03.05.2016

Maths Challenge: The IMOK

The International Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (IMOK) Leading on from our hugely successful Intermediate Maths Challenge, two students have done fantastically well. Jack Parr qualified for the Pink Kangaroo (25 multiple choice questions) and scored in the top 25% from 5,346 students, scoring 90 out of a possible 135. The average score was 72. Jack… Read more »

29.04.2016

We Dance United!

On Thursday 28th April, Penrice Academy hosted We Dance United, a dance showcase bringing together young dancers from across St Austell and celebrating incredible talent. The night saw performances from Penrice students, as well as dance groups 4ps, 4FS, Emerge, Made in Cornwall and performances from students from Cornwall College. Miss Nance said: “Dancing with… Read more »

26.04.2016

Star Student: Joe, Year 7

This week’s Star Student is drummer Joe Broughton, nominated by Music Teacher Mr Jones. Joe, who has been playing drums since he was just 6 having received a kit for Christmas, has achieved his Grade 5, which is an incredible achievement for his age. Mr Jones said: “Your average Year 7 would join us on… Read more »

26.04.2016

Cali and Jake at the Royal Albert Hall

Over the Easter break, Year 8’s Cali Sage and Jake Trembath from Year 9 performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ sections of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The NYCGB aim to be the most inspirational and innovative organisation for young singers in the UK. They ‘discover… Read more »

22.04.2016

National Award for Young Carers!

Penrice Academy has become the first school in Cornwall to receive the Bronze award for work in ensuring that Young Carers don’t miss out on education. “Young Carers have been a massive support network for me at home and at school, if I’m struggling or just need someone to talk to, I always have the… Read more »

15.04.2016

Star Student: Ricardo Sanchez

  Over the Easter break, Year 10’s star golfer Ricardo Sanchez qualified for the second time in three years to represent Cornwall in the England Golf Junior Champion Club event in July.  Ricardo was one of three members of Truro Juniors who combined to achieve a team total of 111 stableford points to beat hosts… Read more »

13.04.2016

Showjumping Report: Easter

During the Easter holidays the showjumping girls headed out for their first British National Show Jumping competition. It’s the first time the British Show Jumping Association has recognised that there are schools with incredible jumping talent within them and have opened their doors to providing competitions for students and their horses and the chance of… Read more »

13.04.2016

Star Student: Natalie Pramuk

“I’d like to nominate Natalie Pramuk from Year 10 for Star Student this week. Natalie is filling in for a student in the Year 11 GCSE Drama Moderation and her commitment to ensure my Year 11s are still on track to achieve well has been incredible.” “Her hard work and commitment to the cause has been exceptional…. Read more »

11.03.2016

Midsummer: “We’ve done it again!”

This March saw Penrice Academy’s Whole School Production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to hundreds of friends, family, staff and visiting primary schools to cheers and roaring laughter. Director Mr Tew said the performances were ‘stunning’: “We’ve done it again! I simply can’t believe how brilliantly the cast and crew have stepped up once… Read more »

11.03.2016

Star Students: Talking about the EU

This week as part of BBC School Report, Mock Election students Kordelia, Bella and Daisy focussed on one of the most prominent stories in the UK media at the moment – the EU Referendum. In preparation for the day, the girls approached our local MP, Steve Double, to ask him for his thoughts on Britain… Read more »

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