13.10.2015

Penrice Orchestra Study Ten Pieces

Last week, musicians from Senior and Junior Orchestra were taken to the cinema to see the BBC film Ten Pieces. This film shows the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Ten Pieces and interviews with the musicians involved.  Students at Penrice will be learning Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, plus one more piece of their choice. Mr Jones… Read more »

09.10.2015

Star Students: 100% Attendance

This week’s Star Students are those who have gained 100% in their time so far at Penrice Academy. Congratulations to: Dan Watkins, Ben Webley, Sophie Dowrick, Liam Best, Frazer Natalie, Lauren Knight, Ben Williamson, Eleanor Cook, Travis Colwell-Sharp, Jamie Dyke, Samuel Cornell, Ryan Ferkin, Max Hamley, Connie Hawthorne, Jolie Kendall, Ben Lewis, Kenneth Menear, Alex Rogers, Abigail… Read more »

08.10.2015

See Your Design on a Go Jute Bag!

This month, bag manufacturers Go Jute are offering students at Penrice Academy a chance to have their own personal design printed on a batch of reusable bags, in line with the new Plastic Bag Tax, which will see all single-use bags coming with a 5p charge from this month. Richard from Go Jute, who have international… Read more »

07.10.2015

Inside Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra takes place every Tuesday afternoon in the Music Suite. It’s for passionate Penrice musicians to come together and experience playing together as an orchestra. Mr Jones, Music Teacher, said: “This is a friendly and fun orchestra for beginners up to Grade 3. Even if you can’t play anything yet, you can join in… Read more »

07.10.2015

Discussing PHSE with Bodmin College

On Monday 5th October, a selection of Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 students from Penrice Academy and Bodmin College came together in The Core to discuss the teaching of PHSE at their schools. The students discussed what had been taught in the past, what was currently being taught and what they believe would be… Read more »

02.10.2015

Sport Report: 02/10/2015

This weeks sport review starts with news of another trophy added to the ever expanding trophy cabinet at Penrice with the Y11 Rugby team again proving their quality in winning the Army 10s Championships on home soil. Eight teams competed including, Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth joining Penrice competing in 28… Read more »

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 »

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