21.04.2015

Penrice Votes: Nick Clegg Visit

On Monday 20th April, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Penrice Academy to speak to staff about issues facing the public sector and discuss education. The visit was in support of the election campaign from Saint Austell and Newquay candidate, Stephen Gilbert, in the run up to next month’s General Election. Mr Clegg spent time… Read more »

16.04.2015

Cathedral in the Classroom

On Wednesday 15th April, the RS department welcomed speakers from Truro Cathedral, to help Year 9 students understand more about the different stages of worship. The lesson was part of a unit on religious and spiritual experience, focussing particularly on Christian services in the High Church, discussing how the five senses are used during worship… Read more »

15.04.2015

Trip to Warner Bros Studios

At the end of the spring term, 12 Year 9 students, who are currently making the set for our school production of the Wizard of Oz, had the opportunity to visit Warner Bros Studios for a tour of the Harry Potter Set. As part of the visit, they took part in a tutorial about Production… Read more »

24.03.2015

Young Enterprise

Before the Easter break, the Young Enterprise team attended the Saturday Spring Fair in Falmouth, with the aim of selling products they had created at school.  Year 11s Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lob, Stephen Bartlett, Ellie Taylor and Lewis Jackson, aka Strive Cornwall, sold plaques with phrases written in the Cornish language, made by using the laser… Read more »

23.03.2015

Youth Alpha: Introduction to Christianity

This week saw the second session of Youth Alpha take place after school. Run by Youth Work Development Officer, Jon Lewis, from St Austell Methodist church, Youth Alpha is an introduction to Christianity for anyone who may be interested in knowing a little more about the faith. Jon, who runs the event alongside Mr Parry,… Read more »

19.03.2015

Spanish Theatre Company

On Thursday 19th March, Penrice welcomed a Spanish Theatre Company, following the success of January’s French Theatre in the Hall. “Today’s Spanish Theatre was fantastic – the story was relevant and funny, and the students really understood what was going in and they could relate to the story too. Well done to Margarida, Jack and… 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 »

18.03.2015

Year 10 Trip to Pendennis

On Wednesday 18th March, 60 Year 10 historians travelled to Falmouth to study Pendennis Castle and the stunning Fal Estuary, as part of their controlled assessments. The assessments were based on exploring how history has moulded a site of local historical interest, with students looking at the history of the castle from its birth to… Read more »

18.03.2015

History Workshops

Exeter University students work with Penrice students

On Tuesday 17th March, Dr Catriona Pennell, Senior Lecturer at University of Exeter, led the second round of workshops with Year 10 historians looking into the First World War. Catriona dedicates her time to researching the First World War and has a particular interest in how it’s taught in secondary school, with the aim to… Read more »

18.03.2015

Art Trip to Falmouth University

On Wednesday 18th, Art students from Year 9 attended a workshop day held by Falmouth University graphics department at the woodland campus. Penrice students and some students from Bodmin College took part in an ‘Introduction to Media and Graphics’, which included a short presentation of the media and graphics courses at Falmouth and a tour… Read more »

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