03.11.2015

Year 7 English: Goodnight Mr Tom

Last term in Year 7 English, students produced some fantastic pieces of art, creative poems and fact files, based on Goodnight Mister Tom, the novel set during World War II, which the students have been studying. Year 7 student Michael said: “I enjoyed this project because it was really fun and I learnt a lot… Read more »

30.09.2015

Creating a Buzz about Reading

This week our Year 7s were presented with the books they had chosen as part of Bookbuzz, a reading programme from Book Trust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture. Mr Johnson, English Teacher at Penrice, said: “The Bookbuzz scheme is a great opportunity to… Read more »

30.09.2015

Inside Poetry Club

“I really like Poetry Club – it’s a chance to be creative in all sorts of ways. I love English, and Poetry Club is like English lessons but with no limitations at all!” (Maria, Year 8) Poetry Club, run by Mr Jackson and Mr Larham, is an opportunity for students to be creative without boundaries…. Read more »

25.06.2015

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

On Thursday 25th June, Penrice Academy staff and around 50 local Primary pupils celebrated 150 years of Alice with croquet, costumes, ice cream sandwiches and, of course, tea, at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Visiting pupils from Mevagissey, Bishop Bronescombe, Mount Charles and Pondhu Primary Schools explored the magical world of Wonderland dressed as iconic… Read more »

24.06.2015

Year 8s Learn Cornish!

On Wednesday 24th June, 11 Year 8s went to St Austell Library for a workshop on speaking the Cornish Language. The workshop, run by Mike Tressider and Pol Hodge from the Cornish Language Partnership, gave the students the opportunity to consider the origins of English and Cornish, before trying their hand at pronouncing some Cornish… Read more »

05.06.2015

Trip to the Eden Project

On Thursday 5th June, students visited the Eden Project to take part in an English workshop called ‘Quite Write’ The aim was to work in teams to create an event that would bring young people to visit Eden. Abi Tamblyn from 9AJ, explains all… “Went to the Eden Project to complete We were asked to… Read more »

03.06.2015

Primary English Day

This week the English Department hosted an Alice in Wonderland Day for a selection of 40 Year 6 pupils from local primary schools. The aim of the day was to enable students from Charlestown, Pondhu, Mevagissy and Carclaze Primary Schools – many of whom are joining in September – to come and show off their… Read more »

27.04.2015

Kernow Youth Book Awards 2015

On Wednesday 27th April, Years 7 and 8 students visited The Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell for the annual Kernow Youth Book Awards. Compered by comedian and book enthusiast Kernow King, the event brought together major authors and students from around Cornwall. Shortlisted books for the 2015 Kernow Book Award were: After Tomorrow… Read more »

19.03.2015

BBC School Report

On Thursday 19th March, students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Penrice took part in BBC School Report, a nationwide school initiative that gives them the opportunity to experience journalism and media for a day. In its ninth year, over 1000 schools from all over the country take part. The 15 students spent… Read more »

05.03.2015

World Book Day!

Staff dress up for World Book Day

Penrice Academy staff and Year 7 students celebrated the annual World Book Day – by dressing up as an assortment of intriguing characters from their favourite books. Prizes for the best costumes from each tutor group were give, with teachers judging their favourites. Paul Johnson, English Teacher, said: “It’s all about celebrating reading and getting… Read more »

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