17.11.2016

Penrice Plus Gets Arty

After a few weeks of getting to know each other, practicing photography and meeting students, our Student Media Team created their first feature from scratch – doing interviews, photography, photo editing and uploading to the website, all in one hour… by the Student Media Team This week for Penrice Plus the Art students were bringing… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

14.11.2016

Star Students: Our U14 Netball Team

Congratulations to the U14 Netball team who pulled out a brilliant set of performances on Saturday at the County Tournament to come 7th out of 22 teams! “The 8 teams who got to the quarter finals were of an exceptional standard with a high percentage of county and club players. Penrice have done fantastically well… Read more »

14.11.2016

Showjumping Report: November

It was a brilliant weekend for the Penrice Academy Showjumping squad. On Saturday 12th November 2016, Christiana Dean (pictured above, middle) competed at Tall Trees Arena representing the Academy – she came 2nd in a huge 1 metre open class. This summer Christiana completed a lifetime dream of competing at Royal Cornwall and her summer… Read more »

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 »

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