23.11.2016

Young Enterprise 2016: BayLife

As part of the national Young Enterprise Programme, Penrice’s aspiring young business men and women will be competing to sell their products against 11 of the county’s schools and colleges. Students will sell their newly created products at a Christmas Fair on Sunday December 11th 2016 at Lemon Street Market, Truro BayLife are Penrice Academy’s Young… Read more »

23.11.2016

Year 9 Parliament Day

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016 we welcomed Roz Birch, Parliament’s Outreach Officer for the South West, for a series of workshops with Year 9 known as Parliament Day. Beginning with assembly, Roz spoke to students about her role of getting young people into politics and the importance of helping students develop their understanding of democracy… Read more »

18.11.2016

Interview: Football Star Chelsea

On Friday 21st October, Chelsea  from Year 8 and Olivia from Year 9 took part in the Cornwall School’s FA Trials. All girls of school age that play football for Cornwall or Devon Advanced Coaching Centres were invited to the trials, held at Brannel School. After the trials, Chelsea and Olivia were successful in being… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice and Age UK

This term, a selection of Year 10 and Year 11 students have been visiting Age UK’s St Austell Day Centre, based at St Johns church, once a fortnight to spend time with the community. The visits form both part of Thursday’s Penrice Plus initiative and go towards the Volunteering section of the girls’ Bronze Duke… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

14.11.2016

Star Students: Our U14 Netball Team

Congratulations to the U14 Netball team who pulled out a brilliant set of performances on Saturday at the County Tournament to come 7th out of 22 teams! “The 8 teams who got to the quarter finals were of an exceptional standard with a high percentage of county and club players. Penrice have done fantastically well… Read more »

14.11.2016

Showjumping Report: November

It was a brilliant weekend for the Penrice Academy Showjumping squad. On Saturday 12th November 2016, Christiana Dean (pictured above, middle) competed at Tall Trees Arena representing the Academy – she came 2nd in a huge 1 metre open class. This summer Christiana completed a lifetime dream of competing at Royal Cornwall and her summer… Read more »

11.11.2016

Penrice Remembers 2016

On the morning of Friday 11th November 2016, Penrice staff and students came together in the garden for our annual Service of Remembrance. Students from all years and a variety of organisations – from Scouts and Guides to Army and Sea Cadets – paid their respects to service men and women lost in combat around… 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 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 »

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