02.11.2016

Penrice Careers Fair 2016

On Tuesday 1st November we held our annual Careers Fair, an opportunity for our students to discuss the fast approaching GCSE options process as well as talking about post 16 and 18 options with colleges, universities, training providers and employers. Year 10 students were also able to discuss the possibility of Work Experience placements with employers… Read more »

02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 8 Make Active Volcanoes

On Tuesday 1st November as part of their module on Volcanoes, Year 8 Geographers were tasked with making a model of an active volcano – showing it erupting in the most impressive way they can. In what is always a hugely popular task combing elements of Food Technology, Science, Art and Geography, students set to… Read more »

01.11.2016

Celebrating El Día de los Muertos

On Tuesday 1st November, our Modern Foreign Language department went all out to celebrate the Mexican festival of El Día de los Muertos – known this side of the Atlantic as Day of the Dead. Mrs Yeo explains: “Despite it’s rather ghoulish name, ‘the Day of the Dead’ is actually a very beautiful celebration that celebrates the… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 7 Get Extreme with their Reading

Last term our English Department set Year 7 the challenge of submitting a photo reading in the most unusual location, position or situation, as part of the national Extreme Reading initiative. And we have been wowed by the response. Mr Johnson said: “Year 7 – your imagination is truly inspiring! We have seen some fabulous… Read more »

01.11.2016

Penrice Remembrance Poppies

With this year’s Remembrance Day fast approaching, Mrs Brittain has brought in 100 knitted poppies in support of the international cause. Mrs Brittain explains: “My husband’s grandma has knitted poppies to raise money for the British Legion Poppy Appeal and asked if Penrice could help! We encourage our students to wear a poppy on Poppy… Read more »

14.10.2016

The Big Draw 2016

On Monday 10th October, some of our talented artists created two stunning murals around the school, using a projector and some pencils, as part of this year’s Big Draw. The designs, which have transformed big areas of previously blank space, can be found in the Humanities Block and the Canteen. Well done to our Big… Read more »

14.10.2016

Sport Report: 14/10/2016

There have been trips all over Cornwall this week from Truro, to Redruth, to Bodmin, to Newquay Tretherras, to Fowey and even a trip across the border to Devon in three sports including Rugby, Netball and Football. The vast majority of the results were successful and both an excellent reflection of the quality of sportsmen and sportswomen currently at Penrice… Read more »

13.10.2016

Cornwall Careers Show 2016

On Thursday 13th October 2016, the whole of Year 10 from Penrice Academy attended the Careers Show in Wadebridge to experience life beyond Penrice. The Careers Show sees over 100 exhibitors come together at the Royal Cornwall Showground to give visiting students the opportunity to ask questions, try new things, discover existing skills and passions… Read more »

07.10.2016

Sport Report 07/10/2016

This week is very much a week all about the boys. Whilst the girls have spent the week training hard in preparation for a busy week of fixtures of Netball and Hockey next week, the boys have been competing in Rugby Sevens and Rugby fixtures versus Fowey. On Tuesday the Y8 boys travelled to Penair… Read more »

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