28.04.2015

UK Maths Trust Team Challenge

Congratulations to Year 8s Freddie Dunn and Katie Coad and Year 9s Megan Dawes and Finn Corney for their success at the UK Maths Trust in Truro earlier this month. They came a very respectable 4th place and are pictured here with their certificates. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills,… 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 »

25.04.2015

Local Primaries Visit for Science Day

On 24th April, 35 pupils from local primary schools visited Penrice for a special day diving into the world of water bugs, dissection and giant snakes! The pupils, from Sandy Hill, Pondu, Carclaze, Charlestown, Luxulyan and Mevagissey Primary schools, took part in a Biology themed Science day. The pupils got stuck into workshops including The… Read more »

25.04.2015

Snowboarding Trip to Austria

During the Easter Holidays, students had the opportunity to visit Austria to try out snowboarding. “After 27 long hours in a coach crossing Europe, the snow-capped Austrian mountains came into view and the excitement started to build as the annual snowboarding trip finally arrived in the Austrian resort of Matrei. The weather was perfect, with a… Read more »

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 »

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