08.03.2017

Teacher Training Evening

Cornwall Teacher Training Information Evening – 24th April 2017 On Monday 24th April 2017, Penrice Academy will be hosting a free Train to Teach Event from 5pm to 8pm. The purpose of the event is to provide information about pursuing a career in teaching and how to apply for training in the South West. It… Read more »

06.03.2017

Ten Tors Training 2017

During the first weekend of March 2017, Penrice Academy students braved the elements on Dartmoor for Ten Tors Training. The event was held over 2 days and included an overnight camp under canvas in Princetown. Over 200 students from around 16 different schools and other youth training organisations were present, all competing for space on the… Read more »

03.03.2017

Year 10 Science Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, Year 10 immersed themselves once again in the world of Science, with our annual Science Day. The day saw the whole year take part in a range of sessions and workshops, featuring special guests from Cornwall College talking Engineering, Animal Care, Food and Virtual Reality, and the University of Exeter, talking… Read more »

28.02.2017

Christiana Rides for #Penrice3580

On Saturday 25th February, Christiana Dean from Year 11 led a Sponsored Horse Ride at the Eden Project in support of our International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. How long have you been riding? I’ve been riding horses and showjumping for as long as I can remember, having a family horse at the age of 4, and… Read more »

27.02.2017

Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »

24.02.2017

Penrice Bag Pack for Invictus

On Monday 20th February, the Penrice Academy Council spent the day at Tesco in St Austell, raising awareness for The Invictus Trust, our chosen local charity for this academic year. The Academy Council, led by Head Boy Gabe Connolly and Head Girl Natalie Pramuk, have already raised hundreds for the charity through selling T-Shirts and… Read more »

24.02.2017

Year 8 Lead Life-Like DT Project

This year our Most Able Year 8 Design & Technology students are working on a huge two-term project which will see them meeting with ‘clients’, discussing specifications and planning, designing and constructing a product from scratch. Mr Watson explains: “Our designers have been provided with a context and product stimuli and will need to work… Read more »

23.02.2017

Youth Speaks 2017

On Tuesday 21st February, our Year 9 Youth Speaks Team of Natalie Eggleton, Kayleigh Pytel and Shannon Oliver came first in the District Final in Tavistock, having also won the first heat of the Rotary competition at Penrice Academy before Half Term! The Rotary Club encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people and this… Read more »

10.02.2017

Mr Banfield Skis for #Penrice3580

by Sam, Adam, Alfie and Jack (The Media Team) We interviewed Mr Banfield, a Geography Teacher at Penrice, who did the whole Fun Run for Project 3580 on Skis; this is what he told us. Why did you decide to do the sponsored run in skis? “A few weeks ago I said to every teacher that it… Read more »

10.02.2017

The #Penrice3580 Fun Run

Penrice Academy Students Raise £12,000 in just FOUR WEEKS. On Thursday 9th February 2017, over 700 students from all years at Penrice Academy took part in a Sponsored Fun Run – the first whole school event supporting the school’s International Charity Project, #Penrice3580. The Fun Run was the culmination of a month of fundraising –… Read more »

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