09.12.2016

Year 11 Mannequin Challenge!

Our students attempt Cornwall’s biggest Mannequin Challenge yet! On Thursday 8th December 2016, over 250 staff and students completed the #mannequinchallenge – the internet viral video craze which has been seen everywhere from The X Factor to the White House… in just one take. Each Year, all our students in Year 11 come together to work… Read more »

24.11.2016

Star Students: Penrice 4FS Dancers

Congratulations to Grace and Ellie (Year 7), Molly M (Year 8), Mollie S and Ashleigh (Year 9), Emily, Ellie M and Elli T (Year 11)  who recently returned from the UK Street Dance Challenge and UDO Welsh Street Dance championships with 4FS Dance. The girls were part of the teams who won both competitions and… Read more »

18.11.2016

Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

11.11.2016

Penrice Remembers 2016

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016, Penrice staff and students came together in the garden for our annual Service of Remembrance. Students from all years and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around… Read more »

02.11.2016

Penrice Careers Fair 2016

On Tuesday 1st November we held our annual Careers Fair, an opportunity for our students to discuss the fast approaching GCSE options process as well as talking about post 16 and 18 options with colleges, universities, training providers and employers. Year 10 students were also able to discuss the possibility of Work Experience placements with employers… Read more »

02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

13.10.2016

Cornwall Careers Show 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016, the whole of Year 10 from Penrice Academy attended the Careers Show in Wadebridge to experience life beyond Penrice. The Careers Show sees over 100 exhibitors come together at the Royal Cornwall Showground to give visiting students the opportunity to ask questions, try new things, discover existing skills and passions… Read more »

23.09.2016

Work Experience Awards

On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, no less than 58 students were handed Heads of Year Awards for their effort, enthusiasm and professionalism during their Work Experience in July. Mr Sutcliffe explained: “The Head of Year Award goes to students who were nominated by the visiting member of staff, employer or myself… Read more »

23.09.2016

Star Students: Alice and Natalie

Outstanding Work Experience Award On Friday 23rd September during our Year 11 assembly, Alice Avery and Natalie Pramuk were awarded the Outstanding Work Experience Award by Mr Cardigan for exceptional Work Experience placements. Alice, who is keen to work in the media, spent her week with Pirate FM and even featured live on air, and Natalie… Read more »

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