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 »

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 »

07.10.2015

Inside Junior Orchestra

Junior Orchestra takes place every Tuesday afternoon in the Music Suite. It’s for passionate Penrice musicians to come together and experience playing together as an orchestra. Mr Jones, Music Teacher, said: “This is a friendly and fun orchestra for beginners up to Grade 3. Even if you can’t play anything yet, you can join in… 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 »

06.05.2015

Singing Lessons at Penrice

Singing lessons take place on Wednesday mornings and are run by Mrs Tracey Bailey, a peripatetic singing teacher who offers lessons in Cornwall for children from ages 8-18. Mrs Bailey said: “It’s important that people know you can have singing lessons at school and it can be a huge part of a students’ school life… Read more »

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