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 »

18.09.2015

Sport Report: 18/09/2015

This week in Sport has seen all extra-curricular clubs get up and running with some excellent numbers attending; over 100 boys participated in Rugby and 70 girls participated in Netball.  Below is a full list of all the extracurricular school clubs in PE this term: Monday – Year 7/Year 9 Boys Rugby Training and Year 7/Year 8 Girls Netball… Read more »

18.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: A Proud Week for Penrice

  Two weeks into the new term and already the school is into its routines; the Year 7 no longer look lost and the new Year 11 Senior Prefect Team have smoothly taken over and are running break and lunch times. We have run two Information Evenings this week for prospective parents and this year… Read more »

16.09.2015

Star Students: Our Year 7s on the Radio!

On Tuesday 15th September, Pirate FM pitched up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core to broadcast live from the school for the day. Lead by presenter Scott Temple, the team were excited to get a taste of the day to day life of students at Penrice Academy and spoke to a range of members of… Read more »

16.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Bonding Day

Last Friday our Senior Prefect Team took part in a day of teamwork, bonding and leadership development at BF Adventures. The day saw the students tackling a zip wire, canoeing and getting involved in water courses as a team in the old quarry, in order to strengthen and develop their relationships outside of lessons and… Read more »

15.09.2015

Pirate FM Broadcast Live from Penrice

This afternoon we welcomed local Cornish radio station Pirate FM for an Outside Broadcast. The event saw the broadcast team – including presenter Scott Temple – pitch up their mobile ‘studio’ just outside The Core for the day. Scott then broadcast his show as normal, including music, travel and weather, in between speaking with staff… Read more »

11.09.2015

Star Student: Kathryn, Year 9

On Saturday 5th September, AFC St Austell Poltair Park hosted this year’s Gorsedh Kernow ceremony. Alongside the initiation of 20 new bards and the presentation of Gorsedh Kernow’s special awards, competition winners were presented with prizes across a number of entries. Amongst them was this week’s Star Student, Kathryn Taplin in Year 9, nominated by… Read more »

11.09.2015

Principal’s Blog: The First Week

The first week of the new term is over. Our new Year 7, the 55th year group to start at this school, are finding their feet and feeling part of the academy and the number of requests to help find classrooms has dropped to a trickle. The weather this week has felt more like the… Read more »

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