19.01.2018

Primary Art Workshop 2018

On Wednesday 17th January, Year 4s and 5s from Sandyhill and Poldhu primaries spent the day in the Art Department at Penrice creating mixed media imaginary worlds inspired by artists Joseph Cornell and Kristjana S Williams – and the film Avatar. Miss Morse explained: “We worked in one of our iMac suites to find and… Read more »

16.01.2018

Year 8 GO 4 IT 2018

On Wednesday 10th January, Penrice Academy once again opened its doors to a range of local and regional industry experts for Year 8 GO 4 IT Day. The day saw our Year 8s taking part in activities across the school, meeting professionals, improving skills and trying their hand at new things. GO 4 It day… Read more »

09.01.2018

Review: King Arthur

“A mysterious yet wonderful storyline that made you feel like you were living in the story.” Last term some of our MAble students travelled to the Hall for Cornwall to see Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur. Year 7’s Daisy has written a review on her experience. This thrilling story, King Arthur, was beautifully performed at the… Read more »

20.12.2017

Christmas Donations from Year 10

As part of their English Literature course, Year 10 have been studying Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whilst the story is a seasonal classic, the novella has given us a reminder of the need and poverty that we still see around us today. In Stave 1 we see Scrooge counting his money, “A squeezing wrenching, grasping, scraping,… Read more »

18.12.2017

Freya’s Story: The William Project

This term Penrice English launched an auspicious Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘equality’. Miss Sigrist explains: “I felt equality was an apt issue to explore, as the power of language can and has been used to change the world.” “As a department we were really excited to see what our students created and… Read more »

13.12.2017

Duke of Edinburgh 2017

This term at Penrice Academy, 45 students will achieve their Bronze Award from last year; a fantastic achievement for our students. Well done to everyone. This year we also have a further 80 students enrolled on the Duke of Edinburgh Award including Year 9s, 10s and a few Year 11s. To achieve their Award they… Read more »

08.12.2017

Penrice and Operation Encompass

On Monday December 4th 2017, Penrice Academy became an Operation Encompass School. Operation Encompass is an initiative developed with Devon and Cornwall Police to ensure that the school will be informed of any domestic abuse incident attended by the Police the day after the incident has occurred, where a child from our school has been… Read more »

07.12.2017

Penrice Christmas Decorations

Christmas season in upon us and our amazing team of new designers in an after school club have made our school a festive place to be by adding a pinch of Christmas magic to it. They made reindeer heads out of Penrice’s recycled cardboard and it only took 2 hours to make all of them!… Read more »

28.11.2017

U14 County Netball 2017

Report from Team PE On Saturday 18th November, our girls did the Academy and themselves proud when they finished 4th in the County!   There were 2 pools and the girls finished runners up to Penryn (only coming 2nd to them and winning all of our other games). This meant that they had to play… Read more »

27.11.2017

Remembrance Crosses 2017

On Friday 10th November, our students proudly laid their crosses, remembering those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The Last Post was performed once again by Lia. Students came together in their forms to write messages on a wooden cross, to lay in the garden during the service. Adam from the Student Media Team… Read more »

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