25.06.2015

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

On Thursday 25th June, Penrice Academy staff and around 50 local Primary pupils celebrated 150 years of Alice with croquet, costumes, ice cream sandwiches and, of course, tea, at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Visiting pupils from Mevagissey, Bishop Bronescombe, Mount Charles and Pondhu Primary Schools explored the magical world of Wonderland dressed as iconic… Read more »

24.06.2015

Year 8s Learn Cornish!

On Wednesday 24th June, 11 Year 8s went to St Austell Library for a workshop on speaking the Cornish Language. The workshop, run by Mike Tressider and Pol Hodge from the Cornish Language Partnership, gave the students the opportunity to consider the origins of English and Cornish, before trying their hand at pronouncing some Cornish… Read more »

19.06.2015

School Games Maker Day

With the Sainsbury’s Cornwall School Games only one week away, more than 300 sports leaders from all over Cornwall descended on Penrice Academy today (Friday 19th June) for Leadership Training. The day saw students taking part in workshops and team building activities throughout the day, learning about event management,  discussing athlete welfare and performance leadership… Read more »

18.06.2015

Opening of the Garden

On Thursday 18th June, the Academy Council came together in the sun to open the school’s new garden and outdoor classroom, complete with two signposts pointing in the direction of prominent cities around the globe. In their final speech as Head Students, Billie and Toby thanked the Site Team – who constructed the outdoor classroom… Read more »

16.06.2015

Penrice Academy Awards Evenings

On Monday and Tuesday this week, we presented Awards to Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students, nominated by their teachers for their hard in specific subjects during their time at Penrice. A new addition to the Penrice calendar, the evenings saw students in each Year recognised for their efforts in subjects ranging from sport… Read more »

11.06.2015

Penrice Guides at the Cornwall Show

Last week, Girl Guides from 6th St Austell and 1st Mevagissey Guides represented the school at the Royal Cornwall Show, as part of the Messenger Service. The girls spent three long days working extremely hard and carried out a variety of responsible tasks including being ‘Show hosts’, collecting and delivering results, showing VIPs to their… Read more »

09.06.2015

Year 6 Transition Day

On Tuesday 9th June, we welcomed some excited Year 6s from local schools, who are joining us in September, for an additional Transition Day of team building games in the sun. The day included a Treasure Hunt and making ‘spears’ and Goblins with the Forest School. Mrs Macdonald, from the ELC, said: “The transition to… Read more »

08.06.2015

Meet the Senior Prefect Team

This week, the newly appointed Senior Prefect Team met with Mr Parker for lunch, to discuss the upcoming academic year and the challenges and experiences that come with being a Senior Prefect. Mr Parker said: “Every year I ask the Senior Prefect Team to make sure they leave a legacy. This year the Head Boy… Read more »

05.06.2015

Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… Read more »

03.06.2015

Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

Every year, students at Penrice are given the opportunity to participate in The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, which aims to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency, by using mathematical techniques to solve challenging problems.  This year 5 Year 11 students were awarded certificates for their achievements – Morwenna Tamblyn achieved Best in Year, Best… Read more »

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