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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »

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