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 »

01.02.2016

Year 10 Employability Workshops

On Thursday 29th January, Year 10 students took part in workshops with the Royal Signals in the build up to their work experience placement in the summer term. The representatives from Royal Signals, Blandford, led a presentation highlighting the skills that employers look for in young people, before students took part in challenges in maths… Read more »

15.01.2016

Year 8 Go for It!

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 8 students took part in a variety of workshops across the school, to gain experience in different industries and test out their skills, taking the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the world of work. Professionals from industries like Koko Hair and Beauty and catering from Carlyon Bay… Read more »

13.01.2016

University Lecture for Young Historians

On Friday 8th January, a group of more able history students went to Cornwall College to hear lectures from historians based at Exeter University, a member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Topics included violence in Colonial India, the Irish revolution, St Austell’s history and issues of studying child soldiers in modern conflict. Students… Read more »

10.12.2015

Young Enterprise: Meet RipScene

On Saturday 5th December, seven Penrice Academy Young Enterprise students met at Cornwall Services to sell their product at the Young Enterprise Christmas Trade Fair. RipScene, a team of Year 10s – Jake Richardson, Megan Wenmouth, Sam Goble, Heather Smith, Lucy Warne, Natalie Frazer, Lowenna Cleary, Cameron Taylor, Lewis Dorman, Eloise Rabey and Joshua Fildes –… Read more »

02.12.2015

Beyond Penrice: Matthew Shepherd

Former Student Matthew Shepherd is a researcher for BBC South West, based at BBC Radio Cornwall in Truro. Earlier in the year he was part of the production team behind the BBC’s interview with students, staff and our resident Therapy Dog, Harvey. You can read about the interview here. We took the opportunity to find… Read more »

19.11.2015

Guest Speaker: BBC’s Ros Atkins

On Friday 13th November, Penrice Academy welcomed guest speaker BBC Journalist Ros Atkins, to deliver a 30 minute talk to some of our Year 10 students as part of Speakers for Schools. Ros, who grew up in Cornwall and currently has an evening programme on BBC World Service, discussed ‘removing barriers to success’, talking honestly about… Read more »

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