04.05.2017

Performing Arts Clubs

This term we welcomed Flo, Mollie, Tom and Will to the Media Team and challenged them to interview Mr Tew about Penrice Plus, grab some photos and write something for the website.. in just one hour. Drama Club We asked Mr Tew: Why did you set drama club? He set up Drama Club because of… Read more »

30.03.2017

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

On Thursday 30th March, Penrice Academy welcomed the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra string quintet, Resonate Strings, for a morning of workshops. All our of string players and students from The Roseland and Charlestown School took part in the workshops, which featured violins, violas, cellos and double bass. Mrs Karen Frost, CMST Strings Teacher, said: “I’m so proud… 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 »

26.04.2016

Star Student: Joe, Year 7

This week’s Star Student is drummer Joe Broughton, nominated by Music Teacher Mr Jones. Joe, who has been playing drums since he was just 6 having received a kit for Christmas, has achieved his Grade 5, which is an incredible achievement for his age. Mr Jones said: “Your average Year 7 would join us on… Read more »

26.04.2016

Cali and Jake at the Royal Albert Hall

Over the Easter break, Year 8’s Cali Sage and Jake Trembath from Year 9 performed at the Royal Albert Hall with the Junior Girls’ and Junior Boys’ sections of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain. The NYCGB aim to be the most inspirational and innovative organisation for young singers in the UK. They ‘discover… 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 »

10.12.2015

St Austell Music Festival

On Friday 4th December, Penrice musicians took part in the St Austell Festival of Music and Speech, doing exceptionally well! Highlights include: Joseph Barker (cello) performed in a string quartet with Jake Montgomery-Smith (Viola), Ben Webley (Violin) and Max Hamly (violin) Isabella Nash came 3rd in G5/G6 violin solo – this was the first time… Read more »

05.11.2015

Be a Part of Penrice Music

Penrice Music will be representing the academy at St Austell Festival of Music & Speech in December. The choir are performing on Wednesday 2nd December in the afternoon and the Junior and Senior Orchestras will perform on the morning of Friday 4th December. This is a really important performance for us and the musicians are… Read more »

13.10.2015

Penrice Orchestra Study Ten Pieces

Last week, musicians from Senior and Junior Orchestra were taken to the cinema to see the BBC film Ten Pieces. This film shows the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Ten Pieces and interviews with the musicians involved.  Students at Penrice will be learning Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, plus one more piece of their choice. Mr Jones… Read more »

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