26.07.2017

Our Celebration Poem

In their Final Celebration Assembly of the year, Year 8s Emily, Lia, Freja, Ebony and Hannah performed an original poem about moving into each year at school. by Freya Varley It’s strange that at some point in every day We turn aside from our lives and say: “What’s happening tomorrow?” We’re wasting time that we… Read more »

17.05.2017

Year 8’s Client Based DT Project

It has been a busy 8 weeks for our budding Year 8 designers, as they have modelled and finalised designs with their clients. Mr Watson explains… The process has been met with enthusiasm and confidence by all involved and the ideas have been phenomenal. Not only have our Year 8’s been able to gather feedback… Read more »

04.04.2017

UKMT Team Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Oscar Barber, Harvey Barnett, Stephanie Clemo and Maisie Craddock who took part in the Regional Final of the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The team came a very respectable 5th place out of 17 in the Regional finals at Penair on Monday 27th March 2017. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and… Read more »

14.03.2017

Showjumping Report: March 2017

Another brilliant weekend for our talented Equestrian Team. On Saturday they were competing at Colraine Equestrian Centre and came home with a lot of prizes! Jasmine Sleeman from Year 9 (riding two of her ponies) and Emily Hoskin from Year 8 jumped two superb rounds each (Jasmine riding four times) to finish in 6th place…. Read more »

24.02.2017

Year 8 Lead Life-Like DT Project

This year our Most Able Year 8 Design & Technology students are working on a huge two-term project which will see them meeting with ‘clients’, discussing specifications and planning, designing and constructing a product from scratch. Mr Watson explains: “Our designers have been provided with a context and product stimuli and will need to work… Read more »

12.01.2017

Year 8 GO 4 IT Day 2017

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, Penrice Academy held its annual Year 8 GO 4 IT Day, which saw the entirety of Year 8 delving into the world of work at school. Students spent the day making contacts and hearing from industry experts on what it’s like to work in various fields – from catering at… Read more »

18.11.2016

Star Student: Sadie, Year 8

Back in September 2016, Sadie from Year 8 attended the Bring Your Child To Work Day at HMS Drake at Babcock, Davenport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. The day – a first of its kind for Babcock – was a fantastic opportunity for school children to visit the Dockyard and see first-hand the wide range of… Read more »

18.11.2016

Interview: Football Star Chelsea

On Friday 21st October, Chelsea  from Year 8 and Olivia from Year 9 took part in the Cornwall School’s FA Trials. All girls of school age that play football for Cornwall or Devon Advanced Coaching Centres were invited to the trials, held at Brannel School. After the trials, Chelsea and Olivia were successful in being… Read more »

17.11.2016

Penrice Plus Gets Arty

After a few weeks of getting to know each other, practicing photography and meeting students, our Student Media Team created their first feature from scratch – doing interviews, photography, photo editing and uploading to the website, all in one hour… by the Student Media Team This week for Penrice Plus the Art students were bringing… Read more »

17.11.2016

Paige and Jake – Future Chef Finalists!

On Tuesday 16th November, Paige Swindon from Year 8 and Jake Hemming from Year 9 competed in the local final of this year’s Future Chef competition – and booked themselves a place in the Cornwall final! Mrs Knowles, Catering teacher at Penrice, said: “Our Future Chefs Jake and Paige put in a truly outstanding performance… Read more »

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