24.01.2015

Year 6 Printmaking Workshop

This week, pupils from Mount Charles, St Mawes and Pondhu Primary School visited Penrice Academy for a Printmaking Workshop. They learnt a number of techniques including the Reduction Method and the Addition Method of printing, using various types of paper and colours. Mrs Menear, Year 6 Teaching Assistant at Pondhu, said: “It’s lovely to see… Read more »

22.01.2015

Students Perform at HFC Showcase

Penrice Students at the Hall For Cornwall

On Monday 19th January, 17 Penrice students represented their school at the Cornwall Secondary Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. The theme of the night was Kernow Tales: Tall and Small, with 11 schools, two youth drama groups and three choirs celebrating Cornish culture using drama, dance and music to portray a… Read more »

21.01.2015

Students Brainstorm New Website

iPad Geniuses at leap in St Austell

This week, 10 of our iPad Geniuses visited St Austell Web Designers Leap to explore ideas for a new school website. The students acted as the business ‘clients’ representing the school, providing ideas and suggestions as to what the new website should be like. The Geniuses, who help students around the school with technical difficulties… Read more »

15.01.2015

Student Artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students create artwork for Charlie Hebdo

Students in Year 10 at Penrice Academy have finished their artwork symbolising the terrorist attacks at Charlie Hebdo in Paris earlier this month. The day after news came of the shootings on 7th January 2015, students came together in assembly to think about freedom of speech, religion and free press. The assembly was followed by… Read more »

13.01.2015

French Theatre Comes to Penrice

Penrice students with Onatti French Theatre Company

On Friday 13th January, the Hall at Penrice played host to a foreign language theatre company for the very first time. The Onatti French Theatre Company performs plays in French and Spanish specifically aimed at KS3 new language learners. Last week, students in Years 7, 8  and 9 enjoyed the plays  – performed entirely in… Read more »

13.01.2015

Year 7s Explore Geevor Tin Mine

Year 7s from Penrice Visit Geevor Tin Mine

“I can see a Tin Mine!” On Monday 13th January, 12 Year 7 students descended into Geevor Tin Mine on a field trip tackling elements of English, history, geography and Cornish heritage. Greeted by wind, rain and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, the students, led by Tour Guide Mark, learned about life as a… Read more »

10.01.2015

Freddie’s A Star at GCSE Mathematics

Freddie Dunn achieved an A* in GCSE maths – despite only being in Year 8. He originally achieved an A last year but was determined to get an A*. After a lot of hard work and extra study, he reached his goal. Freddie said: “I’m so happy I got the A*. I’ve had a lot of support from… Read more »

07.01.2015

All Aboard the Pirate Bus

Students on the Pirate Media Bus for Apprenticeships

On Wednesday 7th January, Penrice Academy became the first school in Cornwall to be visited by Pirate FM’s Media Bus, a state-of-the-art training vehicle unique to Cornwall. The careers event, in partnership with Cornwall Apprenticeships, was designed to encourage Year 10 students to see apprenticeships in a new way.  They discussed the benefits of apprenticeships,… Read more »

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