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 »

24.11.2016

Star Students: Penrice 4FS Dancers

Congratulations to Grace and Ellie (Year 7), Molly M (Year 8), Mollie S and Ashleigh (Year 9), Emily, Ellie M and Elli T (Year 11)  who recently returned from the UK Street Dance Challenge and UDO Welsh Street Dance championships with 4FS Dance. The girls were part of the teams who won both competitions and… Read more »

01.07.2016

Frantic Assembly Chair Duet

This term, Year 8 have taken part in Frantic Assembly’s Chair Duets Challenge – ‘the first ever free to take part, digital project for anyone and everyone across the world.’ Chair Duets is one of Frantic Assembly’s simple and accessible devising exercises used to create new material. Mr Tew explains: “Frantic Assembly are a brilliant… Read more »

29.04.2016

We Dance United!

On Thursday 28th April, Penrice Academy hosted We Dance United, a dance showcase bringing together young dancers from across St Austell and celebrating incredible talent. The night saw performances from Penrice students, as well as dance groups 4ps, 4FS, Emerge, Made in Cornwall and performances from students from Cornwall College. Miss Nance said: “Dancing with… Read more »

08.01.2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Drama Department and the cast of this year’s Whole School Play have been working hard to recreate one of Shakespeare’s most popular tales; A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The story tells of the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta, including the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group… Read more »

18.12.2015

Autumn Music at Penrice

‘To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan and not quite enough time!’ – Leonard Bernstein The Autumn Term has been very successful for Penrice Music and I find myself feeling very proud of our young musicians. Our performances have included the Performing Arts Showcase, The St Austell Festival of Music, two Gig… Read more »

11.12.2015

Star Students: Penrice Dance

Ellie Mitchell, Year 10 One of this week’s Star Students has been nominated by Miss Nance, in recognition of her work choreographing for Emerge Dance group every Monday and the subsequent performance at Express Yourself 2015. “Ellie Mitchell is wonderfully talented. She auditioned for the Rambert Dance project at St. Austell College and successfully became a… Read more »

01.07.2015

The Wizard of Oz: Review

Review by Alice Walmsley and Evie Neale The Wizard of Oz is a magical play full of hope, love, courage and wisdom and the cast at Penrice Academy did not fail to pull off the full range of emotion and passion in their new production. The main characters were played fluently, showing excellent characteristics, taking… Read more »

28.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Interview with Scarecrow

Liam from Year 8 landed the role of Scarecrow for this year’s play. Described as ‘hilarious’ by the Drama team, Liam is tackling the task singlehandedly, calling it ‘great experience’ for his future career…. What’s it like being Scarecrow? It was amazing when I found out, because I just didn’t expect to be given such… Read more »

25.05.2015

Wizard of Oz: Lights and Sounds!

Every great production needs a great Special Effects team – and the boys working on Lights and Sounds behind the scenes on The Wizard of Oz have got it covered. Oliver Pearce and Brett Barnes, from Year 9, have been working on production since they started Penrice. Brett explained: “We do the lighting and sounds for… Read more »

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