proud to accept Champion School Status from the National Citizen Service for the year 2016/17. The NCS Award highlights the work and support that staff at Penrice have given the programme – notably the encouragement of Penrice students to get involved in the programme each year. In the school… Read more »

18.05.2018

Out of this World Science

On Friday 11th May 2018, the Penrice Academy Science Department and Years 7, 8 and 9 welcomed a very exciting guest –  Mike Grocott from the National Space Centre. Mike’s team have been sponsored by PPG to present some chemistry masterclasses in schools. Year 7s Freya and Evie report “We had an experience that was… Read more »

16.05.2018

Ten Tors 2018

On Friday 11th May, Penrice students once again represented their school and their county at the annual Ten Tors event on Dartmoor. In the 45 Mile category, our Year 11 students set a new landmark with our first full team of six completing the event. Mr de Villiers, Penrice Expeditions Supervisor, said: “It has been a… Read more »

03.05.2018

Penrice Live on the WOW Show

Penrice Academy takes part in pilot episode of brand new careers show On Wednesday 2nd May 2018, Penrice Academy was one of only two schools in the country who took part in a Google Hangout, as part of the pilot of a new careers information initiative. The interactive magazine show – the WOW Show –… Read more »

20.04.2018

Bloodhound: Race to the Line

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, Penrice students were invited to RNAS Culdrose to take part in the Regional Finals of Race to the Line; a project based around the Bloodhound speed record attempts. The project, which has been running for three years, saw a number of schools come together to create and race cars in… Read more »

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