15.07.2016

Diversity Workshops

On Friday 15th July we welcomed Rob Phillips from Brook and his colleagues from Diversity Role Models for a series of workshops with Year 9 on sexuality discrimination. Rob, who is a former trainee teacher from Penrice Academy, said: “This week we’ve been going into schools around Cornwall, talking to students about homophobic bullying and… Read more »

15.07.2016

Star Students: Penrice Golf

Last week, Ewan Warren (Year 8) Zac Rogers (Year 9) and Ollie Watson (Year 10) travelled 700 miles to Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, to represent their school, club and County in the English National School Championships. Ewan carded a remarkable 39 points, earning an individual 4th place overall out of 102 golfers. We… Read more »

13.07.2016

Farewell from Penrice

On Tuesday we said farewell to those members of staff who are leaving us for new ventures after 1 year, 5 years and in the case of Mrs James, Mrs White, Mrs Clapp and Mrs Brett – over 20 or 30 years. Through laughs, tears and shared memories, speeches were made and flowers and cards… Read more »

19.05.2016

Penrice Guides for Guide Dogs

On the 4th June, four of our Year 11 students – Sam Kendall, Chelsea Tinnion, Zoe Taylor and Marisa McCormack – together with ex-Penrice student Hannah Morcom, are taking part in a sponsored walk for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The girls held a Cake Sale in the Hall on Thursday 19th May to get them started, and… Read more »

13.05.2016

Penrice at Westminster Palace

“It was an unbelievable, once in a life time day that I’ll never forget. I’ve become a lot more aware of what it’s like to be a politician and how much work they put in every day and how passionate they are about what they do – but that’s made me want to pursue it… Read more »

11.05.2016

Baking Bread with Chartwells

On Thursday 5th May, a group of our most enthusiastic and talented Year 7 Catering students took part in a Bread Skills workshop led by Paul Martin, the Head Chef for Chartwells, who provide the school meals at Penrice. Mrs Knowles said: “The students worked in teams to produce a range of shaped bread rolls and… Read more »

10.05.2016

Workshop with the Royal Marines

On Wednesday 4th May, selected students from Years 9 and 10 received a visit from the Royal Marines. Miss Seberry explains: “The students behaved amazingly throughout all of the sessions and you could see it was of huge benefit to them all. Those who would usually lack confidence were fully involved and students channelled their… Read more »

10.05.2016

Young Enterprise Finals 2016

Earlier this term our Young Enterprise team presented their ideas at the finals at RNAS Culdrose. Lucy Warne, Megan Wenmouth, Lowenna Cleary, Kieria Hewett and Jake Richardson – also known as RipScene – were highly commended for their presentation and professionalism and were ranked 3rd or 4th in most categories. Mrs Hanton said: “The students… Read more »

15.04.2016

Star Student: Ricardo Sanchez

  Over the Easter break, Year 10’s star golfer Ricardo Sanchez qualified for the second time in three years to represent Cornwall in the England Golf Junior Champion Club event in July.  Ricardo was one of three members of Truro Juniors who combined to achieve a team total of 111 stableford points to beat hosts… Read more »

24.03.2016

RipScene at Eden

Last Saturday, Penrice Academy’s Young Enterprise team, RipScene, attended the Spring Trade fair at the Eden Project competing with other Cornish schools.  Mrs Hanton explains: “RipScene demonstrated their talents as young entrepreneurs and used their enthusiastic and effective sales techniques to gain customers.  The team received commendation from the judges on the efforts they showed… Read more »

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