09.05.2017

CLASS Blog: Life Changing Decisions

Who should make life changing decisions – doctors or parents? For her first CLASS Blog, Mrs Malcolm explores ethics in modern medicine. You may have heard about a little boy called Charlie Gard, who was born in August 2016. He was quite healthy at birth, and then his parents noticed that his health and his… Read more »

08.05.2017

Penrice Complete ‘Best Ten Tors Yet’.

On Friday 5th May 2017, Penrice Academy students began their annual challenge of completing the South West’s famous Ten Tors – and this year was the most successful to date. Fifteen Penrice students in Years 9, 10 and 11 took to the Moors for the 35 mile and 45 mile route; Captains Sam Cornell and… Read more »

05.05.2017

My Experience in Kissi Town

My experience in Kissi Town was an emotional one. We saw families living in squalor; 8 people crammed into, essentially, a 10ft by 8ft box made from corrugated iron. We saw sewage openly running down the street and people picking through mountains of rubbish at the side of the road, looking for anything to salvage…. Read more »

02.05.2017

Leavers’ Ball 2017

On Friday 28th April 2017, Penrice Academy’s Year 11 Class of 2017 headed to Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to celebrate their time at school. Over 200 students came together in stunning dresses and suave suits and were l2met by sunshine and a gorgeous ocean backdrop as they arrived on the red carpet, flanked by beaming… 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 »

03.04.2017

£16,500 for #Penrice3580

24 hours of Sport sees fundraising term for #Penrice3580 end on a high   From 1pm Thursday 23rd March until 1pm Friday 24th March, 33 Year 11s at Penrice Academy played 24 hours’ worth of sport, in aid of the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The event was the culmination of 8 weeks of whole-school… Read more »

08.03.2017

Teacher Training Evening

Cornwall Teacher Training Information Evening – 24th April 2017 On Monday 24th April 2017, Penrice Academy will be hosting a free Train to Teach Event from 5pm to 8pm. The purpose of the event is to provide information about pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in the South West. It… Read more »

03.03.2017

Year 10 Science Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 10 immersed themselves once again in the world of Science, with our annual Science Day. The day saw the whole year take part in a range of sessions and workshops, featuring special guests from Cornwall College talking Engineering, Animal Care, Food and Virtual Reality, and the University of Exeter, talking… Read more »

28.02.2017

Christiana Rides for #Penrice3580

On Saturday 25th February, Christiana Dean from Year 11 led a Sponsored Horse Ride at the Eden Project in support of our International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding horses and showjumping for as long as I can remember, having a family horse at the age of 4, and… Read more »

27.02.2017

Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »

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