26.05.2016

Star Student: Marco Baressi

This week’s Star Student, nominated by Product Design teacher Mr Watson, is Year 11’s Marco Baressi. Mr Watson said: “I’m nominating Marco for his outstanding dedication and personal achievements in this practical work. Marco has just finished working on a Controlled Assessment piece where he has hand made an acoustic guitar far beyond the quality… Read more »

23.05.2016

Penrice meets Siphila Sonke

On Friday 20th May we welcomed Brenda Silberbauer from South African charity Siphila Sonke, to talk to students about our upcoming 24 hour Fundraiser. Siphila Sonke – which means ‘we live together’ – is a non-profit organisation run predominantly by volunteers and a staff of five. Their core function is to hand out food parcels to… Read more »

20.05.2016

Year 11 Creative Exhibition 2016

On Thursday 19th May, the Penrice Academy Art Exhibition Space became home to the work of our incredible Year 11 artists. Paintings, prints, photographs and pieces of Product Design were displayed for visiting family and friends – all to the accompaniment of music from Year 8 Academy Council reps Jake and Cali. “Once again the… Read more »

19.05.2016

Penrice Guides for Guide Dogs

On the 4th June, four of our Year 11 students – Sam Kendall, Chelsea Tinnion, Zoe Taylor and Marisa McCormack – together with ex-Penrice student Hannah Morcom, are taking part in a sponsored walk for Guide Dogs for the Blind. The girls held a Cake Sale in the Hall on Thursday 19th May to get them started, and… Read more »

18.05.2016

Year 11 Raffle Winners

This year alongside revision sessions, boosters and all the usual support during exam preparation, we have been looking to reward our Year 11s for their hard work and dedication to study and their inspiration to others. Prizes ranging from discounted meals and cinema tickets to activity days, driving lessons and even ‘a round of golf… Read more »

24.03.2016

Star Students: Year 11 Awards

On Wednesday 23rd March we held our annual Year 11 Awards, celebrating the achievements of those students who have gone above and beyond in particular subjects, awarding an ambassador for each subject and celebrating, with their families in the audience, their time with us at school. Awards were based not only on contributions in individual… Read more »

17.12.2015

Star Sports Students: County Rugby

George Tregilgas and Josh Barbery from Year 11 were selected to play rugby for Cornwall Schools against Devon last Sunday. Mr Tucker explains: “Both played for the A team who were in the game at half time with the score 17-14 to Devon. In the second half Cornwall suffered a couple injuries which enabled Devon… Read more »

17.12.2015

Year 11 Blog: Work Hard Play Hard

There are 15 school weeks left until most Year 11s start their exams. Most subjects have finished their GCSE content and controlled assessment. All students will start revising in lessons. 100% attendance is vital now; if they miss a lesson now they miss the chance to go over content from previous years.  Every day and every lesson… Read more »

23.10.2015

Penrice Academy Fashion Show 2015

On Thursday 22nd October, Year 11 students donned their finest threads for this year’s Fashion Show, which helps begin fundraising for the Year 11 Ball in May 2016. The whole show was an incredible success with our students modelling high fashion like they’d been doing it for years. They – and their audience – loved every… Read more »

30.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Activities

On Thursday 24th September, before taking on their Open Day duties, our Prefect Team, led by the Senior Prefects, took part in a number of activities designed to test their skills in leadership and assertiveness. Mr Wood, Head of Year 11, said: “Learning to be assertive when necessary is an important part of being a… Read more »

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