13.03.2015

Year 6 Maths Olympics Day

On Friday 13th March, Penrice held its fourth Year 6 Maths Olympics’ Day with a record number of seven local primary schools participating. In total 12 teams were entered, with 47 Year 6 pupils tackling a variety of events to test their maths skills and team work. The teams from  Bishop Bronscombe, Luxuylan, Pondhu, Carclaze, Mevagissey,… 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 »

04.03.2015

Creative Writers in Charlestown

Creative Writers getting inspired in Charlestown

On Wednesday 5th March, the Creative Writing group went to Charlestown to seek inspiration and pictures from the gorgeous Cornish coast. Miss Trerise, who runs the club, said: “The Creative Writing group meet every Wednesday after school. This is a group of students who are passionate about stories and about transporting themselves and others into… Read more »

26.02.2015

BBC Short Story Competition

Students show their short story on their iPads

This week the final group of Year 8 students at Penrice entered the annual BBC Radio 2 500 words writing competition. The students have been working hard to get their story ideas on paper, with many of them putting time in over the half term to complete them. The competition, run by Chris Evans and the… Read more »

11.02.2015

The Wizard of Oz: Rehearsals Begin!

Students rehearsing for the Wizard of Oz

Rehearsals have begun for this year’s school play – a classic take on the popular children’s story, a Wizard of Oz, which promises to be full of colourful costumes and fabulous music. Daisy Devlin, who’s set to play Dorothy alongside Maddie Wood, couldn’t be happier with how it’s going: “I was absolutely over the moon… Read more »

06.02.2015

The Intermediate Maths Challenge

Penrice Students complete the Maths Challenge

This week, 33 year 9, 10 and 11 students took the Intermediate Maths Challenge, testing their mathematical skills. The challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust, is a paper with 25 multiple trust questions and students are  encouraged to think through answers rather than guess. The top 40% of students nationally (about 500) receive a… Read more »

30.01.2015

Robotics in Computer Science

Students Ethan and Finn with the Mars Rover robot

Penrice Academy is fully embracing the Computer Science Curriculum through the use of a ‘mini Mars Rover’. Following the introduction of Computer Science and programming to the school curriculum, students in Year 9 and 10 now have the opportunity to engage in robotics in their Computer Science lessons, through use of a mini robot controlled… Read more »

29.01.2015

Science Immersion Day

George, Fraser and Luke during Science Immersion Day

Last week, Year 10 immersed themselves in a range of science activities testing the skills they’ve learned throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. The experiments included testing sports drinks, making chemical reactions happen after exactly minute using different concentrations of chemicals, creating rockets, working on a crime scene and finding out how much… Read more »

28.01.2015

Year 9 Dragon’s Den

Penrice students take part in Dragons Den

This week, five teams of Year 9 students took part in a mock Dragon’s Den, as part of their Business Studies course. The teams took turns to present three-minute pitches to a panel of  four judges comprised of Mr Parry, Mrs Yeo, Mr Reed and Year 11 students Ellie and Sam, who were part of… Read more »

24.01.2015

Year 6 Printmaking Workshop

This week, pupils from Mount Charles, St Mawes and Pondhu Primary School visited Penrice Academy for a Printmaking Workshop. They learnt a number of techniques including the Reduction Method and the Addition Method of printing, using various types of paper and colours. Mrs Menear, Year 6 Teaching Assistant at Pondhu, said: “It’s lovely to see… Read more »

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