16.11.2018

The Penrice Language Challenge

We are launching our first Penrice Language Challenge! In our school we have students that can speak a huge range of languages including: English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Putonghua, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Hindi, Russian, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Shqip, German, Tagalog, Filipino, Japanese and Greek! Our Language Challenge, working with DuoLingo, is an opportunity for students and… Read more »

05.11.2018

Penrice Remembers: ‘6190’

Last term for Penrice Plus, Mr Carter’s Art group wanted to create their own response to the centenary of the end of the First World War. Mr Carter explains: “Looking at larger scale projects such as ‘The Shrouds of the Somme’ and ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ at the Tower of London, we aimed to… Read more »

19.10.2018

Penrice Academy’s Big Draw 2018

“Do your best and never stop.” (Stephen Wiltshire) This year for the Big Draw, students at Penrice Academy drew a city together. The Big Draw is a global community festival, which celebrates the universal language of drawing.  Each year the Art Department has been part of the Big Draw, but usually on small scale and… Read more »

17.10.2018

Kieran’s Endeavour Award

Meet Kieran – Endeavor Cup winner! Friday 12th October was the St Austell Swimming Club’s AGM and Presentation evening, held at St Austell Cricket Club. This was a well-supported evening with adults and children from Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Masters. Awards and medals for the swimmers were given out by the new Head… Read more »

12.10.2018

Angus – Champion Swimmer

Meet Angus, Year 11’s champion swimmer It was an amazing summer for Angus. On Friday 3rd August 2018 he competed in the 50 metre breaststroke at Pond’s Forge, Sheffield in the English National Summer Swimming Championships. Only the fastest 20 swimmers in England in each age group are invited.  Only 2 other boys from Cornwall… Read more »

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 »

08.10.2018

Christmas Card Competition 2018

It’s that time of year again – your chance to design Penrice Academy’s official Christmas card. The Task: To design Penrice Academy’s official Christmas Card for Christmas 2018 The Theme: ‘What Christmas means to me.’ The Design: To be submitted A4 or A5 or digitally as a JPEG Can be full colour or black and white Can… 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 »

16.07.2018

Penrice Elizabethan Fair

On Tuesday 10th of July, the sun rose high above the trees, casting long shadows over the bunting and marquees on the fields at Penrice. The smell of baking bread hung in the air, mixing with smoke from the clay ovens, before drifting across the field on a gentle breeze. Minstrels broke into a spirited rendition of… Read more »

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