09.06.2015

Year 6 Transition Day

On Tuesday 9th June, we welcomed some excited Year 6s from local schools, who are joining us in September, for an additional Transition Day of team building games in the sun. The day included a Treasure Hunt and making ‘spears’ and Goblins with the Forest School. Mrs Macdonald, from the ELC, said: “The transition to… Read more »

05.06.2015

Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… 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 »

03.06.2015

Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

Every year, students at Penrice are given the opportunity to participate in The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, which aims to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency, by using mathematical techniques to solve challenging problems.  This year 5 Year 11 students were awarded certificates for their achievements – Morwenna Tamblyn achieved Best in Year, Best… Read more »

28.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Interview with Scarecrow

Liam from Year 8 landed the role of Scarecrow for this year’s play. Described as ‘hilarious’ by the Drama team, Liam is tackling the task singlehandedly, calling it ‘great experience’ for his future career…. What’s it like being Scarecrow? It was amazing when I found out, because I just didn’t expect to be given such… Read more »

25.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »

11.05.2015

Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »

07.05.2015

Mr Hopkins Recognised by Apple

Congratulations to Mr Hopkins, who has been awarded Distinguished Educator status by Apple! This is a rare honour bestowed on teachers working at the forefront of educational technology and was based on a portfolio of work and presentations. Mr Hopkins is now one of a small number of Apple innovators across the country. Mr Hopkins… Read more »

06.05.2015

Primary Schools Visit for Photography

On Wednesday 6th May, 21 primary students from four schools in the St Austell area – St Mewan, Mount Charles, Sandy Hill and Pondhu Primary – attended a Primary Workshop on photography techniques in the Art Block at Penrice Academy. They learnt all about cyanotypes, photograms and making handmade negatives, using drawings and silhouettes to… Read more »

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