01.10.2015

Penrice Host and Win Rugby Tournament

On Tuesday 29th September, we hosted the U16 Army 10S Rugby Tournament 2015, inviting schools from all over Cornwall to compete in a round-robin style event. After a full afternoon of highly competitive rugby, Penrice emerged as winners. The eight teams – Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth – joined hosts… Read more »

30.09.2015

Creating a Buzz about Reading

This week our Year 7s were presented with the books they had chosen as part of Bookbuzz, a reading programme from Book Trust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture. Mr Johnson, English Teacher at Penrice, said: “The Bookbuzz scheme is a great opportunity to… Read more »

30.09.2015

Inside Poetry Club

“I really like Poetry Club – it’s a chance to be creative in all sorts of ways. I love English, and Poetry Club is like English lessons but with no limitations at all!” (Maria, Year 8) Poetry Club, run by Mr Jackson and Mr Larham, is an opportunity for students to be creative without boundaries…. Read more »

30.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Activities

On Thursday 24th September, before taking on their Open Day duties, our Prefect Team, led by the Senior Prefects, took part in a number of activities designed to test their skills in leadership and assertiveness. Mr Wood, Head of Year 11, said: “Learning to be assertive when necessary is an important part of being a… Read more »

29.09.2015

Year 8s Bake for Macmillan

Last week Year 8 held a Cake Sale to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, following a morning of baking earlier in the week. The students, from 8E0, raised over £130 for the charity, which offers support and advice for those who have cancer. Miss Oldrieve explains: “Jess was the driving force behind the sale… Read more »

28.09.2015

Year 10 Historians at Pendennis

Year 10 historians were blessed with a beautiful day to visit the Carrick Roads last week, as this cohort prepare for their controlled assessment tasks which require them to investigate the impact of the First and Second World Wars on the costal defences surrounding the estuary. Allowed to explore the grounds of Pendennis Castle in… Read more »

25.09.2015

Star Student: Harriet, Year 11

This week’s Year 11 assembly celebrated the achievements of Penrice students who completed work experience placements before the summer break. Awards included Best Log Book in each Tutor Group, presented by tutors, the Head of Year Award, presented by Mr Wood for those nominated by their employers or by Penrice staff who visited during the… Read more »

25.09.2015

Year 8 History – First World War

On Friday 11th September Amanda Phipps, a Phd student at Exeter university, came in to observe the teaching of History in Penrice. Amanda, under the supervision of Dr Catriona Pennell who is based at Exeter’s Penryn campus in Cornwall, is studying the use of artistic representations in teaching English school children about the First World… Read more »

25.09.2015

Sport Report: 25/09/2015

Another busy week in Penrice Sport with 12 fixtures taking place, featuring 192 students, including three cup fixtures with six schools from around Cornwall playing at Penrice in Rugby, Football and Netball! With training programmes now up and running the students are reaping the benefits of their commitment to training with results continually improving. Notably this… Read more »

25.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: A Zest for Life

This week we held our annual Open Day and Open Evening, inviting all the Year 6 pupils in the town schools to spend a day with us to give them a taste of life at Penrice, and to see what secondary schools are like. We asked for hands up on who had a brother or… Read more »

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