09.06.2016

Resources for German Refugees

Last term, the Language Department at Penrice Academy teamed up with a school in Germany to help provide refugees with German text books, to help them to master the language. Mrs White explains: “Former Penrice teachers Heiko Döring and Mrs Kerena Rundle, who many in our community will remember, have always kept in touch with… Read more »

08.06.2016

Transition Day 2016

On Tuesday 7th June we welcomed Year 6s who are joining us in September to give them a chance to experience what life is like at Penrice Academy, through three exciting activities. Mr Matthews explains: “We had three activities for the students to try on the day. To help students find their way around the… Read more »

08.06.2016

Year 8 in a Haunted House

On Wednesday 25th May, Year 8 had an awesome day at Praa Sands, Helston, visiting Europe’s most haunted residency – Pengursick Castle. The 20 students were given a tour of the castle and were told stories of paranormal activity and the history of this very special home. They were allowed to handle Tudor weapons and… Read more »

26.05.2016

Star Student: Marco Baressi

This week’s Star Student, nominated by Product Design teacher Mr Watson, is Year 11’s Marco Baressi. Mr Watson said: “I’m nominating Marco for his outstanding dedication and personal achievements in this practical work. Marco has just finished working on a Controlled Assessment piece where he has hand made an acoustic guitar far beyond the quality… Read more »

24.05.2016

Star Students – Charity Football

Friday 20th May saw the final of the Year 7 Charity Inter-Form Football Tournament. The Year 7 Student Council planned and organised the event, and students have been making donations to be involved – be it by playing or supporting – to raise money for Sport Relief. Mrs Cromey, Head of Year 7, said: “They… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice Orchestra at HFC

On Friday 20th May, the Penrice Orchestra performed at Hall For Cornwall as part of the Hub Sounds concert. This event was organised by The Cornwall Music Education Hub and is a showcase for the very best school’s music talent from across Cornwall. Around 35 orchestral musicians from Penrice performed in the concert which was… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice meets Siphila Sonke

On Friday 20th May we welcomed Brenda Silberbauer from South African charity Siphila Sonke, to talk to students about our upcoming 24 hour Fundraiser. Siphila Sonke – which means ‘we live together’ – is a non-profit organisation run predominantly by volunteers and a staff of five. Their core function is to hand out food parcels to… Read more »

20.05.2016

Penrice Golfers County Champions!

On Monday 16th May, three boys from Year 7 became County Champions by winning the Cornwall Schools Golf Championship held at their home club of St Austell. Jowan Conibear-Trathen, Jack Warren and Alec Nile all performed fantastically, coming in level par or under to record a total score 82 points to win the competition from Pool Academy by… Read more »

20.05.2016

Year 11 Creative Exhibition 2016

On Thursday 19th May, the Penrice Academy Art Exhibition Space became home to the work of our incredible Year 11 artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and pieces of Product Design were displayed for visiting family and friends – all to the accompaniment of music from Year 8 Academy Council reps Jake and Cali. “Once again the… Read more »

18.05.2016

Primary Art and the Man Engine

On Monday 16th May, Penrice Academy welcomed Mevagissey Community Primary School for the first day of workshops around The Man Engine project. Penrice students and local primaries have been involved in The Man Engine from the start, drawing inspiration from the Project, which celebrates Cornish mining history. The theme of these workshops focussed on Cornish… Read more »

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