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 »

03.02.2017

Lions’ Gold Award for Daisy

On Thursday 2nd February 2017, Lions Barry Merrifield and Bill Roberts from the Lions Club of St Austell joined Year 10 at Penrice Academy for assembly, to talk about their Young Leaders in Service Programme. The programme, which is available for students of all ages, gives young people the opportunity to volunteer locally, nationally and… Read more »

16.12.2016

BayLife at Lemon Street

by Ryan We had our first Trade Fair as BayLife on Sunday 11th December 2016 at Lemon Street Market, Truro. We made an astounding £31.50 from our 1st Trade Fair! We attracted loads of customers with our product of T-Shirts made from recycled cotton; we also had key rings made of recycled MDF which were… Read more »

15.12.2016

The Invictus Trust

This term we have been proudly supporting The Invictus Trust as our local charity, one of two charities we’re supporting all year. Some of our Prefects, led by Head Students Gabe and Natalie, have been busy this week selling Invictus merchandise including t-shirts and bracelets, in order to spread the message of the charity. Our… Read more »

15.12.2016

7JC Sign Christmas

This term, Miss Cox has been teaching her Year 7 tutor group British Sign Language during Registration. Miss Cox explains: “I have been taking a course outside of school in British Sign Language as I have always wanted to learn. I am so impressed by how quickly my form has taken to it, how passionate… Read more »

14.12.2016

Introducing: PE Colours

Last week’s Christmas Celebration Assemblies saw the first students awarded their Penrice PE Colours to celebrate their commitment, achievement, professionalism and performance in extracurricular PE. Colours are as follows: · Year 7 – Yellow · Year 8 – Black (Half Colours) · Year 9 – Silver · Year 10 – Gold (Full Colours) Throughout Year 10,… Read more »

09.12.2016

Year 11 Mannequin Challenge!

Our students attempt Cornwall’s biggest Mannequin Challenge yet! On Thursday 8th December 2016, over 250 staff and students completed the #mannequinchallenge – the internet viral video craze which has been seen everywhere from The X Factor to the White House… in just one take. Each Year, all our students in Year 11 come together to work… Read more »

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