Star Student: Jasmine, Year 10

This week’s Star Student is Jasmine Strickland in Year 10, who has been nominated by fellow student Annie Brown. Annie said: “Jasmine should definitely be Star Student this week after her work being Compère both at We Dance United and Penrice Has Got Talent! She’s really confident and even makes everyone laugh.” Well done Jasmine!… Read more »


Penrice Has Got Talent 2016

On Thursday 5th May, Penrice students once again entertained an audience through song and dance at Penrice Has Got Talent. Congratulations to Timmy Cocklin in Year 8 who was voted winner for his dance performance – which he choreographed himself. Well done Timmy! “It is never easy playing in front of an audience but our students… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Star Student: Natalie Pramuk

“I’d like to nominate Natalie Pramuk from Year 10 for Star Student this week. Natalie is filling in for a student in the Year 11 GCSE Drama Moderation and her commitment to ensure my Year 11s are still on track to achieve well has been incredible.” “Her hard work and commitment to the cause has been exceptional…. Read more »


STEM vs Arts!

Pictured: The team interviews Dr Nason Six year 7 students- Erin, Aaliyah, Emily, Emily, Chelsea and Bethany- have designed a report about the importance of STEM research and why we need it. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. When asked, the Penrice News Reporters said they preferred studying Science based subject over Arts… Read more »


Midsummer Interview: Georgia, Year 7

On Thursday 10th March, Georgia from Year 7 was interviewed as part of  BBC School Report, by Emily and Olivia, two of our brilliant School Reporters, about what it’s like to be part of a production at Penrice. Being a Part of Midsummer, by Emily and Olivia A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a well-known Shakespeare… Read more »


Midsummer: “We’ve done it again!”

This March saw Penrice Academy’s Whole School Production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed to hundreds of friends, family, staff and visiting primary schools to cheers and roaring laughter. Director Mr Tew said the performances were ‘stunning’: “We’ve done it again! I simply can’t believe how brilliantly the cast and crew have stepped up once… Read more »


Those in Peril: Penrice Drama at HFC

On Monday 1st February, a selection of Year 8, 9 and 10 Drama students participated in a Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. They spent the day watching a matinee performance, participating in a professional technical rehearsal and making final preparations for their performance of Those in Peril in the evening. This has… Read more »

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