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 »

14.03.2016

RIPSCENE to sell at Eden

As part of the National Young Enterprise Programme, Penrice Academy’s aspiring young business men and women of RIPSCENE will be competing to sell their products at Eden this weekend, against 11 of the county’s schools and colleges. They are all set to sell their newly created products at a Spring fair on Saturday 19th March…. 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 »

10.02.2016

Madi Cole: Future Chef

On Wednesday 10th February Madi Cole from Year 9 blew judges away at the regional finals of Future Chef 2016, earning 1st place and a spot in the National Finals to be held in London in March. “Madi has proved herself to be one of the brightest young chefs in the whole of the south west… Read more »

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