16.09.2015

Senior Prefect Team Bonding Day

Last Friday our Senior Prefect Team took part in a day of teamwork, bonding and leadership development at BF Adventures. The day saw the students tackling a zip wire, canoeing and getting involved in water courses as a team in the old quarry, in order to strengthen and develop their relationships outside of lessons and… Read more »

18.06.2015

Opening of the Garden

On Thursday 18th June, the Academy Council came together in the sun to open the school’s new garden and outdoor classroom, complete with two signposts pointing in the direction of prominent cities around the globe. In their final speech as Head Students, Billie and Toby thanked the Site Team – who constructed the outdoor classroom… Read more »

08.06.2015

Meet the Senior Prefect Team

This week, the newly appointed Senior Prefect Team met with Mr Parker for lunch, to discuss the upcoming academic year and the challenges and experiences that come with being a Senior Prefect. Mr Parker said: “Every year I ask the Senior Prefect Team to make sure they leave a legacy. This year the Head Boy… Read more »

05.06.2015

Year 11 Creative Art Exhibition

On Thursday 4th June, our Year 11 artists displayed their coursework and exam pieces in the annual Creative Art Exhibition held in the Art Department. This year sees an incredible range of techniques and talents, colours and textures and both light and dark themes – making for an intriguing collection. On behalf of the department,… Read more »

03.06.2015

Intermediate Mathematical Challenge

Every year, students at Penrice are given the opportunity to participate in The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, which aims to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency, by using mathematical techniques to solve challenging problems.  This year 5 Year 11 students were awarded certificates for their achievements – Morwenna Tamblyn achieved Best in Year, Best… Read more »

11.05.2015

Penrice Completes Ten Tors Challenge

This weekend, six students from Penrice Academy completed the Ten Tors challenge, which sees teenagers from all over the South West taking on a 35, 45 or 55 mile self-sufficient expedition on Dartmoor. They were the first ever team to fly the flag for Penrice Academy. The 35mile team, who are all from St Austell,… Read more »

05.05.2015

Young Enterprise at Innovation Awards

At the end of April, the Penrice Young Enterprise team attended the Cornwall Innovation awards at The Atlantic Hotel, where they won the Happy Camper Award for the most positive customer service! Strive Cornwall, which is made up of Ellie Taylor, Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lobb, Jack Farley, Megan Garrett, Lewis Jackson, Aimee Rickson, Steven Bartlett, Emma… Read more »

24.03.2015

Young Enterprise

Before the Easter break, the Young Enterprise team attended the Saturday Spring Fair in Falmouth, with the aim of selling products they had created at school.  Year 11s Sam Arnold-Parra, Louis Lob, Stephen Bartlett, Ellie Taylor and Lewis Jackson, aka Strive Cornwall, sold plaques with phrases written in the Cornish language, made by using the laser… Read more »

06.02.2015

The Intermediate Maths Challenge

Penrice Students complete the Maths Challenge

This week, 33 year 9, 10 and 11 students took the Intermediate Maths Challenge, testing their mathematical skills. The challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust, is a paper with 25 multiple trust questions and students are  encouraged to think through answers rather than guess. The top 40% of students nationally (about 500) receive a… Read more »

22.01.2015

Students Perform at HFC Showcase

Penrice Students at the Hall For Cornwall

On Monday 19th January, 17 Penrice students represented their school at the Cornwall Secondary Drama Showcase at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. The theme of the night was Kernow Tales: Tall and Small, with 11 schools, two youth drama groups and three choirs celebrating Cornish culture using drama, dance and music to portray a… Read more »

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