27.02.2017

Working with an Olympic Athlete

On Tuesday 7th February, Mrs Spurgeon and Mr Jenkin went with our High Fliers to Porthpean for a wet and windy Team Building day. Mrs Spurgeon explained: “The High Flier programme is all about giving this group of our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone, teaching them to be more resilient, to overcome challenges… Read more »

24.02.2017

Year 8 Lead Life-Like DT Project

This year our Most Able Year 8 Design & Technology students are working on a huge two-term project which will see them meeting with ‘clients’, discussing specifications and planning, designing and constructing a product from scratch. Mr Watson explains: “Our designers have been provided with a context and product stimuli and will need to work… Read more »

03.02.2017

Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017

On Thursday 2nd February, 120 students from Years 9 and 10 sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, Year 12 or below in Northern Ireland and S4 or below in Scotland. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one… Read more »

13.01.2017

Dance with 4PS!

4FS and Penrice Academy combined last year to offer high quality dance classes for students at affordable prices. Students involved with 4PS have the opportunity to represent Penrice and Cornwall performing across the county and locally. 4FS also run a series of European projects every summer and 4PS students have the opportunity to be involved with these projects. 4FS… Read more »

16.12.2016

BayLife at Lemon Street

by Ryan We had our first Trade Fair as BayLife on Sunday 11th December 2016 at Lemon Street Market, Truro. We made an astounding £31.50 from our 1st Trade Fair! We attracted loads of customers with our product of T-Shirts made from recycled cotton; we also had key rings made of recycled MDF which were… Read more »

15.12.2016

Penrice 3580: International Charity 2017

Penrice Academy Students to Ship Container of School Equipment to Africa Students at Penrice have begun planning for this academic year’s International Charity Project. The mission; to send a shipping container with clothes, toys, school and medical equipment to children in Kissi Town, Sierra Leone, Africa, working closely with Project 3580. JUST GIVING. Community project Each year… Read more »

14.12.2016

Introducing: PE Colours

Last week’s Christmas Celebration Assemblies saw the first students awarded their Penrice PE Colours to celebrate their commitment, achievement, professionalism and performance in extracurricular PE. Colours are as follows: · Year 7 – Yellow · Year 8 – Black (Half Colours) · Year 9 – Silver · Year 10 – Gold (Full Colours) Throughout Year 10,… Read more »

12.12.2016

UKMT Team Challenge 2016

On Monday 12th December 2016, the hall was alive with the sound of mathematicians from Years 8 and 9 competing in the UKMT Team Challenge; 3 rounds of questions, puzzles and relays. The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity with the aim of advancing the education of children and young people in mathematics…. Read more »

08.12.2016

Making a Scene for Christmas: 2016

Over the past month, five Year 9 students from Penrice have worked with Mrs Smith and Miss Stanley in Art to paint one of the three backdrops for the Fowey Primary Christmas production! Kira Allen, Evie Connolly, Lerryn Nottle, Ria Pollard and Elina Sirve were given the task of creating an Arabian market scene for… Read more »

01.12.2016

Indoor Sports at Penrice Plus

This week in Cornwall it has been the coldest it has been in the last year and so we decided to see what sports you can do indoors. This week at Penrice Plus we talked to students from badminton and gymnastics. Firstly we interviewed Riley and she said: “I always like fitness but I never… Read more »

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