11.10.2018

Frankie’s Synchronised Swimming

Last month, Year 10 swimming champion Frankie won gold for her synchronised swimming in Plymouth! Frankie explains: “I have been doing Synchronised swimming since I was 6 years old. I just love the feel of the water as it rushes past you, and the way you can do almost anything in the water as long… Read more »

11.10.2018

Lia Joins the National Youth Brass Band!

Lia in Year 10 has passed her audition for the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain. Back in July she also successfully completed 3 courses with the National Children’s Brass Band of Great Britain. Lia explains: “I played on my first course with the NCBBGB in July 2016 and have since completed 2 more… Read more »

10.10.2018

Remembrance for Peace

Remembrance Day is always a big deal at Penrice Academy. It is arguably one of the most important events of the calendar and it means a lot to our staff and students to mark it each year. To mark Remembrance Day this year at Penrice we are creating a Remembrance Wall, which will be a… Read more »

04.10.2018

Star Student: Denzil, Year 9

Meet Denzil – Year 9’s Shooting Champion. Denzil has had a fantastic year. Following on from his selection by British Shooting to be put on their Talent Pathway earlier this year, he’s been winning multiple local competitions. He competed at the British Grand Prix at Uttoxeter, where he came first in his class, and overall… Read more »

14.09.2018

Plastic Free Penrice: Seas Our Future

Penrice Academy to Launch Plastic Free Campaign Penrice Academy is to join a growing list of communities around the country with a mission to cut back on single use plastic for the good of our oceans. With the help of St Austell Mayor Gary King and the team at Cornwall’s Surfers Against Sewage, students at… Read more »

23.08.2018

Year 11’s ‘Sensational’ GCSE Results

It has been a sensational morning for our Year 11s, opening some of the best results Penrice has ever seen. In another year of uncertainty with the new grading system, Year 11 should be immensely proud of their determination to achieve the highest positive progress grade ever recorded at Penrice – smashing last year’s outstanding… Read more »

29.06.2018

Be Strong Online

On Thursday 28th of June 2018 we held a training day which saw a number of students become Be Strong Online Ambassadors, helping to develop an initiative to promote positive online behaviour and build digital resilience. Will from the Media Team reports. Be Strong Online is a digital resilience programme for young people from The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign…. Read more »

20.04.2018

Sports Report: Girls’ Football

20/04/2018 Although it is only the first week back from the Easter half term, the PE department have had a busy start – kicking off with two exciting Girls’ Football matches resulting in some fantastic news for Penrice Sport! We had two matches last night. Our U14 girls played against Liskeard on home turf and… Read more »

20.04.2018

Bloodhound: Race to the Line

On Tuesday 17th April 2018, Penrice students were invited to RNAS Culdrose to take part in the Regional Finals of Race to the Line; a project based around the Bloodhound speed record attempts. The project, which has been running for three years, saw a number of schools come together to create and race cars in… Read more »

13.03.2018

BBC School Report 2018

This week our Student Reporters tackle a huge question: Why might American schools have to give training in using weapons, while schools in the UK teach staff how to save a life? We learn more about our Mini Medics Programme and our defibrillator, explore the place of women in society in 2018 and speak to… Read more »

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