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 »

09.01.2018

Review: King Arthur

“A mysterious yet wonderful storyline that made you feel like you were living in the story.” Last term some of our MAble students travelled to the Hall for Cornwall to see Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur. Year 7’s Daisy has written a review on her experience. This thrilling story, King Arthur, was beautifully performed at the… Read more »

18.12.2017

Freya’s Story: The William Project

This term Penrice English launched an auspicious Creative Writing Competition on the theme of ‘equality’. Miss Sigrist explains: “I felt equality was an apt issue to explore, as the power of language can and has been used to change the world.” “As a department we were really excited to see what our students created and… Read more »

05.06.2017

First Prize for Poet Ava

On Saturday 13th May, Year 7 Poet Ava Mounsey was awarded First Prize in the Secondary Poetry category at the Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature! Ava was awarded her certificate at the Prize Presentation Event in Fowey Parish Church for her poem The Silence of the Quay, with an opportunity to perform it to an… 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 »

08.06.2016

Year 8 in a Haunted House

On Wednesday 25th May, Year 8 had an awesome day at Praa Sands, Helston, visiting Europe’s most haunted residency – Pengursick Castle. The 20 students were given a tour of the castle and were told stories of paranormal activity and the history of this very special home. They were allowed to handle Tudor weapons and… Read more »

03.05.2016

Kernow Youth Book Award 2016

Last week, the winner of this year’s Kernow Youth Book Award was announced at the annual Award Ceremony, which this year was held at The Eden Project. Penrice Academy Librarian, Mrs Stark, explains: “The idea of holding Cornwall’s own book award started nine years ago with a small group of enthusiastic School Librarians. The aim… Read more »

24.03.2016

Student Reviews: Midsummer

This week, Year 8 students were given the task of writing their own reviews for this term’s Whole School Play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They had to think about all the elements of a good review – from forming an opinion and picking their favourite parts, to being fair, descriptive and interesting for the reader…. Read more »

04.03.2016

World Book Day 2016

On Thursday 3rd March, the world celebrated all things books, with World Book Day 2016. Penrice embraced the day in every way, with Year 7s and 8s depicting characters from their favourite books – including Katniss Everdeens, Mad Hatters and a whole load of Wallys. English’s Paul Johnson led the celebrations dressed as Gandalf the… Read more »

23.11.2015

Year 8 Study The Hunger Games

Last week the fourth and final installment (part two of book three) of The Hunger Games Trilogy was released in cinemas worldwide. The films, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, were based on the books written by American author Suzanne Collins, which and have become one of the most popular adventure epics of recent years…. Read more »

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