02.11.2016

Star Student: Arlene, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Arlene from Year 10. She gained some exceptional extra-curricular experience during the summer to help her reach the ultimate goal of being a paramedic. Arlene explains: “Over the summer holidays I went to Royal Cornwall Hospital and did a day of work experience at the hospital to learn more about… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 8 Make Active Volcanoes

On Tuesday 1st November as part of their module on Volcanoes, Year 8 Geographers were tasked with making a model of an active volcano – showing it erupting in the most impressive way they can. In what is always a hugely popular task combing elements of Food Technology, Science, Art and Geography, students set to… Read more »

01.11.2016

Celebrating El Día de los Muertos

On Tuesday 1st November, our Modern Foreign Language department went all out to celebrate the Mexican festival of El Día de los Muertos – known this side of the Atlantic as Day of the Dead. Mrs Yeo explains: “Despite it’s rather ghoulish name, ‘the Day of the Dead’ is actually a very beautiful celebration that celebrates the… Read more »

01.11.2016

Year 7 Get Extreme with their Reading

Last term our English Department set Year 7 the challenge of submitting a photo reading in the most unusual location, position or situation, as part of the national Extreme Reading initiative. And we have been wowed by the response. Mr Johnson said: “Year 7 – your imagination is truly inspiring! We have seen some fabulous… Read more »

17.10.2016

Showjumping Report: Autumn

Well done to the Penrice Equestrian Team this Sunday at a big Cross Country and Showjumping competition – in some very wet and muddy conditions. Due to the weather the showjumping element was cancelled due to being too dangerous to ride and the girls had to jump across a challenging Cross Country course that caused a… Read more »

14.10.2016

The Big Draw 2016

On Monday 10th October, some of our talented artists created two stunning murals around the school, using a projector and some pencils, as part of this year’s Big Draw. The designs, which have transformed big areas of previously blank space, can be found in the Humanities Block and the Canteen. Well done to our Big… Read more »

03.10.2016

Geographers in Charlestown

On Thursday 29th of September,  Mr Buse and  Mr Banfield took our fantastic Year 10 Geographers to Charlestown and Carlyon Bay to investigate the research question: “What has caused the cliff slumping in various locations in the St Austell Bay area?” Mr Buse explains: “We explored the erosional processes around the area and completed various surveys, including landform… Read more »

25.07.2016

A Little Piece of Eden

As part of Curriculum Enrichment Week 2016, a group of Year 7, 8 and 9 students worked with Eden Apprentices to create a brand new garden at Penrice. In just two days, Faith Long and Liam Pearce from Year 7, Matthew Gregory-Smith from Year 8 and Kieran Drury, Rhys Cowie and Emily Tromans from Year 9 transformed a… Read more »

15.07.2016

Star Students: Penrice Golf

Last week, Ewan Warren (Year 8) Zac Rogers (Year 9) and Ollie Watson (Year 10) travelled 700 miles to Woodhall Spa, the home of England Golf, to represent their school, club and County in the English National School Championships. Ewan carded a remarkable 39 points, earning an individual 4th place overall out of 102 golfers. We… Read more »

11.07.2016

Surfing at Perranporth

On Friday 8th July, Miss James led a band of adventurous students out of the rainy greyness of St Austell into the sunny climes of Perranporth. Suntan lotion rather than raincoats were required as the group, aided by Mr Cardigan -Penrice’s answer to top surfer Russell Winter – and Mr Larham, enjoyed a two-hour surf… Read more »

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