18.11.2015

Inside Textiles Club

On Mondays after school the Technology corridor is home to the laughter, fun and creativity that comes with Textiles Club. Textiles Club is for those in Year 8 who wish to make items and try out new ideas different to those on the curriculum. The students can decide what projects they might like to do… Read more »

17.11.2015

Penrice ShowJumping Success

Report by Miss Trerise If there’s one thing that pulls you away from the news and makes you realise how lucky you are, it’s a day with our amazing students and I absolutely loved my time with them last Saturday for the first round of the Indoor School ShowJumping series. First up were the open… Read more »

17.11.2015

Studying Buddhism in Year 8

On Monday 16th November the Religious Studies department were delighted to welcome our visiting Buddhist, James Cormack, to Year 8 classes during their study of Buddhism. James is from the Nichiren strand of Buddhism which places emphasis on the Buddha’s teaching: The Lotus Sutra. This year James brought his son, Tom, and fellow Buddhist Michelle…. Read more »

17.11.2015

Duke of Edinburgh Training

On Monday 16th November, Year 10 students took part in a training exercise in the gym as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, with the focus of working as a team under adverse conditions. Run by DofE Co-ordinator Mr de Villiers, the task involved teams creating a ‘tank’ out of gym equipment to defend… Read more »

12.11.2015

Outside School: Scouts and Guides

On Wednesday 11th November our students and staff came together for our annual Remembrance Service by the St Piran’s Cross. The memorial was attended by a huge turnout of students representing a range of Scout, Guide and Cadet groups, proving these movements are still strong in their local communities. The service was also attended by… Read more »

11.11.2015

Primary Dodgeball Festival

On Tuesday 10th November Team PE hosted a Primary Dodgeball Festival, for KS2 children from 7 local primary schools. Students from Charlestown, St Mewan, Biscovey, Sandy Hill, Bugle, Lostwithiel and Mevagissey spent the morning in the Sports Hall for the festival, which saw skills in speed, agility and teamwork being tested. Miss Hocking, PE Teacher at Penrice,… Read more »

05.11.2015

Madi and Ashley: Future Chef Finalists!

Congratulations to Ashley Gilder, Year 10, and Madi Cole, Year 9, who are through to the County Finals of Future Chef 2015, after taking part in the latest round at St Austell College on Wednesday. They took 1st and 2nd place on the night, leaving judges really impressed. Madi, who got 1st place with her cooked parmesan… Read more »

05.11.2015

Meet Kea the Orang-Utan

Meet Kea – the newest member of Mr Buse’s Year 10 Geography class. Students over the past few weeks have been raising money to adopt a rainforest animal in order to raise awareness for conservation and the negative impact of deforestation, which they have been learning about in class. Kea is a Sumatran Orang-Utan; unfortunately… Read more »

05.11.2015

Be a Part of Penrice Music

Penrice Music will be representing the academy at St Austell Festival of Music & Speech in December. The choir are performing on Wednesday 2nd December in the afternoon and the Junior and Senior Orchestras will perform on the morning of Friday 4th December. This is a really important performance for us and the musicians are… Read more »

05.11.2015

Star Students: Go Jute Design Winners!

This week the winners of last term’s Go Jute Bag Design competition – to design the front and back of a reusable Jute Bag – were announced. There were some brilliant designs depicting school colours, aspirational words and underwater themes, with strong messages showing real understanding of why the 5p tax now exists. Congratulations to… Read more »

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